Michelle Obama is 'most admired' woman in the world, new poll says

To some, she’s the “Forever First Lady” but across the world, Michelle Obama is the “most admired.”

According to a recent YouGov.com poll, which surveyed 42,000 people in 41 countries, the former First Lady topped the list as the “Most Admired Woman in the World.”

Mrs. O even beat out her pal, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, who came in second.

Academy Award-winning actress and human rights activist Angelina Jolie landed in third place, while Queen Elizabeth II was fourth on the list.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — another former First Lady — clocked in at number 8 while pop diva Madonna ranked at number 11.

Bringing pride to the LGTBQ community, Ellen DeGeneres was number 15.

Current First Lady Melania Trump came in at number 19 out of 20.

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JULY 06: A conversation with Michelle Obama takes place during the 2019 ESSENCE Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on July 06, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JULY 06: A conversation with Michelle Obama takes place during the 2019 ESSENCE Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on July 06, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JULY 06: A conversation with Michelle Obama takes place during the 2019 ESSENCE Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on July 06, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JULY 06: Former First Lady Michelle Obama (L) is interviewed by Gayle King during the 2019 ESSENCE Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on July 06, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JULY 06: Michelle Obama (L) is interviewed by Gayle King during the 25th Anniversary Essence Festival at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on July 6, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Gary Miller/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JULY 06: Michelle Obama (L) is interviewed by Gayle King during the 25th Anniversary Essence Festival at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on July 6, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Gary Miller/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JULY 06: Former First Lady Michelle Obama (L) is interviewed by Gayle King at the 25th Essence Music Festival at The Mercedes-Benz Superdome on July 06, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/FilmMagic)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JULY 06: Michelle Obama and Gayle King speak onstage during the 2019 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola at Louisiana Superdome on July 06, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for ESSENCE)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JULY 06: Michelle Obama speaks onstage during the 2019 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola at Louisiana Superdome on July 06, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for ESSENCE)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JULY 06: Michelle Obama speaks onstage during the 2019 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola at Louisiana Superdome on July 06, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for ESSENCE)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JULY 06: Former First Lady Michelle Obama is interviewed at the 25th Essence Music Festival at The Mercedes-Benz Superdome on July 06, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/FilmMagic)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JULY 06: Michelle Obama speaks onstage during the 2019 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola at Louisiana Superdome on July 06, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for ESSENCE)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JULY 06: Michelle Obama speaks onstage during the 2019 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola at Louisiana Superdome on July 06, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for ESSENCE)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JULY 06: Michelle Obama and Gayle King speak onstage during the 2019 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola at Louisiana Superdome on July 06, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for ESSENCE)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JULY 06: Former First Lady Michelle Obama (L) is interviewed by Gayle King at the 25th Essence Music Festival at The Mercedes-Benz Superdome on July 06, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/FilmMagic)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JULY 06: Michelle Obama and Gayle King speak onstage during the 2019 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola at Louisiana Superdome on July 06, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for ESSENCE)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JULY 06: Former First Lady Michelle Obama is interviewed at the 25th Essence Music Festival at The Mercedes-Benz Superdome on July 06, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/FilmMagic)
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Meanwhile, on the Most Admired Men’s list Michelle’s husband, former President Barack Obama, came in at number two.

Billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates topped the list, while international action star Jackie Chan kicked in at number three.

On the YouGov survey of the Most Admired Men in the U.S., Obama bested Donald Trump, who came in at number two.

Mrs. Obama was once again number one on the women’s list.

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