The former first lady showed off her moves Wednesday at Temple University during the yearly event that celebrates high school kids who are heading off to school, with many wearing T-shirts from their respective colleges, Philly.com reports. She wore a blue denim peplum jacket by Alexander McQueen with black skinny jeans, a black tee, and strappy black shoes.
Footage of the 54-year-old’s performance was shot by actress Zendaya, who cheered in the crowd.
— Zendaya Media (@ZendayaMedia) May 2, 2018
Others, including Ciara and Bailee Madison, shared their movies with MObama as well.
— Ciara (@ciara) May 2, 2018
Can't stop dancing and celebrating YOU!!!!! Congratulations to those who have committed to furthering their education & who are reaching higher! The world is making room for YOU!!! @MichelleObama @ciara @KELLYROWLAND ❤️❤️@bettermakeroom #thankfulthankful pic.twitter.com/VCqRMgEhyv
— Bailee Madison (@BaileeMadison) May 2, 2018
A post shared by Dikembe Mutombo (@dofficialmutombo) on May 2, 2018 at 11:00am PDT
“Oh my goodness, what a crowd,” said Obama as she came onstage. “I’m so happy to be here. Are you guys excited? We need you all to be successful. We love you so much, and we expect high things from you. I’m not one of the doubters. I know that you have what it takes to succeed.
“There are all these people out there telling you what you can’t do,” she added. “I am so proud of you all. You did just what I did. You ignored the haters.”
Obama shared her experience of leaving Chicago for Princeton University in New Jersey as a teen. “I didn’t know if I was smart enough,” she said. “I thought maybe I’m not good enough. Maybe I can’t keep up.”
That self-doubt followed Obama straight to the White House. Calling her early days as first lady a “struggle,” she said, “There were a lot of people who told us that we weren’t supposed to be in the White House, that we couldn’t handle the pressure, that we weren’t ready. So I’m telling you, they will doubt you today and they will doubt you for the rest of your life.”
In March, Obama also cut a rug. After a 2-year-old girl named Parker Curry went viral for her starstruck reaction to a painting of Obama in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, the former FLOTUS invited her for a private dance session to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.”
Parker, I'm so glad I had the chance to meet you today (and for the dance party)! Keep on dreaming big for yourself…and maybe one day I'll proudly look up at a portrait of you! pic.twitter.com/faUVTsYWun
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) March 6, 2018
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