First Lady on Plastic Surgery: Never Say Never

First Lady on Plastic Surgery: Never Say Never
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First Lady Michelle Obama, in an interview with People magazine slated for release Friday, declined to rule out the possibility of having plastic surgery in the future, the Associated Press reported.

“Women should have the freedom to do whatever they need to do to feel good about themselves,” said Obama, who turns 50 on Friday. “Right now, I don’t imagine that I would go that route, but I’ve also learned to never say never.”

Obama, who has made healthy eating a central component of her advocacy as first lady, also commented on her own eating habits: “I don't obsess about what I eat, but I do make sure that I'm eating vegetables and fruit. And as everyone knows, I do exercise.”

She said that she has always encouraged women to stay healthy and has tried to lead by example, never missing a checkup or required test. Obama has also had a colonoscopy, according to the AP.

Asked for her thoughts about turning 50, she reflected, “I’ve got to keep figuring out ways to have an impact, whether as a mother or as a professional or as a mentor to other kids,” adding, “At that point in life, whoa, the sky is the limit.”

The first lady will celebrate her birthday with a dance party Saturday at the White House, where it is rumored that Beyonce will perform.

Adam O'Neal is a political reporter for RealClearPolitics. He can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @RealClearAdam.

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