She added: “And, he was proud of it, too. He’s like, ‘Mmm, I’m ready. I’m ready in 10 minutes. How long did it take you?’ I’m like, ‘Get out of here.'”
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama waits to greet Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini on the North Portico for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama points towards first lady Michelle Obama as they wait for the arrival of Nordic Leaders on the North Portico for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, Friday, May 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The relatable former first lady also shared the story behind the photo of her fixing her husband’s bow tie. She told the audience that they would always greet visiting state leaders at the North Portico, and while they were waiting, there were 100 press people also waiting and clicking away on their cameras.
“So, we’re standing there waiting for the cars to roll in, and I was bored,” she quipped. “So, I sort of thought, let me make sure my husband looks good.”
WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 25: U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama straightens U.S. President Barack Obama’s tie while they wait on the North Portico for the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Madame Peng Liyuan ahead of a state dinner at the White House September 25, 2015, in Washington, DC. Obama and Xi announced an agreement on curbing climate change and an understanding on cyber security. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Fashion wasn’t the only thing that Mrs. Obama discussed at the conference. She also talked about her passion for education, especially the education of young girls.
“I’m very passionate about girls’ education, and we still have a long way to go on equality and access,” the former first lady shared while talking about the absence of women in STEM fields. “We have to teach young girls they are smart and can compete.”