Michelle Obama Is Vogue's April Cover Girl

The first lady first appeared on the magazine's cover four years ago.

Posted: 03/14/2013 09:32 AM EDT

(Photo: VOGUE Magazine)

First Lady Michelle Obama will grace the cover of Vogue magazine's April shape issue, which focuses on "the beauty and well-being of women's bodies." She first debuted on the cover of the fashion bible in March 2009, and also was featured in the magazine in 2005 and 2006.

In the cover story titled Leading by Example: Michelle Obama, the first lady discusses family and, of course, fashion.

"I always say that women should wear whatever makes them feel good about themselves. That’s what I always try to do," she said. "I also believe that if you’re comfortable in your clothes it’s easy to connect with people and make them feel comfortable as well. In every interaction that I have with people, I always want to show them my most authentic self."

President Obama, who also is featured in the cover article and in photographs with his wife taken by famed photographer Annie Lebowitz, joked about how the first lady has helped him improve his sartorial style.

“Michelle’s like Beyoncé in that song: ‘Let me upgrade ya!’ She upgraded me," he quipped.

The first lady told Vogue contributing editor Jonathan Van Meter that the "stresses and pressures" of the White House make spending time with daughters Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11, an even greater priority.

"Our job is, first and foremost, to make sure our family is whole. You know, we have small kids; they're growing every day. But I think we were both pretty straightforward when we said, 'Our No. 1 priority is making sure that our family is whole,'" she said.

The issue will hit newsstands on March 26.


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