Sasha Obama has graduated – and apparently lost her desire to wear shoes, at least if her last public outing in Los Angeles is to be believed.
The former first daughter, who recently celebrated her graduation from USC alongside her parents Barack and Michelle, was seen strolling barefoot in Los Angeles yesterday, while clutching a chunky pair of sandals.
Sasha graduated earlier this month from the University of Southern California, after transferring to school at the University of Michigan after her older sister Malia on the West Coast, where the couple lived together in an apartment.
The 21-year-old, a sociology graduate, has clearly enjoyed post-college life, having just been seen driving around with a lit cigarette in her hand just days ago – and now out for an ultra- relaxed to her car after an outing with friends.
Sasha Obama took to the streets of Los Angeles barefoot
The former first daughter, 21, donned a relaxed gray t-shirt and dark wash jeans as she arrived in town on Tuesday
Sasha graduated earlier this month from the University of Southern California, and her parents, 44th President Barack and Michelle, were there to cheer her on.
The new grad opted for a very casual look, sporting a simple gray t-shirt and a pair of dark wash jeans, which she paired with a beige handbag that was slung over her shoulder.
Rather than wearing her shoes on her feet, Sasha chose to carry them in her arms, along with a sweater and the keys to her car which she was seen climbing into after crossing the street.
Sasha wore her long black hair as she strutted down the street.
The 21-year-old was then seen getting into her car.
Sasha recently graduated from USC – with her parents traveling to California to see their daughter graduate from the prestigious school, where she studied sociology.
The former first couple were joined by their daughter Malia and their Secret Service agents as they cheered on their youngest child from their seat.
And since graduating from college, Sasha has been making the most of her free time.
Just last week, she was pictured holding a lit cigarette while donning baggy denim overalls while shopping for Starbucks.
And instead of wearing her shoes on her feet, the former first daughter chose to hold them instead
Sasha recently graduated from USC – with her parents traveling to California to see their daughter graduate from the prestigious school – where she studied sociology
Just last week, Sasha was pictured holding a lit cigarette while donning baggy denim overalls as she shopped Starbucks
Sasha, 21, graduated from the University of Southern California earlier this month
Her father, Barack, has previously spoken about his own smoking habit and his struggle to quit.
In his 2020 memoir, A Promised Land, he admitted he sometimes smoked eight, nine or 10 cigarettes a day and looked for a “discreet place to smoke in the evenings”.
He credited his eldest daughter, Malia, with getting him to quit, writing that she “frowned” at him after “smelling a cigarette on my breath”.
He said he “constantly” chewed nicotine gum to quit.
Barack started smoking as a teenager and promised his wife, Michelle, that he would quit before campaigning for president.
“As a former smoker, I constantly struggle with that,” the then-president admitted at a press conference in 2009.
‘Did I ever fall off the wagon? Yes. Am I a daily smoker, a constant smoker? No. I don’t do it in front of my kids. I don’t do it in front of my family. And, you know, I’d say I’m 95% cured, but there are times when there are times when I’m wrong.
In 2011, Michelle said in a White House interview that her husband had quit smoking, adding that she was very proud of it.
By then he had quit the habit for almost a year.
Sasha’s older sister, Malia, 24, has also been seen pulling a cigarette in the past.
In April 2022, she was photographed smoking with Sasha’s 26-year-old boyfriend, Clifton Powell Jr., son of actor Ray Clifton Powell.