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Michelle Obama was almost twinning with Argentina's First Lady Juliana Awada at yesterday's state dinner in Argentina. Both First Ladies wore silvery, metallic-colored gowns that were the exact same length, although Obama's had pleats and embellishments where Awada went with a lace gown.
When in Argentina, one must tango, and the President and First Lady went for it.
Aw, Michelle even went out of her way to hug President Obama's tango partner.
Dancer assures Mrs Obama the dance with the president was just a dance. pic.twitter.com/tVW0gCKORE— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 24, 2016
Dancer who tangoed with Pres Obama - gets a hug from Mrs. Obama. pic.twitter.com/G198K3F5jx— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 24, 2016
The First Lady also hosted a "Let Girls Learn" event with Juliana Awada yesterday. MObama wore a dress with bell sleeves and a floral watercolor print, while Awada went with a modern white suit — and what looks like a Celine bag.
In her remarks, Michelle talked about how sexism affected her growing up.
"As I got older, I found that men would whistle at me as I walked down the street, as if my body were their property, as if I were an object to be commented on instead of a full human being with thoughts and feelings of my own," she said. "I began to realize that the hopes I had for myself were in conflict with the messages I was receiving from people around me
"I decided not to listen to the voices of those who doubted or dismissed me. Instead, I decided to listen to my own voice," Obama said.