The fourth of July is an extra-special holiday at the White House for the Obama family: President Obama's oldest daughter Malia shares a birthday with America and turned 14 yesterday. At first glance, she might not seem like your average teen -- how many Secret Service were by your side the last time you went to a concert? -- but she still loves One Direction and can beat her dad at video games!
In honor of Malia's 14th birthday, here are 5 awesome things about her you might not know. Do you and Malia share any of these favorites? Sound off in the comments below or tweet @HuffPostTeen!
When Malia Obama met One Direction's Niall Horan, we're not sure which famous teen was more starstruck! Malia invited the band to visit the White House, but when their busy touring schedule kept them from making the visit, Malia and Sasha checked out 1D's concert in Virginia instead.<a href="http://celebs.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474981380414" target="_hplink"> Niall revealed</a> they chatted backstage and that he's a "huge Obama fan."
When <a href="http://jezebel.com/5862792/president-obama-wins-the-hearts-of-bookworms-everywhere" target="_hplink">the president took Malia and Sasha</a> to a local independent bookstore, they bought <em>The Invention of Hugo Cabret</em> and <em>Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever</em>. Good choices, girls!
In Michelle Obama's cookbook, <em>Healthy Recipes From the White House to You</em>, she calls this <a href=" http://www.yumsugar.com/Michelle-Obama-Cauliflower-Mac-Cheese-Recipe-23243043" target="_hplink">cauliflower mac and cheese recipe</a> one of her girls' favorites. Mmm... one look at the recipe, and we can see why!
While the rest of the family was on vacation in Hawaii, Obama stopped by Best Buy to pick up<em> Just Dance 3</em> for his daughters' Christmas present. "The girl beat me every time on these dance games," <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/44/post/president-obama-bo-the-dog-go-christmas-shopping-in-alexandria/2011/12/21/gIQArWCo9O_blog.html?wprss=44" target="_hplink">he told reporters</a>. "You'll never get a picture of me [playing] because I get graded F every time."
Back when Obama was campaigning in 2008, he revealed that Malia had a huge crush <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/28/obamas-pre-election-jonas_n_161545.html" target="_hplink">on Nick Jonas</a>. But unlike most girls crushing on the Jo Bros, Malia actually <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/28/obamas-pre-election-jonas_n_161545.html" target="_hplink">met her crush</a>!