Michelle Obama Named Most Fascinating Person

December 10, 2009 By:
Michelle Obama Named Most Fascinating Person

And here we thought President Barack Obama was going to be the named the Most Fascinating Person of 2009 by Barbara Walters—and all along it was his wife! First Lady Michelle Obama has been named Barbara’s No. 1 most fascinating person of the year!

Michelle talked with Walters at the White House on December 1st, and Barbara asked the question we’ve all been wanting to know—how she gets those great arms!

Michelle, wearing a sleeveless dress, joked with Barbara saying, “Why would you want to talk about my arms?” She then goes on to say that she developed a strict workout routine after their daughter Malia was born.

“I have to say that my personal routine hasn’t changed much in the past 11 years. I really started right after I had Malia, our oldest, and some of that, in all honesty, it was a little revenge because I’m married to man who has worked out all his life,” Michelle told Barbara. “Regardless of how busy he is, he finds the time to work out.

“Malia was four months old and she was still waking up for that 4 o’clock feeding and I’d get up because I’d be the first one to hear her,” Michelle continued. “I thought, Well, I’m up, I might as well go to the gym and if I get to the gym, then he’ll have to wake up and do that [next] feeding. I’ll get a work out in and everyone will be happy. So if there’s anything that I can attribute these arms to it’s probably just determination.”

It definitely paid off! Michelle also talks about her whirlwind of a first year in the White House, and her secret love of trashy television. Watch the interview below!