Michelle Obama Wrote a College Recommendation for One of the Stars of Black-ish


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Black-ish star Yara Shahidi sat for an interview with W Magazine and revealed, among other things, that none other than former First Lady Michelle Obama wrote her college recommendation letter.

It all seems to have started earlier this year when the two shared the stage at Glamour‘s event, “A Brighter Future: A Global Conversation on Girls’ Education.” Shahidi mentioned that she planned to study sociology, and Obama responded that she studied the same subject at Princeton. Shahidi laughed and asked her to write her recommendation letter.

Obama said she would. Apparently, she’s made good on her offer. Shahidi also said she gave her a “go get ’em, tiger” back-rub before she took her AP exams.

Shahidi described Obama’s support as being “something very surreal.”

Head over to W Magazine for the full story.

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