First Daughter Malia Obama Attends Prom

The president says it was jarring to see his daughter in heels for the first time.

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama with their daughters Sasha (L) and Malia (R) walk across Lafeyette Square from the White House for Easter Service at St John's Episcopal Church April 8, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

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As president, Barack Obama has addressed issues that impact the nation, from health care and race relations to war, but yesterday he paused to reflect on some personal matters.

At the top of his list was the fact that his daughter Malia, who came into the White House as a small girl recently attended her first prom.

“I think it's fair to say that the first time you see your daughter in heels is a little bit jarring," he said. "She's lovely. She's beautiful,” said the president, who revealed his daughter’s rite of passage Friday on Live With Kelly and Michael.

"Malia did have her first prom," said Obama, who would not say whether she had a date. “That’s classified information.”

Read more at People.

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