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01.15.142:23 PM ET

Does Michelle Obama Look Like She's Peaking?

As the first lady approaches 50, People magazine looks at self-image and not much else

Despite Michelle Obama's campaign against child obesity and admirable example as wife and mother, it seems the only thing worth mentioning as her 50th birthday approaches is her body. A profile of the first lady in People Magazine, set to hit newsstands Friday, leads with questions on her potential Botox use and if she has "peaked" at 50. The article is just the latest in a long line of coverage obsessing over a woman’s age rather than her accomplishments. Thankfully, Mrs. Obama continues to focus on her work in the White House and raising her daughters right. Waving off worries about her wrinkles, she replies that “women should have the freedom to do whatever they need to do to feel good about themselves."