As first lady Michelle Obama prepares to turn 50 on Friday, she isn’t ruling out having some work done on her face in the future.
In an interview with People magazine, Mrs. Obama, who promotes healthy lifestyles, said it’s possible she would consider plastic surgery or Botox at some point.
“Women should have the freedom to do whatever they need to do to feel good about themselves,” Mrs. Obama said. “Right now, I don’t imagine that I would go that route, but I’ve also learned to never say never.”
The first lady said she never misses a regular checkup with her doctor, and that she’s already had a colonoscopy, recommended for people generally at age 50 and beyond.
“I don’t obsess about what I eat, but I do make sure that I’m eating vegetables and fruit,” Mrs. Obama told the magazine. “And as everyone knows, I do exercise.”
As part of her big birthday celebration, Mrs. Obama stayed in Hawaii for an extended vacation after President Obama and their daughters returned to Washington. She relaxed at the 12-bedroom estate of Oprah Winfrey in Maui.
The president is throwing a birthday bash for his wife Saturday night at the White House. Presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett told the Associated Press that guests have been told to be prepared to dance. She wouldn’t comment on reports that entertainer Beyonce will sing at the party.
“There’s one thing I can tell you for sure … people will move,” said Ms. Jarrett.
Asked by the magazine whether she has peaked at 50, Mrs. Obama said being first lady is “pretty high up.” She said she believes that her life is “ever-evolving” and she doesn’t have the right to “just sit on my talents or blessings.”
“I’ve got to keep figuring out ways to have an impact, whether as a mother or as a professional or as a mentor to other kids,” Mrs. Obama said, noting that daughters Malia and Sasha either will be in college or preparing to leave for college soon after the president’s term ends in January 2017.