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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama flexes her arms in response to a joke about her habit of wearing sleeveless dresses during the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington May 9, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

London-In the eight years she spent at the White House, Michelle Obama succeeded in leaving a remarkable print by focusing on children’s health, and participating with kids in planting vegetables in her backyard to emphasize the importance of healthy nutrition. Over the past months, U.S newspapers published many reports on the evolution of Obama’s personality and the popularity she has gained.

The speech she gave to condemn Donald Trump’s disrespect and insults against women, has brightened the image of the First Lady. After Trump won the presidential elections, supporters of his rival Hillary Clinton, who was expected to be the first female president in the U.S., have turned their support to Michelle Obama.

On Twitter, people have trended the hashtag #Michelle2020 and hoped she would succeed where Hillary failed.

During her husband’s electoral campaigns in 2008, many people felt concerned about Michelle. Some journalists considered her a black woman who cannot play the traditional role of the first lady. However, years after she went into the White House, Michelle has shown great power and influence.

According to the Pollster Celinda Lake, Michelle Obama has her customized woman-supporting voice. When her husband Barack Obama was elected the first black U.S. president, Michelle had to quit her job and try to cope with her new position as First Lady. she knew that mistakes are not allowed and that her new role as the first black lady compel her on marking a clear footprint.

From the beginning, she called herself “the mothers’ leader” and said she will focus all her efforts on the family and children. She inaugurated projects to raise awareness of healthy nutrition and the importance of sports.

Her kind and modest personality also led her to dance with children and participate with them in activities such as agriculture and sports.

Michelle Obama was also admired by celebrities of Art, culture, and fashion.

In the White House East Wing, where the first lady was living, people tell that she was a strict housewife and mom. She maintained regulations starting from her daughters Sasha and Malia, who were always supposed to do what their mother asks them to do.

The First Lady had set tough rules and banned TV, videogames, and sleeping outside the White House during the week. She was keen to work only three days a week, so she can dedicate the needed time for her family.