Being the daughter of one of the most powerful men on the Earth is no easy feat! As one of the daughters of the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama, Malia literally grew up in the glare of the public eye. Hardly ten years old when her dad became the president of the world's foremost economic and military power, constantly being under the media’s scrutiny is no big deal for the young girl. Exposure to much publicity at such a young age has only made her more confident, graceful, and ready to take on the world! Pretty and elegant just like her mom, Malia has also inherited her parents’ charming personal traits and has quite a few fans on her social media handles. Even though both her parents have tried their best to shield Malia and her sister from unwanted publicity and excessive media attention, it hasn’t stopped the media or the public from expressing their fondest desire to get to know the girls better. Despite their hectic schedules, her parents try their best to ensure that the girls get to live their lives as close to normal as possible.
The Meteoric Rise to Stardom
Malia Obama first came to the limelight when her father Barack Obama occupied the office of the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009. As a young member of the First Family, she received a lot of attention along with her younger sister Natasha who became the youngest child to reside in the White House since John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1961. Both the little girls became the darlings of the adoring citizens who were eager to lap up any information they could get about the president’s daughters. Cautious about the ill-effects too much publicity could have on the girls’ lives, Barack Obama decided to shield them from the public eye. Under the protective gaze of their parents, Malia and her sister were carefully guarded from unnecessary publicity so that they could live like normal girls of their age.
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Controversies & Scandals
Malia Obama is just another teenage girl who loves to have fun with her friends and enjoys hanging out with them! But being the daughter of the president comes with its own downside. Unlike other teenagers who party, dance, and do all the “normal” fun things without caring about the world, Malia has to be more restrained in her approach due to the constant media glare surrounding her. Even if she does some normal teen thing, it becomes an issue of national scrutiny! Malia set some tongues wagging when she opted out of the Democratic National Convention to attend a four-day-long music festival in Chicago where she also twerked. A controversial video of the young girl performing the infamous dance went viral online. The 18-year-old also came under public scrutiny when she was spotted in an exclusive Soho nightclub known as The Parlor which is only for 21 years and up. She was alleged to be intoxicated and was accused of shouting at a White House correspondent who happened to be at the same party.
Behind The Curtains
Malia Obama is the elder daughter of former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. She was born on July 4, 1998 at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She has one younger sister, Natasha, also known as Sasha. The girls’ lives changed completely once their dad became the president and they too were elevated to the status of “First Daughters.” She attended the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. where she was also active in soccer, dance and drama. She graduated in 2016 and spent the summer working as an intern in the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Spain. She also secured an internship with Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein, in early 2017. She plans to attend Harvard University in the near future.