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What Malia Obama demanded of her parents during her prom night

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Former President of the United States Barrack Obama’s first born daughter Malia had a rather odd request to her parents during her prom. The 20-year-old Malia Ann Obama asked her parents to ‘be chill’ and not to embarrass her in front of her date.

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In her memoir, Becoming, Michelle Obama, Malia’s mother reveals how their first born daughter handled her prom in 2015. According to Michelle, Malia was invited to prom by a boy she liked and she asked her parents to just be cool when he came.

On the appointed evening, her date arrived in his car clearing security at the southeast gate of the White House, following the path up and around the South Lawn by which heads of state and other visiting dignitaries normally arrived, and then gamely—bravely—walking into the Dip Room dressed in a black suit.” Michelle described in the book.

Malia, who wore a long black skirt and an elegant bare-shouldered top was a little embarrassed by her parents as they rode the elevator downstairs to meet her prom date. According to Michelle, she was barefoot while her husband was in flip-flops. The two successfully managed to play it cool, although Malia later admitted to have found their whole encounter with her date a bit excruciating.

It was at this time that the former PROTUS and FLOTUS allowed any of their daughter to travel in a vehicle with anyone but Secret Service. They watched her leave and hoped that their security detail would watch over Malia throughout her date.

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“Barack and I shook the young man’s hand, snapped a few pictures, and gave our daughter a hug before sending them on their way. We took what was perhaps unfair comfort in the knowledge that Malia’s security detail would basically ride the boy’s bumper all the way to the restaurant where they were going for dinner before the dance and would remain on quiet duty throughout the night,” Michelle wrote.

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