Michelle Obama Newest Cover Girl for Sports Illustrated: Presidents’ Day Spread

February 23, 2011 2:35 pm
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Michelle Obama Newest Cover Girl for Sports Illustrated: Presidents’ Day Spread

Michelle Obama is the newest cover girl for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue for the magazine’s Presidents’ Day special. The spread features over 15 pictures of the first lady on the exotic beaches a few hours from Washington, D.C.  Obama nabbed the cover girl spot from other prominent first ladies including Hilary Clinton and Laura Bush.

Michelle recently revealed that she would be interested in more gigs outside of the White House.  “Sports Illustrated has really broadened my horizons, and I want to continue to pursue my modeling career.  You never know where it will take you,” she told the Wall Street Journal.

Landing this cover is a huge deal for Michelle, who may be taking a detour from her usual duties as a prominent and outspoken first lady and notable advocate for poverty.  “It’s just so exciting to see my pictures on the inside of gas stations” Obama proclaimed.