Now, don’t get us wrong. We j’adore Michelle Obama. Je won’t hear a word against her (though she needs to keep her paws off Her Majesty. Tsk tsk). And we’d probably do her husband in a Monica Lewinsky style and fashion, though you won’t be catching us in GAP anytime soon…
But when we hear she’s been voted one of the 100 Most Beautiful People in the World (all capital letters!) by the esteemed People magoizine, then we have to step up to the plate – whatever ‘the plate’ is – and say a plain old fashioned, we don’t think so.
Firstly, why are we judging someone of her calibre and talent and what-have-you on looks? It may be all Halle Berry or Christina Applegate need to get by but this is like one of the Top Three Ladies. Some say First!
Secondly, she is a bit of what is known in the good old U of K as a Honey Monster (based on a cartoon character used to sell Sugar Puffs who was very tall with very broad shoulders) and thirdly, just, no. Sorry. Not having it.
‘I grew up with very strong male role models who thought I was smart and fast and funny, so I heard that a lot,’ quoth Michelle in People. And we certainly get that and consider it to be more important than beautiful. Any fool can be beautiful. Look at Princess Diana! ‘I know that there are many young girls who don’t hear [that they are beautiful]. But I was fortunate.’
*puts arm round her shoulders, sees how she likes it*