Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama has ended Hillary Clinton's run as Gallup's most admired woman in America. Former President Barack Obama retains his title as Gallup's most admired man for the 11th year in a row.

For the first time in 17 years, Hillary Clinton is not the most admired woman in America, according to respondents polled for Gallup's annual survey, conducted Dec. 3-12.

Mrs Obama was most admired by 15 percent of those polled, while her husband Barack was the most admired man by 19% of those polled.

Clinton who finished first 22 straight times -- more than any man or woman -- finished second on three occasions and third once (this year), according to Gallup.

President Donald Trump was named #2 most admired man in the country. This marks the 13th time that a sitting president didn't win the top spot for most admired man.

Oprah Winfrey, who finished at #2 for most admired woman, was mentioned for the 31st time in the poll. Oprah has never finished 1st in the poll.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth was mentioned in the top 10 of the Gallup poll for the 50th straight time. Gallup first asked the questions in 1946.

The rankings are based on the total number of responses.

Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

  • teather

    Ok, AUNTIE!! Thank you. I take back my comment. I have no problem saying so. I called you out on why you hadn't posted this. THANK YOU! Women of color need to support each other. When we are celebrated, we all must celebrate. Thank you, Sis! Much love and success to you in 2019! Michelle, you are da bomb! Make that money and influence the masses. She's just one person amongst many who make a difference.

  • HotInCleveland

    They’re finally catching up to what black folks already knew, per usual. ?

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  • FukkFolks2018

    So number 1 and 2 are black women. This is a great time for my black female children to be alive. Sistas are excelling more and more. Serena Williams got voted Athlete of the Year for the 5th time in a row as well. Janet got inducted to the Hall of Fame this year. Aye! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a5ed6d57bff9519382f0eda0ae5a5b035b6f42038fc926929f0b409b535e276c.gif

  • Vonn

    Well deserved.

  • Coy little wink
  • Jay

    She deserves it!!! This women is essence and grace and beautiful inside and out. I love and miss my First Lady.?

  • PhillyFacts

    Dear Sandy,

    Please stop throwing around the title “power couple” so loosely. The Obamas are one of a few “power couples” to ever grace this blog, or that you’ve ever written about. Everyone else is just ehhhh! Thanks in advance! ????

  • City girl
  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Yes she is!!!

  • Phillybruh

    I know Trump is hot that Barak beat him as most admired man.

  • pecancandy

    Love that pic

  • FukkFolks2018

    I know Dubya is hot he cant be there TODAY to congrats Michelle up personally lmaooo.

  • Fire & Ice

    Bush grabbing Laura phone right now to call Michelle ???

  • imright

    ?PERIOD.

  • Joy King

    A Black Man and Black Woman voted most admired. I hope this helps some people to realize that yes, Black people are admired and more importantly a woman of color like Michelle, is viewed as not only intelligent but extremely beautiful. Women like Michelle Obama is who inspire us, not these fake social media thots.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    ??????

  • Yup, I said it

    I don't think is was an accident that once the world got a respectable, educated, well spoken, married, not obese black woman to break the stereotype, the media dropped the bar even lower for black women. Instead of the media acknowledging the fabulousness of black women they bombarded us with people like Tiffany Haddish, Nikki Minaj and Cardi B. These tramps today make Little Kim look like Jackie Onassis.

  • Fire & Ice

    Lol

  • Phillybruh

    What did Tiffany Haddish do besides go after her bag by being herself. I agree with Nikki and Cardi though.

  • Coy little wink

    The media cannot be trusted hun that's the way its always been

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Pitty Patty

    Listen you can't compare college educated, well groomed Michelle Obama to the likes of Cardi and Nicki or even Tiffany. Some black women relate to Michelle, some relate the Tiffany Hadish and some can relate to Cardi...all three of them have very compelling stories...

    I'm not gonna bash Cardi because when I was a teenager I looked up to Lil Kim...But I used to also bury my head in Maya Angelou and Alice Walker...it's balance.... i

  • Pitty Patty

    She new she was fly right here. Its written all over her face.

  • ALLMINE?

    His mom is white.. why don't white folks consider mixed folks white?

  • Phillybruh

    He considers himself black.

  • RespectSelf

    so I guess they are prepping her....

  • ALLMINE?

    I wish these black women liked her enough to wanna act like her. ?

  • ALLMINE?

    Exactly what I thought

  • Yup, I said it

    Everybody wasn't exposed to Maya Angelou and Alice Walker. For some people Michelle may be the first black woman who presents herself like that. For the last 50 yrs we have protested the negative stereotypes of black people in the media. Thats what the Cosby show and Different World was about. Plus this isnt just about showing black folks its about breaking negative stereotypes that other races have of black people. Think outside,of yourself for 1 minute everyone didn't grow up like you.

  • We Can Do This

    Well deserved!

  • Joy King

    I admire both Michelle Obama and Cardi but for different reasons. People on this blog love to bash Cardi when in actuality she’s a survivor, who is only trying to live her dreams. Yes Cardi has flaws, but so do you, me and Michelle Obama. It’s called being human.

  • Yup, I said it

    That "one drop" rule is still unspoken but accepted.

  • We Can Do This

    Genetics.

  • Yup, I said it

    I think she's a tramp and don't try to educate me on my opinion. Thank you kindly.

  • Coy little wink

    Because they are white their entire existence is based on a false sense of superiority to people of color...

  • Joy King

    When Obama looks in the mirror he sees a Black man. That’s the same thing I see and white folks see. I think it’s pretty self explanatory.

  • Pitty Patty

    So she's a tramp because she's a stripper? Or a Tramp because she's not afraid of her sexuality? Or because she's not educated?

  • Pitty Patty

    Exactly...life aint been no crystal stair for either of them. Both of them are really "the American Dream" They both just just took different paths to get there.

  • Rayne

    Cause if he robbed a bank ? his description would read black. Not like this... he looked biracial, good teeth, nice hair half white. Biracial kids in my family are black. We don’t twist their minds to believe that mixed folks get treated better. It’s perception. We don’t care how light you are or any hair type you have. We busting all bubbles for the ‘99 & ‘00.

  • Jethro

    Loves me some FLOTUS Michelle.

    P.S. You're welcome.

  • Jacqueline Byrd

    Thank you Pitty Patty I don't see how anyone can mention Mrs. Obama and Cardi in the same sentence with admiration even if it is for different reasons. They aren't even in the same category. One woman upholds how a black woman should be expected to admired whereas Cardi uses lies and publicity stunts to stay relevant. Having attention at any cost is not what Mrs. Obama represents. She knows how to shut her mouth and talk when necessary and it won't be to support a womanizer who has zero respect for her and will use her to boost his own ego.

  • Coy little wink

    I like them both as well. Opposite ends of the spectrum but both interesting and accomplished in their own way...

  • Rayne

    Lemme get outta here cause I get kinda hot round the ankles looking at Barry. Congratulations ? Mrs. O!

  • Angelique Johnson
  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I can actually picture him doing that..??

  • Jacqueline Byrd

    Everyone is exposed to what they want to be exposed to. The same way people look for ways to glow up and become, they can look for people who have paved the way. So you can lose everyone with that non-sense and excuses. I am not against Cardi because I know we live in a society now where getting attention is more important than building character, but you got to be kidding me if you say anyone with access to an internet can't find something that or someone that paved the way for them to be able to even read a book. Stop with the excuses.

  • Pitty Patty

    They are different, but they both represent working hard to accomplish their goals....one used her body and the other used her mind...

    My point is that don't pit them against each other...both are needed in modern day society...

  • Jacqueline Byrd

    Yes he is

  • Pitty Patty

    Cause they made the damn rules...they can't change them now...

  • Pitty Patty

    We busting all bubbles for the ‘99 & ‘00.
    __________________
    OKUUURRRR

  • Jacqueline Byrd

    It's not about pitting them against each other rather it's about allowing Mrs. Obama to be in her own sentence without mentioning anyone else. No one should be in a comment when you are showing respect to her for her accomplishments. It's like if I am giving someone a recommendation for anything why would I mention someone else name when you are the focus point. IJS

  • Bossy704

    Sure don't.

  • Pitty Patty

    Its all relative...but I shall digress

  • Yup, I said it

    It really isn't that serious but apparently it is to you so I'm gonna go ahead and block you but I'm sure you will just create another screen name with your little 28 comments.

  • Ryan

    Why bring negativity to a positive post? Matter of fact, I don't think I've ever seen a positive post about black women from you. ?

  • Floriduhh Evans

    Straight from House of Cards I swear

  • RICHIE_RICH

    She should be the role model black women look up to. Congratulations ????. Ps. Still my First Lady ?????

  • Ryan

    Well deserved and not surprised.

  • Yup, I said it

    That propaganda is real. Imaging and subliminal messages are powerful tools.

  • Pitty Patty

    If Michelle actually really ran for president, who would be a good VP?

    It would have to be a white man to balance things out...But I don't want Biden and I'm not sure about the Beto dude...

  • FukkFolks2018

    Maybe she is really Wendy

  • Jacqueline Byrd

    So shall I Queen, thanks for your comment because I actually learn from others who have a different opinion from myself. It helps me to see things in a different way than my own.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    She's too smart for that.

  • Pitty Patty

    Sheesh....

  • Jacqueline Byrd

    Thanks for blocking me. That means I am on the right track. Have a wonderfully blessed New Year with plenty of laughter, love and joy.

  • Pitty Patty

    LMAO

  • Pitty Patty

    I'm not advocating for her to run. I personally want her to continue to live her best life and piss white folks out from the sidelines...

    However if she ran, I'd be excited and would try and find away to work for her campaign here in Chicago.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Well said. If you get caught committing a crime, to white folks you're just black. When you rise to the highest heights, they want to say you're biracial. Anything to diminish black greatness.

  • MsJC

    Trump is going to hate this poll!

  • RICHIE_RICH

    He’s to busy lying In the Middle East. ??

  • Trace da Ace

    he is gonna say its "fake news"...lol

  • Trace da Ace

    lmao!! not hot around the ankles tho...but I 1000% feel you...he has that swag...with his fiiiinnnneee azz!!

  • gellie

    The ankles???!!! I see u now...lol

  • GuestSTAR

    In House of Cards both were killers, he was gay and she had extramarital affairs. She ran, won and he died during the her term. At least I think that's how it played out, I'm on season 7, episode 2.

  • Ryan

    LOL!! Definitely got the same bitterness.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Duh! Chelle’s everything ?????

  • Trace da Ace

    agreed!!! I asked her a month or so back on another post with "power couple" asking Sandy what was her criteria for "power couple" cause sometimes hunty....she be having me all like "whut???"

  • Trace da Ace

    GET IT MICHELLE!!!!! LOVE YOU!!! STILL MY FIRST LADY!!!! ALL DAYUM DAY!!!!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    "live her best life and piss white folks out from the sidelines..."
    ^This.

  • GuestSTAR

    SMDH, I can't believe Trump is even #2, gross.

  • hottlanta

    Luv ya michelle. Every bag that l carry has your face on it. Wouldnt have it no other way.

  • Fire & Ice

    Me too lol

  • GuestSTAR

    I still have a beautiful black & white pic of her and Barack on my laptop. On my tablet I have a pic of them in an elevator together on inauguration night. She has his jacket on and he's holding her. I love that pic.

  • ALLMINE?

    ?????

  • hottlanta

    U no he is gonna call n tell them to fix those numbers 2 make him look good the same way he is trying 2 make them fix the stock market numbers for him so he can brag.

  • hottlanta

    Gotta give Hillary her props for holding her own against dump during those debates. He got so skurred he bought in 4 women as a distraction for bill 2 take thé heat off his no knowledge behind.

  • Eileen

    No he brought in those women to show the hypocrisy of Hillary stating she cares about women!

  • Eileen

    He was a great example for the thugs and baby daddies who wouldn't dream of giving their baby mamas their coat much less a legitimate name for their out of wedlock kids...

  • Eileen

    Yeah..right

  • Ryan

    Well at least you're not denying your ignorance. Another one for the block pile!

  • hottlanta

    He loves them as well. Especially after cheating on all 3 wives .EspecIally after giving birth 2 his son n he goes to a porn star n a stripper.

  • Queen B

    Get it Mimi!!! I still haven't got her book tho I was gonna buy it from Target but some dummy thought it was it a good idea to put a big ass 30% off target sticker on the book ? So i didn't purchase it. Check her out tho.... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b47485202b7466433dba52f51b99867f5a11c9fcee60ed0259539ceaf5b7bf9d.png

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Eileen

    I wouldn't vote for her at all! America would not do well with a female President the first thing a female President would do is line the cabinet with lesbians and only allow beta males and homosexuals in the White House no Alpha Males allowed!! They would register all male dna sperm in a data base and welcome every illegal immigrant terrorist muslim and caravan of refugees known unto man..etc etc you get the picture so h%ll no I ain't voting for Michelle

  • Eileen

    You must be hard up....cause Barry reminds me of a pepsqueak ..

  • dblogged

    Michelle is a man too. Obama called him Michael twice. Joan Rivers exposed him too.

  • Renee26

    He'll just call it fake news

  • Eileen

    You mean his feminine azz?

  • Renee26

    ? dang I just said this

  • Renee26

    Kanye is that you??

  • Nikki

    I know I when I think of Trump I think of the big number 2.

  • Eileen

    Those two were a piece of work just plan nasty and brutal....

  • Eileen

    Sad but true....

  • Eileen

    Melania has no beef with the Former first lady it is the dummercrats the are stirring this pit of silliness. .smh

  • hottlanta

    Wasting tax dollars for an overseas political rally.

  • Eileen

    Because they are not!

  • Eileen

    Thank you ....

  • Eileen

    Get over it...she is making her coins and could care less about you or me!

  • Coy little wink

    Jesus wept those boots are ????

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    That's my FLOTUS

  • Erin

    and so is your mama....guess she squeezed you out her a** thus the reason you have sh*t for brains!

  • Renee26

    You say Michelle be like " lil BITCH you caint fug wit meee if you wanted toooo" ?? Firing shots at Melania ?

  • MsPam

    So if black folks thought Bill Clinton was the first black president, so would Hillary be the first black First Lady?! ???? Y’all know I’m playing.

  • ALLMINE?

    So you're black with a white parent? White folks just throw mixed folks away..we the only race that accepts anybody..

  • Elevated Soul

    LMAO!!!!Why on earth would that racist woman be admired? Fake News has topped to an even lower "low". They are desperately wanting that thing to run for President. Smart Black voters are so "over identity politics".

    The woman I admire most is my Mother. The only thing I know about Big Mike, is that she is a very divisive woman. She's a homely looking chick who have a mouth that looks as if she "dip that snuff snuff"...

    I send a massive "shout out" to my people who can see that ugly crow for what she really is. She is a narcissist just like her rainbow loving hubby...

  • Elevated Soul

    The bish looks as if she has on a curtain and those leggings or whatever that shyt is are a complete fright......I always laugh at mainly Black who always put her on a pedestal as if she is a beautiful woman...#CHILE BYEEEEEEEEEE

  • hottlanta

    So dump wife Mylanta doesnt look like transjenner 2 u. Then if u look at her in a certain light she looks asian. Someone needs 2 give her a dna kit.

  • Elevated Soul

    Your toilet says the same about you.You sit up here looking like Harry Potter.

  • Chicagowise

    Hello, madam president! Come on, 2020!

  • Queen B

    ?? hatin azz faqqot....poof b gone!

  • Nikki

    Run along child. If I didn’t directly address you, your commentary is not needed nor wanted. Go harass others who will give you the attention you so desperately crave in your pathetic life.

    This is the only time I will bless you with a respsonse. Now go be a good peasant and defend your master somewhere else.

    Happy New Year
    Love Harry Potter ?

  • Rayne

    Nope not at all. You must be new to my comedy brand of laughter lol

  • Rayne

    ?

  • Rayne

    Wooo weee!!

  • Rayne

    On point!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    That chick is mentally off. It's sad.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    You certainly have a lot of hate and ugliness in your heart. I feel sorry for you. Time for me to block that negative ugly energy you keep giving off.

    #blocked

  • dontgetblocked

    This poll is extremely biased. They're obviously polling a certain group of people who are going to pick liberal faces. How is Hillary the most admired woman? She lost the election. What has unattractive "Big Mike" done? Not a damn thing. Heck. People admire Cardi B. Some people are just weak minded.

  • dontgetblocked

    You did address her. You commented on her comment. Harry Potter you're not. He's smart.

  • dontgetblocked

    Please...please block me too. Live in your fantasy world...closed off to other opinions. Bye Bye!

  • dblogged

    Her too.

  • dblogged

    You’re that hurt over someone that’s plotting on your life

  • Jamal Warner

    Evidence? Or is this just an opinion?

  • Jamal Warner

    You can use google to find what she has done. I doubt you care.

  • Jamal Warner

    Evidence?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Nah, I'm closed off to ElevatedSoul's negative ugly energy, and to those who co-sign to her negative ugly energy.
    So, since you asked... your wish has been granted.

    #blocked

  • Nikki

    My MBA from UGA says otherwise, however; I appreciate the hate sweetie. I’m happy to make your day by acknowledging you, but it’s only a once in a lifetime blessing.

    Have a great New Year and if you want to get a 3rd user name choose Nikki’s puppet..cute right. Bye Babe ?

  • dontgetblocked

    I Googled both Big Mike and Mrs. Laura Bush. I used Wikipedia and there was quite a difference in their tenures as First Ladies:

    As First Lady, Obama served as a role model for women, and worked as an advocate for poverty awareness, education, nutrition, physical activity and healthy eating. She supported American designers and was considered a fashion icon

    As First Lady of Texas, Bush implemented many initiatives focused on health, education, and literacy.

    Polled by The Gallup Organization as one of the most popular First Ladies, Bush was involved in national and global concerns during her tenure.[4] She continued to advance her trademark interests of education and literacy by establishing the semi-annual National Book Festival in 2001, and encouraged education on a worldwide scale. She also advanced women's causes through The Heart Truth and Susan G. Komen for the Cure organizations. She represented the United States during her foreign trips, which tended to focus on HIV/AIDS and malaria awareness.

    ****************************************************
    Laura Bush and her daughters worked tirelessly to improve education in urban communities while Mic got up every morning at five to exercise and do magazine shoots.She did nothing for black people, women or children. Her record speaks for itself. And now,she's taking millions of dollars from the weak-minded people she refused to help with her over-priced book tour.

  • dontgetblocked

    Yeah! Jumping up and down clapping!

  • dontgetblocked

    I have a MBA as well and another Masters degee. Come harder sweetie. More than you out here getting an education. Like I said...you're not very smart!!

  • dontgetblocked

    She has no sense of style. She looks like a below average looking chick from the South Side of Chicago. Ooops. That's what she is. Our current First Lady is flawless!

  • dontgetblocked

    She was given the debate questions. She didn't hold anything but a lie until she got caught!

  • dontgetblocked

    You see how her husband ushered in same sex marriage for his gay lovers...oops I mean friends.

  • dblogged

    YouTube “Obama class Michelle Michael”

  • hottlanta

    Someone should have given Dump the debate answers.

  • hottlanta

    Someone should have given Dump the debate answers.

  • Lady_Elle

    I Love, Love, Love Michelle Obama...
    I'm out... Black women get a HUGE Amount of HATE on this site!

  • Lady_Elle

    I Love, Love, Love Michelle Obama...
    I'm out... Black women get a HUGE Amount of HATE on this site!

  • Jamal Warner

    No evidence! Go figure!

  • Elevated Soul

    Michelle Obozo looks like a overgrown giraffe. The style she is giving scream "Walmart". Melania Trump slays that bish 24/7.

    Michelle Obozo is a homely looking chick with a funny made mouth.She has no sense of style at all.

  • Jamal Warner

    You are comparing apples to oranges. Your post is bias. It's like two sentences on Michelle Obama and the rest Laura Bush. Go figure!

  • Elevated Soul

    It's a liberal poll. Liberals are a very asinine and intolerant group of creatures. They are actually dumb enough to feel their ridiculous views represent all people.

  • Queen B

    Obviously

  • dblogged

    You hear it straight from the horse mouth. Plus, basic understanding of human anatomy will show you. Eyes don’t lie

  • Junkanoo

    I like a good conspiracy theory but not on board with the idea the elites use transgendered women in high positions Barbara Bush was supposedly trans and her dad Alister Crowley a Satanist . But as the old adage goes a lot of things are hidden in plain sight .

  • Junkanoo

    These sort of things are nice but not as important as reforming the justice system. The Obama's receiving this honour is significant but for the everyday individual it's far removed lve never been one to live vicariously through other peoples lives.

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Who participated in this poll?

  • SpiceGirl

    Miss you Michelle....and the other day in the Yellow dress and BOOTS! Oh my gawd she looked GORG!!!

  • EasyBreezy

    Why do you think that is? I am especially sensitive to this right now. Yesterday, a brother (45 - 50YO) nearly ran me over with his truck (he was speeding in the Wal-mart parking area), yet had the BALLS to: 1) not ask if I was okay (it was just that close), 2) not apologize (he was clearly in the wrong; but instead 1) motions me over to his window with his hand (nope, I did not move), 2) pointed his finger at me and said, "oh you just gon' run right in front of me..." and 3) decided to wave his hand in disgust and peel off when I did not respond (still in shock that I was almost run over). What happened to brothers treating sisters with respect? This is unacceptable IMO.

  • Mary

    Amen. She deserves it. I am sooooooo proud of her and Barack.

  • Floriduhh Evans

    And the public was none the wiser until the end...

  • TransMichelle

    Here's Big Bird What a mess!

  • TransMichelle
  • Jamal Warner

    Who mouth? President Obama has never said his wife was a man. I am sure if that happened it would have still been news. Your post sound like those suspect white supremacist conspiracy theories who purpose is only to demean them because of their skin color.

  • dblogged

    Obama called his wife “Michael” twice. Research it yourself. I am negro. There are a plethora of tranny’s on that level. Hollywood, politics, etc.

  • facingrealit1

    I've always had my doubts about Michelle. Plus she waits to leave the white house and selling a book to announce that both of her children were conceived invitro as the rumor for years was that she didn't carry any children as she was a he thus the reason for no pregnancy pictures. 20 years ago invitro would have cost an arm and 3 legs and the obamas didn't have that kind of money as they entered the white house saddled with thousands of dollars in student loans. It does make you go uhmmmmmm.

  • facingrealit1

    I lost a little respect for Michelle when she said Beyonce was her role model because she always wanted to perform? With black education at its lowest, our children dropping out of school more than any other race, for Michelle to say that was like...really. No Maya Angelou, Harriet Tubman...women who actually made an intellectual difference was disheartening. No hate for Bey but she didn't even finish high school.

  • facingrealit1

    AMEN AMEN We have not because we won't not and when some of us reach the top they send everyone else to the bottom. Michelle and Obama were big disappointments to the black community...one day history will prove this to be so. They did NOTHING for the community that made their white house presence possible. How many schools have Michelle visited since leaving the white house. What is she doing besides enriching her family?

  • facingrealit1

    AMEN. Most admired couple but can't name one thing either of them did to better the black community. Took Trump (a perceived racist) to bring forth prison reform. Obama had 8 YEARS and didn't do anything for the black community. Absolutely nothing but preach that we need to do better.

  • dblogged

    You get it! We live in a messed up world.

  • CamilaCampoGrande

    Proud of what? He fucked Lybia and Syria.

  • Jamal Warner

    And that makes her a man. Go figure! Someone calls someone a different name and that changes their gender?

  • dblogged

    No, that’s not all. My mom gets my name mixed-up with my bro and sis. Does that make me a female? No.

    Eyes don’t lie. All you need is a basic understanding of the human anatomy and you’ll see the truth right in front of you

  • Jamal Warner

    Is there a DNA test? If not, then your eyes can lie.

  • dblogged

    No, not entirely true. I’ll digress

  • Jamal Warner

    Yes, it is true.