Barack Obama Reveals Why Americans Will Never See Michelle Obama in a Swimsuit

Jason Pham
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A commitment to herself. Barack Obama revealed why Michelle Obama was never seen in a swimsuit when she was the First Lady of the United States—and why she still may never be photographed in a bikini.

In an interview with Vanity Fair to promote his new book, A Promised Land, the former President revealed that his wife made a promise to herself to never be photographed in a swimsuit, which is why she didn’t go with her husband and their youngest daughter, Sasha, to the beach one time when they lived in the White House.

“‘This is one of my main goals as first lady. I will not be photographed by the paparazzi in a bathing suit,'” Barack recalled Michelle telling him. “And she succeeded.”

Though Barack confirmed that Michelle was “serious” about her commitment to not be seen in a swimsuit, the...

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