Michelle Obama leads a group of famous White House faces that have landed on the pages of People’s list of the 100 most beautiful.
The first lady joins White House social secretary Desiree Rogers, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, White House chef Sam Kass and chief of staff Rahm Emanuel in a section called “Barack’s Beauties.” Actress and recent cancer survivor Christina Applegate made the cover.
Obama told the magazine that growing up she had a “father and a brother who thought I was beautiful, and they made me feel that way every single day.”
“I grew up with very strong male role models who thought I was smart and fast and funny, so I heard that a lot,” she added. “I know that there are many young girls who don't hear it. But I was fortunate.”
The 2009 issue is the first ‘most beautiful’ appearance for Obama.
The Jonas Brothers, favorites of Sasha and Malia Obama, also made the list, along with actors George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Halle Berry, Robert Pattinson and “Slumdog” star Dev Patel.