The former First Lady proved that she can not only motivate people with her wise words but also look dazzling and fashionable while doing it.
Michelle Obama was at State Farm Arena in Atlanta as a part of her bestselling book tour, which ended this weekend.
As she stepped on to the stage to talk about her autobiography, “Becoming,” she donned a sizzling purple suit paired with a daring blacktop on the inside.
The former First Lady didn’t hesitate about flaunting her bold sense of fashion as she addressed an audience full of her admirers and supporters.
Moderated by CBS This Morning co-host, Gayle King, the event also had an intimate session where the two women discussed the subject matters of Obama’s book.
Obama also delivered an important message regarding the determination, belief in self, and power-play by citing an example of once being doubted about his potential by her high school counselor.
She told King that it is important to not listen to such people who have a habit of bringing others down.
“Somebody will tell us, ‘I don’t want you to be that big. I don’t think you should be that successful. You shouldn’t want that much. Don’t dream that big,’” Obama stated, and suggested that it was all a “part of the game of power.”
She explained that people who want power often tend to put others down so that they can’t have the power. That is why such people continue to “underestimate” others.
In her previous book tour events, Obama also spoke about her hopes and expectations from the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election.
Meanwhile, AJC reported that celebrities including Shonda Smith and her 19-year-old daughter, Zaria, were also amid Obama’s audience in the packed State Farm Arena.
Speaking about why Obama has such a huge following, Smith suggested that people have connected to her because of her humility. “Even though she was the first lady, she never lost sight of who she was.”
Besides celebrities, regular people like 111-year-old Mae Hardy were also among the audience cheering and supporting for Obama and her motivational book.
According to Action News Jax, Hardy received two complimentary tickets from an Atlanta City Council member to attend the event.