I’ve never been one to let celebrities influence my daily life.
I don’t take relationship advice from Dr. Phil.
Brad Pitt doesn’t tell me who to vote for.
My home certainly doesn’t follow the edicts of Martha Stewart.
But I must admit to a new celebrity crush–Michelle Obama. I am completely enchanted by her.
She reminds me a lot of Princess Diana. Last night, NBC aired a special that gave us a behind-the-scenes glimpse of life in the White House. Michelle was wearing capri pants and flat slippers. I think it was the shoes that first brought the princess to mind. Even in that casual attire, she was elegant and graceful. We saw her speaking to a room full of school children who were just enraptured by her. She hugged them with genuine warmth…there was no phoniness or fakery. You just knew that her actions would’ve been the same whether or not the cameras were there.
For the first time in decades, there is a vegetable garden at the White House. There is a swing set on the lawn and puppy running down the halls. Clearly this administration is doing things a little differently and I think Michelle has played a big role in that–all for the good.
Michelle took a lot of heat when she broke centuries-old protocol and hugged the Queen of England.
But look at the picture…the Queen hugged back…her teeny little gloved hand is right there in plain view.
I think that’s the effect Michelle has on people. They just want to hug her. I know I do.