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Michelle Obama Exuded Elegance in Cream-Colored Top & Pants during Her Visit to Vietnam

Kareena Koirala
Jan 02, 2020
01:30 A.M.

America's former first lady, Michelle Obama, visited Vietnam in December 2019 to promote education for girls to give them a chance at having a better life.

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Michelle Obama was on a trip to South Asia to Southeast Asia to support girls' education and what fans noticed besides her humanitarian work was how elegantly she was dressed during one of her visits to a school in Vietnam.

Obama shared a few snapshots from her visit to Cần Giuộc high school where she looked amazing in a pink duster and jumpsuit paired with metallic loafers.

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EMPOWERING GIRLS

During her visit, the former first lady spoke to the students at the school and listened to the stories they shared. One of the stories of a student named Truong Thi Hai Yên particularly touched her heart as she could resonate with it.

Yên is an 11th-grade student in southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. She lives in a rented one-room home with her mother who is raising her on her own. Yên does not have it easy. In fact, going to school is an everyday struggle for her.

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A TOUCHING STORY

According to "PEOPLE," Yên's busy day starts at around 6:30 am when she sets out the produce that her mom sells from the sidewalk. After that, she pedals on an old bicycle to her high school which is around a 45-minute journey.

The 11th-grader makes the trip four times a day since she travels back home during the breaks between her lessons to help her mom with the store and cooking. She is one of 98 million adolescent girls are not in school.

Michelle Obama appears on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno at NBC Studios on January 31, 2012. | Source: Getty Images

Michelle Obama appears on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno at NBC Studios on January 31, 2012. | Source: Getty Images

OBAMA'S STRUGGLES TO GO TO SCHOOL

At Yên's age, Obama rode 90-minute one-way on two city buses before she could get to a public magnet high school, the one that was better than her high school in South Side Chicago.

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During her trip, Obama was accompanied by actresses Lana Condor and Julia Roberts along with the "Today" show co-host, Jenna Bush Hager. Last year, she announced that she would donate a sum of $500,000 from the sales of her book called "Becoming."

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JULIA GETS EMOTIONAL

Not only Obama, but Yên's story touched Roberts' heart as well. "It’s such a beautiful thing: She just never gave up. I will never recover from that story, really," she said in an interview with "PEOPLE."

It was the first time that the actress worked on the causes and issues surrounding girls' education but she was glad to be involved in Global Girls Alliance at The Obama Foundation after Obama invited her.

The trip aimed to highlight the programs including "Room to Read" and Global Opportunity Alliance's crowdfunding.

Obama started working to promote female education while her husband Barack Obama was president.

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