Just when we thoughts we couldn’t love our First Lady any more, she made a guest appearance on BET’s “106 & Park” and showed the youth that it’s cool to be pretty and smart.
Rocking a black leather jacket and gray slacks, the FLOTUS shared the details of President Obama‘s “North Star” Goal, a new education initiative that aims to boost graduation rates and place the U.S. as the leading nation of college graduates by 2020.
As Mrs. Obama discussed the pivotal role education played in her life, show hosts Bow Wow and Keshia Chanté and the audience of New York City high school and college students listened to her every word.
This wasn’t the first stop on the First Lady’s promotion tour. Last week, she spoke to students at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, D.C.
“No matter what the president does, no matter what your teachers and principals do, or whatever is going on in your home or neighborhood, the person with the biggest impact on your education is you,” she said. “It’s going to take young people like all of you across the country stepping up and taking control of your education.”
“I’m here today because I want you to know that my story can be your story,” she added. “The details might be a little different, but so many of the challenges and triumphs will be just the same.”
Be sure to catch Mrs. Obama on “106 & Park” this tomorrow, November 19, on BET.
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1. First Lady Memorable Fashion 
Mrs. Obama wore a sunny Isabel Toledo ensemble for the inauguration on January 20th.
2. First Lady Memorable Fashion 
White inaugural gown by the then-unknown 26-year-old designer Jason Wu
3. Michelle Obama
President and Michelle Obama’s State Dinner for the National Governors Assn.
4. First Lady Memorable Fashion 
Mrs. Obama made a big statement in Prague on April 5th in a blouse by Moschino.
5. First Lady Memorable Fashion 
Sleeveless in Narciso Rodriguez dress, during the President's address to Congress
6. First Lady Memorable Fashion 
Mrs. Obama made waves by speaking at the Capital Area Food Bank in Lanvin sneakers that retailed for $540.
7. First Lady Memorable Fashion 
Mrs. Obama became the first First Lady to fly Air Force One in shorts when she visited the Grand Canyon
8. First Lady Memorable Fashion 
Mrs. Obama went head-to-head with Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in possibly the most highly anticipated First Lady Fashion Face-Off ever.
9. First Lady Memorable Fashion 
Mrs. Obama raised eyebrows with what some thought was a haircut turned out to be elegant updo.
10. First Lady Memorable Fashion 
Designer Oscar de la Renta was offended by this Azzedine Alaia ensemble
11. First Lady Memorable Fashion 
Mrs. Obama even looked elegant at the Vatican in a veil by Moschino on July 10th.
12. First Lady Memorable Fashion 
Mrs. Obama paid her first visit to the White House on November 10th, 2008 in a head-turning dress by Maria Pinto
13. First Lady Memorable Fashion 
Mrs. Obama got into the Halloween spirit when she dressed up as a feline.