Saturday 25 October 2014

Obama's daughter turns Sweet Sixteen in the White House

Eimear Phelan

Published 04/07/2014 | 18:46

First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia step off Air Force One August 16, 2009 upon arrival at Grand Canyon National Park Airport in Grand Canyon, Arizona. Obama and his family will spend the day visiting the Grand Canyon. Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
XI'AN, CHINA - MARCH 24:  First Lady Michelle Obama (Center) with her daughters Malia Obama (Left) and Sasha Obama (Right), mother Marian Robinson visit the Xi'an City Wall on March 24, 2014 in Xi'an, China. Michelle Obama's one-week-long visit in China will be focused on educational and cultural exchanges.  Michelle Obama's one-week-long visit in China will be focused on educational and cultural exchanges.  (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
First Lady Michelle Obama (Center) with her daughters Malia Obama (Left) and Sasha Obama (Right), mother Marian Robinson visit the Xi'an City Wall on March 24, 2014 in Xi'an, China. Michelle Obama's one-week-long visit in China will be focused on educational and cultural exchanges. Michelle Obama's one-week-long visit in China will be focused on educational and cultural exchanges. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
Glendalough tour guide George McClafferty talks to Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha, left, and Malia. Frank McGrath

Obama’s eldest daughter Malia celebrates her sweet 16 today on the most patriotic day in the US.

Malia Obama was born on the 4th of July 1998. She was just 12 when her father was elected as President.

Malia has grown up in the public eye. But while living in the White House she has had many regular teenager experiences like wearing braces and dating boys.

The teenager has spent the summer working as an “production assistant”  on the set of “Extant”, a new CBS sci-fi series that is being produced by Steven Spielberg in Los Angeles.

The company insists Malia is not getting any special attention because of her famous lineage. She is performing all the usual intern tasks such as “going on runs for coffee and drinks for most of the cast,” according to TMZ

One Facebook fan page for Malia has 547 likes and today it has been flooded with 'happy birthday' messages

America's First Family keep a firm control on privacy for their children. However, a Pitbull concert is rumoured to be taking place on the South Lawn of the executive mansion in honour of Malia's landmark birthday.

Malia's parents Michelle and Barack are famous for publicly sharing their parenting advice. They've shared their thoughts on tattoos and dodgy boyfriends.

Barrack pledged in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres that if either of his daughters got a tattoo, he and Michelle would get matching ones on their faces, to reduce “the cool factor of any tattoo”.

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