Michelle Obama Wrote Yara Shahidi A Recommendation Letter For College

Yara Shahidi

Essence Black Women in Hollywood honoree, Yara Shahidi got a college recommendation letter from former first lady, Michelle Obama. How cool is that!

Yara Shahidi“She is very amazing and such a supporter, which is something very surreal to say,” Shahidi said of the former FLOTUS in an interview with W Magazine.

The 17-year-old actress, who plans to major in African American Studies and Sociology, has applied to a number of schools, including Harvard University, which happens to be the Obamas’ alma mater graduated and where their  daughter Malia is slated to attend in the fall.

Coincidentally, both Yara and Malia will be taking a gap year off before attending.

“I’ve been working more than half of my life, and that’s always been balanced with school and all of the other responsibilities,” Yara told W. “So to have a year to focus on work and to focus on specified interests will be nice before I pick a career and choose what I want to study and my life path.”

Source: W Magazine

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