WASHINGTON (AP) - A teenage rite of passage has come through the White House, with President Barack Obama revealing daughter Malia recently attended her first prom.
Obama reveals daughter Malia attended first prom
US President Barack Obama (R) and daughter Malia applaud after lighting the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington on December 6, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 27: U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks with his daughter Malia Obama, 15, before pardoning the 2013 National Thanksgiving Turkey, 'Popcorn' on the North Portico of the White House November 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. A 38-pound, full-grown Broad Breasted White domesticated turkey, 'Popcorn' and its alternate 'Caramel' will be sent to live at Mount Vernon, the estate and home of George Washington. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WEST TISBURY , MA - AUGUST 16: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) his daughter Malia Obama ride a bike during a vacation on Martha's Vineyard August 16, 2013in West Tisbury, Massachusetts. Obama and his family are on a weeklong vacation. (Photo by Rick Friedman-Pool/Getty Images)
US First Lady Michelle Obama (4th R) daughter Malia (3rd R) and senior advisor to the president Valerie Jarrett (2nd R) make burrittos while taking part in a community service project at DC Central Kitchen in celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 5: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and his daughters Malia (L) and Sasha (C) walk across the South Lawn of the White House after arriving by Marine One January 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama returns from a two-week holiday in Hawaii. (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia (L) and Sasha (2nd L) watch the Oregon State University vs University of Akron college basketball game at the Diamond Head Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, on December 22, 2013. Michelle Obama's bother, Craig Robinson, is the coach of the Oregon State. The first family is in Hawaii for their annual winter holiday vacation. AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 15: (L-R) Malia Obama, Sasha Obama, US President Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama onstage at TNT Christmas in Washington 2013 at the National Building Museum on December 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. DC. 24313_004_1413.JPG (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
US President Barack Obama pays for books with daughters Malia (R) and Sasha at the Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington on November 30, 2013 as part of Small Business Saturday. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
COLLEGE PARK, MD - NOVEMBER 17: President of the United States Barack Obama talks with his daughter Malia during a college basketball game between the Oregon State Beavers and the Maryland Terrapins at the Comcast Center on November 17, 2013 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk with daughters Malia (2nd R) and Sasha (2nd L) after attending Sunday services at Saint John's Episcopal Church October 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Michelle Obama (L) and her two daughters, Sasha (R) and Malia (C) await the start of the Riverdance Performance in Dublin's Gaiety Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, on June 17, 2013. The US First Lady visited Dublin in the Republic of Ireland as her husband US President Barack Obama attended the G8 Summit in Lough Erne in Northern Ireland. AFP PHOTO / ARTUR WIDAK (Photo credit should read ARTUR WIDAK/AFP/Getty Images)
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Obama wouldn't say whether his older daughter had a date or went with friends. He joked it's "classified information" during an interview airing Friday on the talk show "Live! With Kelly and Michael."
But the president says he doesn't think he'd been too intimidating for any boy who might roll up to the White House to pick Malia up.
Obama says it was "a little bit jarring" to see his 15-year-old 10th grader in heels for the first time. He says Malia looked beautiful.
The president says he and the first lady were worried that growing up in the White House would give their daughters "an attitude." But he expresses pride that they have remained respectful, kind and considerate young women and gives credit to his wife.