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Malia Obama Spotted In VIP Party At New Kings (Photos)

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Former First Daughter Malia Obama was seen attending a VIP party for a new hot spot in Massachusetts.

Malia was spotted at the grand opening for the new Kings location in Seaport, Massachusetts, on Nov. 12, the Boston Herald reported. The party included other big names such as "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot, celebrity chef Jason Santos and several Boston Bruins alumni.

According to the Boston Eater, Kings is an enormous bowling complex that also offers food, drinks and arcade games. Its first location opened in 2002, and three other locations have opened since. Malia was spotted signing a bowling pin for a customer.

The former first daughter has kept a relatively low profile since moving into a Harvard University dorm in September. Her mother, Michelle Obama, said at the time that Malia's transition into the college campus was difficult because she would be approached by several people a day to take photos, People reported.

Paparazzi took photos of Malia on campus when she first moved into her dorm. She was approached by a Boston Globe reporter who asked for an interview. Malia reportedly politely declined and offered a handshake to the reporter, the Miami Herald reports.

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“As a parent, we’re well aware, but our son doesn’t seem to be as concerned as we are,” Shannon Whisenant, whose son also attends Harvard, told the Boston Globe. “We were kind of excited when we found out."

Former President Barack Obama reportedly shed tears while dropping Malia off at the college campus. He told People last year that his daughters were “ready to get out, just out from their parents’ house.”

“The fact that their parents’ house is the White House may add to it,” Barack explained. “But Malia’s going off to college. She’s a grown woman.”

Barack added that leaving from the White House straight to college has a unique “sentimentality about” it.

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“It is different for them than for most kids in that when they leave, they won’t be able to come back home," the former president added. "Malia’s spoken about how she regrets the fact that she won’t have that home base in the same way.”

He then offered some advice to his eldest daughter.

“Be open to new experiences when you go to college,” Barack said. “Don’t go to college just to duplicate the same experience you had in high school.”

Sources: Boston Herald, Miami Herald, People (2) / Featured Image: Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism/Flickr / Embedded Images: Boston Herald, Obama White House/Flickr

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