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Beyoncé praises "role model" Michelle Obama in open letter

Beyoncé has lavished praise on US First Lady Michelle Obama for her "role model" qualities.

In a handwritten open letter posted on her official website, Beyoncé praised Michelle Obama for being "humble, loving and sincere".

She also thanked her for allowing her daughter Blue Ivy Carter to grow up in a world where there are role models such as Obama present. She said:

"Michelle is the ULTIMATE example of a truly strong African American woman. She is a caring mother, she's a loving wife, while at the same time, she is the FIRST LADY!!!! No matter the pressure, and the stress of being under the microscope - she's humble, loving and sincere."

She continued: "She builds and nurtures her family, while also looking out for so many millions in so many ways. Michelle, thank you so much for every single think that u do for us - I am proud to have my daughter grow up in a world where she has people like you to look up to."




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