Happy birthday, Malia Obama! As President Obama”s oldest daughter celebrates her sweet sixteenth, ! Online takes a look at what the stars have in store for Malia and you…
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She grew up in Chicago, where her father was a senator for four years, and she was a fan of football, dance, and gymnastics.
Prior to her father”s inauguration, he wrote an open letter to Malia and her younger sister Sasha in Parade magazine, where he said he wanted them “to grow up in a world with no limits on your dreams and no achievements beyond your reach, and to grow into compassionate, committed women who will help build that world.”
Malia and her sister were promised a dog when they moved into the most famous house in America, the White House, but Malia is allergic to animal dander.
The process was slow but they eventually purchased a six-month-old Portuguese Water Dog, popular with people suffering allergies because it does not shed its fur.
The dog was named Bo by Malia and Sasha, and in 2013 the two sisters got a second dog called Sunny.
Turning 16 means that Malia will be able to obtain her driver”s licence this summer, and her mother Michelle confirmed Malia will be on the road when she visited the Jimmy Fallon show in February.
Sharing her birthday with America”s Independence Day, President Obama recently joked: “With the Fourth of July on Friday — also Malia’s birthday for those of you who are interested — she will be 16. A little worrisome.”