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Monday, September 7, 2015

This summer, Malia Obama has proved once again that she really does live the life of Riley.

While most of her peers spent the summer trying to earn some extra money working at Dairy Queen, the 17 year-old First Daughter worked at a high profile Hollywood internship on the set of Lena Dunham’s X-rated TV show Girls. Just last week, it was revealed that Malia is considering ditching college next year to embark on a modeling career, a decision that has left the White House in panic mode.

Now, Malia has earned herself a story in the super-liberal New York Times in which they called the teenager a “fashion icon.”

Times writer Bee Shapiro wrote that the infamous Malia Obama selfie from a few months ago was the beginning of her fashion evolution.

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“The Pro Era T-shirt is interesting because we rarely see her in an edgy way,” said Christene Barberich, Refinery29’s editor in chief. “It makes me wonder if she has yet to have her rebellious fashion phase. That’s generally when fashion influencer status starts.”

Kerry Pieri, digital director of fashion and features at Harper’s Bazaar, called Malia New York’s most recent “it girl,” with journalists around the world covering her fashion choices throughout 2015. Pieri compared Malia’s style to that of the first lady’s, saying that her style is based on bold colors and patterns that also make her look like an “approachable teen.”

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 27:  U.S. President Barack Obama walks with his wife Michelle Obama (R) and two daughters Malia Obama (L) and Sasha Obama (2R) through Lafayette Park to St John's Church to attend service October 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama is scheduled to travel to Boston this week.  (Photo by Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images)

Pieri added that Malia’s Girls internship was a huge step forward for her, since it has placed “her directly in the pop-culture zeitgeist.”

What do you think about yet another Obama becoming an “icon” in America? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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