Lady O ain’t the only Obama winning awards these days. The little baby that became a member of the White House at such a tender age is growing up — and America has taken noticed.
TIME has named 15-year-old Malia Obama one of its “16 Most Influential Teens”. The magazine praised Malia for maintaining composure and grace and for acting, well, normal. Being the daughter to one of the most powerful men in the world could grant any child a free pass to do whatever they want but not Malia. She’s remained poised and unbothered by cameras and negative press.
And just how influential is the teen? TIME cites Obama’s credit to his daughters for the supportive position he took on gay marriage.
De Blasio’s 16-year-old son Dante, who became New York City’s “latest fashion icon” during his father’s mayoral campaign, also appears on the list.