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Michelle Obama Talks To AARP About Aging & 'The Dougie'

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In a slightly premature move (she's only 47), Michelle Obama appeared on the cover of AARP and joined Jill Biden for an interview in the magazine's September/October 2011 issue.

The women spent a good amount of time praising each other, particularly Michelle lauding Biden for her graceful aging. Michelle told the magazine, "Jill and I have an age difference, but [looking at] what she is doing at her age, I feel like I still have so much more to do....If I'm where Jill is at her age, I'm a happy camper."

It seems slightly preposterous that Michelle would even be worried about such things, given her famously toned arms (which she shows off on the cover, wearing a L'Wren Scott burgundy dress) and passion for living fit.

Which brings us to the final and greatest point of the interview: Michelle's dance skillz. So, exactly who taught her how to "Dougie"?

MO: Hey, I've got little kids. They're always trying something. And I happen to be very good at dance-mimicking. [Laughs.] For some reason, if I watch somebody do a move for a while, and it's not too hard or complicated or requires me to throw my leg over my head and flip, I can sort of figure it out.

JB: And I can do the twist! [Laughter.] See? It's generational. [Laughter.]

And so we would like to extend a formal "Thank You" to First Daughters Sasha and Malia, for making the Dougie-Dancing First Lady possible.

Read more of Obama and Biden's interview at And in case you forgot (which of course you did not)...


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