Michelle Obama has been in the news recently for her many celebrity appearances. From her "Evolution of Mom Dancing" performance on Jimmy Fallon to her surprise appearance via video to announce Best Picture at the Oscars, her cameos have sparked debate among her fans and critics. Some called for a separation of Hollywood and state, while others laud her embrace of the public stage. To help you compare America's first ladies, MSN News has put together a gallery.
- Approval rating: 79% (2009 Gallup)
- Campaign: The Let's Move! campaign to tackle childhood obesity. In 2011, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden launched Joining Forces, which seeks to provide assistance to military families.
- Fashion: From her stylish new bangs and her bicep-revealing frocks to her endorsement of American labels, Michelle Obama has become a style icon, with many dubbing her as "the first lady of fashion."
- Party affiliation: Democrat
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