Malia Obama is reportedly sowing her wild oats before heading off to college, with reports that the First Daughter was spotted partying in Amsterdam, drinking with friends and staying out at a club until after 3 a.m.
The oldest daughter of President Barack Obama, Malia has been known for her relatively quiet stature during the seven years she’s lived in the White House. But as she graduated this year and turned 18, Malia has been involved in a bit more typical teenage behavior.
The latest incident reportedly saw Malia Obama drinking and partying at a club in Amsterdam just days after her 18th birthday.
Radar Online had video of what the celebrity news outlet called “her wild night,” which was originally published in a media outlet from the Netherlands called Show.nl.
Radar Online in a separate story also carried a quote from a partygoer who claimed that Malia Obama was having a good time.
“She’s a superb dancer, much like her father,” said DJ Youri Roest. “She was very flexible, she has good hips.”
“She’s a very cute girl and she was flirting heavily,” he continued. “But then I got too drunk and had to perform somewhere else. So I guess I kind of forgot about her, which I feel very sorry about right now.”
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This was actually not the first time that Malia Obama was spotted partying. Back in October, Malia was photographed standing next to a beer pong table at a party during a visit to Brown College. The Daily Caller obtained a screenshot of a viral Snapchat photo of Malia at the party and added some comments that partygoers made about her appearance.
While Malia wasn’t actually pictured drinking any alcohol, other students claimed she was partaking in some traditional party beverages.
“Malia obama was taking shots and playing beer pong at a party last night LOL,” one person tweeted (via Buzzfeed).
Though the incident made headlines, other media outlets noted that it wasn’t too big of a deal for a 17-year-old student to be seen at a party. Racked even published a story under the headline, “Human Person Malia Obama May Have Engaged in Totally Normal Activity.”
“A Snap leaked by the Daily Caller depicts Malia within proximity of a game of Beer Pong, and members of the universe known as the Internet have lost their minds. She doesn’t look too fazed by it, maybe she just wanted to make out with a bro. Did she even play Beer Pong? Did she just look stand there in the corner texting all night? Either way, she should keep partying — I’m sure the Secret Service had a great time.”
The incident in Amsterdam doesn’t seem to show that Malia Obama is turning into a wild child, either. The studious young woman has already committed to attending Harvard University, which she will start in the fall of 2017. Malia is reportedly interested in filmmaking, and had interned on the set of the HBO show Girls as well as the CBS show Extant.
In fact, Malia’s stop in Amsterdam is just a short break from a humanitarian trip with her mother Michelle and sister Sasha. The trio are working for Let Girls Learn, a White House initiative to break down barriers that keep young girls from attending schools, especially in third world countries.
The website for the Let Girls Learn initiative noted that there is a profound effect on these countries when more girls are able to attend school.
“To educate a girl is to build a healthier family, a stronger community, and a brighter future. Unfortunately today, more than 62 million girls around the world are not in school—half of whom are adolescents. We know that countries with more girls in secondary school tend to have lower maternal mortality rates, lower infant mortality rates, lower rates of HIV/AIDS, and better child nutrition.”
It’s not clear how much longer the pictures of Malia Obama drinking and partying will be considered front-page news. She will be starting at Harvard next year, a school with reputation for both hard work and hard partying as the overworked students blow off steam, so there are likely more parties to come.
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