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