michelle-obama-formalMichelle Obama has made it into People magazine’s new list of 100 most beautiful people, which hits newsstands on Friday.

The First Lady says: ‘I 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. I know that there are many young girls who don’t hear it. But I was fortunate.’

Also included in a ‘Barack’s Beauties’ section were White House Chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and others.

Words by Nadifa Sheikhey