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Michelle Obama botox: First lady talks botox, turning 50 and freedom for women

Michelle Obama, First Lady
Michelle Obama, First Lady
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A Michelle Obama botox chat took place this week in which the first lady of the U.S. opened up on not refusing the idea of plastic surgery in the future, including botox. Obama also shared her thoughts on turning 50 this month — she will reach the milestone age on Jan. 17 — and about the freedom of women having the right to do what makes them feel beautiful and confident. MSN News shares some of the first lady’s comments during her interview with “People” magazine this Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.

The Michelle Obama botox statement came about during the presidential wife’s recent dialogue on female health, style, and life.

"Women should have the freedom to do whatever they need to do to feel good about themselves," the first lady said proudly in a new “People” magazine talk that will make its way to newsstands this Friday, on Michelle Obama’s birthday. "Right now, I don't imagine that I would go that route, but I've also learned to never say never."

As it has been since the start of President Barack Obama’s term as president, Michelle Obama’s message to women in the U.S. is to stay on top of their health. The first lady reveals that she has never once missed a health checkup, and undergoes both mammograms and Pap smears as scheduled. She added that she has had a colonoscopy recently as well. Staying healthy in terms of eating good foods and exercise is a key to staying young, she adds.

"I don't obsess about what I eat, but I do make sure that I'm eating vegetables and fruit," noted Mrs. Obama. "And as everyone knows, I do exercise when I can."

Aside from the Michelle Obama botox talk, the first lady’s popular and positive "Let's Move" campaign to limit childhood obesity rates through both solid exercise and healthy eating habits will mark its fifth anniversary in February 2014.

The first lady’s favorite exercises include yoga and cardio workouts, which she feels keep her feeling young, full of energy, and flexible.

Michelle Obama also revealed that she has hit a high point in turning 50 this week. The first lady joked that her position as wife of the President of the U.S. is “pretty high up there.” She added that she still feels her life is “evolving … and that [she] can’t just sit on [her] blessings or talents.”

Much like her forward-thinking ideals, Michelle Obama believes that with botox and other forms of plastic surgery, it’s important to not rule such options out for women, as in that choice is freedom. And through freedom, the first lady can make an impact on others through her respected role and position as a leading figure in our country.

"I've got to keep figuring out ways to have an impact, whether as a mother or as a professional or as a mentor to other kids everywhere," the first lady said, noting that daughter Malia, now 15, will be in college when she and Barack leave the White House in January 2017. Daughter Sasha, 12, will be getting ready to leave then, too. "At that point in life, whoa, the sky is the limit!"