First lady may consider plastic surgery in the future
First lady Michelle Obama graces the latest cover of People magazine, but the "Mom in Chief" didn't just talk about her education, veterans or nutrition initiatives. In fact, much of the interview discussed the first lady's post-White House plans - one of which may be plastic surgery.
According to The Associated Press, when asked whether she would be interested in going under the knife or receiving Botox, Obama did not completely rule out plastic surgery.
"Women should have the freedom to do whatever they need to do to feel good about themselves," the first lady said in the interview, as quoted by the news source. "Right now, I don't imagine that I would go that route, but I've also learned to never say never."
However, some of the questions Obama received in light of her turning 50 has rubbed several columnists the wrong way. Writing for CNN.com, Carol Costello stated that the interview made it seem like women over 50 are being shamed for their age and pressured to look younger.
Yet Obama's view of plastic surgery and injectables is refreshing, because it highlights that women of all ages should have a positive image of themselves - whether that means choosing to undergo a plastic surgery procedure or not. The first lady also emphasized the importance for women to stay healthy by attending yearly mammograms and Pap smears, as well as other routine wellness checkups.