About once a week at least one person tells me that I look “just like” Michelle Obama. They say this with straight faces, without being punked, and usually very excitedly.
Just for reference. Here is a picture of the First Lady.
And here is a picture me in the state I’m usually in when people tell me that I look just like the First Lady.
Just in case it’s still not clear that these pictures are of two different women, let me point out the differences.
Michelle Obama is 5 feet, 11 inches tall.
I am 5-foot-4 on a good day
Michelle Obama’s hair is a beautiful and even distribution of chestnut brown and black.
My hair is salt and peppery in randomly placed streaks.
Michelle Obama has gotten her pre-baby body back.
The other week, someone asked if I was pregnant
Michelle Obama can clearly do a few good minutes of kettlebell swings
I can recognize kettlebells in pictures.
Michelle Obama’s nails are a lovely length and manicured.
The pinky nails on my hands and feet refuse to grow at all.
Michelle Obama’s style has been described as “classic” and “all-American.”
My style has been described as “mostly from Target, but sometimes Ross, too.”
Michelle Obama is married to the thoughtful, progressive leader of the free world.
I once dated a guy who cried every time we went on a date because I “reminded him so much of the nanny who raised him… But she was more than a maid, she was like family. LIKE FAMILY!!”
Michelle Obama went to college and got a law degree from Harvard
I went to college and got a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, or as it’s noted on my diploma, a BJ
Michelle Obama has met the Queen of England
I have watched many episodes of Downton Abbey
Who do people say you look like? Are they also lying? Let us know about it in the comments.