Tall of Fame: Michelle Obama

4 May

Every first Friday of the month, T|P|Republic honors a vertically-fortunate individual that has made a significant impact on the political, entertainment, philanthropic, athletic or business fields by inducting them into the “Tall of Fame.”  Check out this month’s inductee…

Who:

First Lady Michelle Obama

Height:

While her exact height hasn’t been confirmed, it is most commonly speculated that First Lady Obama is 5ft 10.5in tall

Where:

Washington, D.C. by way of Chicago, IL

When:

Inducted May 4, 2012

Why we love her:

First Lady Michelle Obama has a laundry list of accomplishments that make her an obvious choice for the first inductee into the Tall of Fame.  Before becoming First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard Law.  Following her educational success, First Lady Obama has continued to excel in her career, particularly focusing on working with America’s youth and various social issues.  Since becoming First Lady in 2008, Michelle Obama has undertaken the following Tall of Fame worthy accomplishments:

  • Let’s Move! – In 2010, First Lady Obama launched “Let’s Move,” a campaign designed to promote healthy and active lifestyles among America’s youth, in order to fight childhood obesity.  Key touch points of the campaign include: providing healthier food in schools, encouraging children to be more physically active and making affordable healthy food options available to families across America
  • Joining Forces – In 2011, First Lady Obama launched Joining Forces, along with Dr. Jill Biden, to create support for military families and raise awareness of their unique set of needs

Welcome, First Lady Michelle Obama, to the Tall of Fame!

Check back next month to see who will be inducted next.

**Know an “every day” vertically-fortunate person making a difference that you’d like to nominate to be honored in the Tall of Fame?  Check out the “Republic” page to find out how!**

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