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07/11/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Michelle Obama Photographed For Ebony Magazine

Looks like Michelle Obama wasn't shot for Essence after all while she was in town two weeks ago for a fund-raiser with New York's fashion elite and her stint cohosting "The View." At the time, an Essence spokeswoman declined comment on whether the potential first lady was photographed for the magazine. But Harriette Cole, creative director for Ebony, confirmed Wednesday that Obama was shot at Industria Studios for an upcoming issue of her magazine -- and she should know, since she presided over the shoot. So why did some assume Obama was being shot for Essence? Because Essence, Ebony and Vibe -- as well as W -- were all photographing various magazine spreads at Industria the same day, an occurrence Cole said had not happened in her 10 years at Ebony.

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