Michelle Obama Joins Instagram And Shares Pictures From Senegal Trip

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  • The First Lady joined the world of Instagram last night and gained herself 214,000 followers in a matter of hours

    Michelle Obama has finally joined Instagram. Those who enjoy the American First Lady’s tweets will be pleased to see that she’s not only signed up to the image-sharing app – but she’s already posted several pics.

    Hello, new favourite follow.

    Michelle joined the site last night under the name @michelleobama and her bio reads: ‘This account is run by the Office of First Lady Michelle Obama. Instagrams from the First Lady are signed -mo.’

    Within hours, Michelle had landed over 214,000 followers and the figure is still climbing. She’s only following one other Instagrammer – the official White House account.

    The First Lady is already finding her way around the app, rocking a number of fun filters on her first snaps. She’s been sharing pictures from her trip to Senegal, where she’s been meeting students from the Martin Luther King all-girls high school in Dakar. Her daughters Sasha and Malia join her in the very first picture, which reads: ‘My first instagram! So inspired and so impressed by these extraordinary young women. -mo #FLOTUSinAfrica.’

    Michelle then shared a video of schoolgirls dancing (yes, a VIDEO, she’s way ahead of us already), with the caption: ‘Students perform a welcome ceremony at MLK Middle School in Dakar. #FLOTUSinAfrica.’

    She added another from the classroom which read: ‘You all are role models for my daughters, which is why I brought them here today – so that they could be inspired by you just like I am. -First Lady Michelle Obama at MLK Middle School in Dakar. #FLOTUSinAfrica.’

    She later posted an image (with a border, of course), atken during a speech she’d given, with the caption: ‘Don’t ever forget that by investing in your education, you are doing the very best thing you can do…not just for yourselves, but for your children and grandchildren.’

    We’re obsessed already.




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