Malia Obama Turns 16 on Fourth of July, So There's Even More Reason to Celebrate
Today may be hotdog-fireworks-beer-in-the-park day, but the Obamas have an extra reason to party on Pennsylvania Avenue: Malia Obama's sweet sixteen is today, July the 4th. She's only the second first daughter in recent history to turn 16 while her father is still president — and the first to do so on Independence Day!— the last being Chelsea Clinton, back in 1996. Feeling old? Wait till you hear this: Malia was only ten when she made her way into our hearts with her adorable "I love you, Daddy!" at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Gaw, how time flies.
As the Washington Post points out, when Chelsea Clinton had her sixteenth birthday back in the '90's, she got the offer of three cars. On the other end of the spectrum, when the U.K's Prince Harry turned sixteen, he spent the day at his boarding school, Eton. So what will Malia do? Well, rumor has it that she and her family will be serenaded by Pitbull at the annual picnic on the White House's South Lawn.
It's been a big year for the Obamas' eldest daughter. She spent time working as a production assistant on the set of Extant , the upcoming CBS sci-fi series starring Halle Berry. She went to Disneyland, and visited UC Berkeley. So, in honor of her birthday, here are some of our other fond memories of the first daughter:
The time she, along with her younger sister Sasha, was the recipient of an open letter from Barack Obama.
In it, he said he wanted Malia and Sasha "to grow up in a world with no limits on your dreams and no achievements beyond your reach, and to grow into compassionate, committed women who will help build that world." Seems she did, Mr. Pres!