Michelle Obama pens college recommendation for Black-ish star Yara Shahidi

Whether she's having lunch with Bono or surprising students, Michelle Obama has been staying pretty busy since leaving the White House.

And now the former first lady is once again in the news, this time for writing a college recommendation letter for Black-ish star Yara Shahidi.

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"She is very amazing and such a supporter, which is something very surreal to say," Shahidi told W Magazine.

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (L) and actress Yara Shahidi participate in a forum on girls' education at the Newseum in Washington, U.S. October 11, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (L) and actress Yara Shahidi gesture as they participate in a forum on girls' education at the Newseum in Washington, U.S. October 11, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (L) and actress Yara Shahidi participate in a forum on girls' education at the Newseum in Washington, U.S. October 11, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Glamour magazine Editor-in-chief Cynthia Leive (L-R), U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and actress Yara Shahidi participate in a forum on girls' education at the Newseum in Washington, U.S. October 11, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Glamour magazine editor-in-chief Cynthia Leive (L-R), U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and actress Yara Shahidi participate in a forum on girls' education at the Newseum in Washington, U.S. October 11, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Glamour magazine editor-in-chief Cynthia Leive (L-R), U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and actress Yara Shahidi participate in a forum on girls' education at the Newseum in Washington, U.S. October 11, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 11: Activist Yara Shahidi speaks during a panel discussion at Glamour Hosts 'A Brighter Future: A Global Conversation on Girls' Education' with First Lady Michelle Obama at The Newseum on October 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Glamour)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 11: Instgram's Eva Chen, actress and activist Rowan Blanchard, entrepreneur Cara Santana, and actress and activist Yara Shahidi arrive at Glamour Hosts 'A Brighter Future: A Global Conversation on Girls' Education' With First Lady Michelle Obama at The Newseum on October 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Glamour)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 11: (L to R) Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive, First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and actress and activist Yara Shahidi participate in panel discussion at Glamour Hosts 'A Brighter Future: A Global Conversation on Girls' Education' with First Lady Michelle Obama at The Newseum on October 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Glamour)
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Obama showed her support for Shahidi by writing four recommendations —one of them being to the first lady's alma mater Harvard, where Obama attended law school. Malia Obama will also attend the prestigious university following a gap year.

"I know when Malia Obama announced [she was deferring], she got a lot of slack, but I feel like what's interesting is I know so many people that are deferring. It's more than to just roam around or just sit down and stare at a wall, but it will also give me an opportunity to work," said Shahidi.

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1. Secret Service agents avert their eyes as the Obamas share a private moment on Inauguration Day 2009.

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2. Dancing at the White House during the Governors Ball in February 2009.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

3. Holding hands while heading to Camp David for the first time in March 2009.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

4. In the White House's Red Room with adviser Valerie Jarrett in March 2009.

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5. Watching fireworks on the roof of the White House on July 4, 2009.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

6. ​Posing for their first holiday portrait at the White House.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

7. ​Sharing a kiss after the State of the Union address in 2010.

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

8. ​President Obama chats with Michelle as they walk the White House Colonnade in Sept. 2010.

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9. The Obamas visit the Flight 93 crash site on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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10. ​Barack whispers something to Michelle during a break between events at the 2011 UN General Assembly.

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11. Obama jokes with Michelle after she says Dr. Jill Biden is her "favorite person in the room."

Photo courtesy: White House / Pete Souza

12. ​The First Couple shares a private dance before a May 2012 concert at the White House.

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13. ​The First Lady greets Barack Obama on the tarmac at JFK in June 2012.

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14. ​The Obamas look out over their hometown skyline in Chicago on June 15, 2012.

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15. ​At Valerie Jarrett's daughter's Chicago wedding in June 2012.

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16. ​The First Couple smooches for the KissCam during a timeout at an Olympic basketball exhibition game in 2012.

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17. The Obamas made history with this August 2012 hug -- this became the most tweeted photo of all time after Obama sent it out to his followers on election night.

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18. ​Barack gives Michelle a kiss during the inaugural parade.

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19. ​The Obamas giggle as they ride in the inaugural parade in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013.

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21. ​The President sings 'Happy Birthday' to Michelle in the Blue Room of the White House. The First Lady's new hairstyle attracted a lot of attention from this photo.

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22. ​The Obamas arrive for an official dinner at the Presidential Palace in Dakar, Senegal, June 27, 2013.

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25. ​The Obamas and their pets Sunny and Bo, wait to greet visitors in the Blue Room during a White House tour.

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27. ​The Obamas hold hands during the event to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches on March 7, 2015.

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28. The Obamas pose for a "Gimme Five" initiative photo in the East Room of the White House during the annual Easter Egg Roll, on April 6, 2015.

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29. The first lady snuggled against the president during a video taping for the 2015 World Expo in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on March 27, 2015.

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30. ​The Obamas react to a child in a pope costume and mini popemobile as they welcomed children during a Halloween event on the South Lawn of the White House.

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"I've been working more than half of my life and that's always been balanced with school and all of the other responsibilities, so to have a year to focus on work and to focus on specified interests will be nice before I pick a career and choose what I want to study and my life path."

Shahidi intends on double majoring in African American studies and sociology.


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