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Michelle Obama turns 50 - Happy Birthday (Slideshow)

>>> Michelle Obama's 50th Birthday Party at the White House

Michelle Obama
First Lady Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama turns 50 years old on Friday, January 17, 2014, and she’s proud of it. The First Lady of the United States has said she’s “50 and fabulous!” On Saturday, she will be celebrating her half-century mark with a big birthday party at the White House where she will be dancing, according to a CNN report on Friday. Reportedly, her husband, President Barack Obama, will be celebrating her milestone with her.

The big birthday party on Saturday has few details to go along with it, other than Beyonce is expected to attend - possibly perform. The guests have reportedly been told that it will be a dancing event. Atypical of parties at the White House, it is said that only desserts and drinks will be served. Many boxes filled with champagne were said to have been delivered to the White Houe on Friday - undoubtedly in anticipation of the 50th birthday party for Michelle Obama.

Last year, commenting on approaching the milestone of turning 50 years old, Mrs. Obama said she had never felt more confident in herself and was never more clear on who she is as a woman. In the past week, she made aging-related comments when she commented on plastic surgery. Basically, she said that she would never-say-never to such a procedure at this point in her life. However, she said she would not consider such a procedure now. When speaking to People magazine recently, she asserted that women should have the freedom to do whatever they need to do to feel good about themselves.

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama was born January 17, 1964. She’s the current First Lady (the first African-American First Lady in the United States), a wife, a mother of two daughters – Malia, born in 1998, and Sasha, born in 2001 – a Chicagoan, a lawyer and a writer. She grew up on the South Side of Chicago. After attending Princeton University and Harvard Law School, she returned to her hometown of Chicago to work in law. She worked at the Sidley Austin law firm, on the staff of Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, and for the University of Chicago Medical Center before going to Washington, D.C. as First Lady.

Her initiative as First Lady is “Let’s Move!” which is a program promoting good health and fitness for young Americans. As one can imagine, she’s undoubtedly President Obama’s biggest supporter. She is among the most independent of the First Ladies the United States has ever had – if not the most independent.

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