It’s that time of the year again — summer is ending and school is starting. This year, such is the case for Malia Obama. Former President Barack Obama and wife Michelle emotionally helped the 19-year-old former first daughter move into her college dorm Monday afternoon as the rest of the country was distracted by the solar eclipse.
Barack and Michelle hid their eyes behind sunglasses as they rushed to their car after helping their eldest fly the coop. While moving toward empty-nest status isn’t easy for any parent, the Obamas have much to take pride in.
After a gap year volunteering in South America and interning with The Weinsten Company, the young Obama is ready to follow in her parents’ footsteps at Harvard. Malia was taking hers in trendy white sneakers paired casually under an Alexander Wang top. The black T-shirt ($231) features a large barcode print graphic in orange that she teamed with the white low-top kicks.
Despite her celebrityesque styling, Malia has no interest in being the campus celebrity, politely declining comments to the press. Fortunately, she won’t be alone in avoiding media attention, as Yara Shahidi of “Black-ish” will be her classmate.
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