Skip to comments.Hey, that's not Obama! Prom queen Michelle poses with her first love (Photos)
Posted on 03/06/2009 8:43:55 PM PST by yankeedame
She has established herself as the First Lady of fashion and has graced the cover of Vogue.
But long before arriving at the White House Michelle Obama was already putting on the style.
In a shimmering low-cut silk dress slashed to the thigh, the then 18-year-old Michelle Robinson posed with her first boyfriend at the High School Prom.
High school sweethearts: First Lady Michelle Obama with David
Upchurch before the 1984 Whitney M Young High School prom in
More than a quarter of a century since that night, David Upchurch still has fond memories of escorting Michelle to the dance at the Whitney M Young High School in Chicago, which they both attended....
Her revealing dress choice...was perhapsan indication that she would always stand out.
Over 25 years since that night Upchurch still has fond memories of escorting Michelle to the dance....
Darling of the dance floor: Barack Obama takes Michelle, now his
wife of 17 years, for a spin at one of the 10 balls they
visited on inauguration night
He's still got the moustache:
David Upchurch outside his
home in Colorado Springs.
'Barack Obama's a lucky man,' he said
David said:...junior year, we began dating and continued to date for a year-and-a-half.'
He says he can't even remember if he received a goodnight kiss after the prom.
The romance ended when Michelle went off to Princeton to study sociology.
...David, a customer sales rep, has only fond memories of his time with Michelle....
'...she has always been a wonderful person,' he said....
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
The funny part is ol' Idi *does* look like my high school principal. Not quite so dark though. :-)
Hildy why are you so uptight with everyone who criticizes Michelle Obama? I’ve noticed it on several threads tonight.
I guess we are in the minority, Hildy. I think the prom picture is not bad at all. I like that dress much better than the bedspread she wore to the inaugural. I think her date is rather handsome. Much better looking than the O-boy. He also looks like a very nice guy now, and very kind.
Since you asked, I can't stand her. I think she has more influence on Barry than most want to admit.
I can’t hold a watermelon between them. I think you are getting that Chris Matthews tingle thing for mo. I don’t need to ask what yours look like. If you think she looks good, that tells me all I need to know. :P
Funny how you are calling FReepers that you met ugly and going on and on about someone who is obviously not at all pretty.
I wondered because I was taking it you were defending her and I couldn’t imagine that was the case ~LOL~ but it really was a bad dress... I guess I’m showing my age...
It’s funny about that dress she wore to the inauguration. I’d like to see it close up. I think it was probably a lot prettier in person than it photographed. If you look at the close up of them dancing, the detail actually looks very nice, but the white on white detail definitely gave it a “chenille” look.
I can’t come up with a picture of my prom, but I’ll be happy to send you a picture of me now.
If I still had it, I'd post it.
I guarantee you my prom date (May 1985) was not clad in satin cut up the thigh near the waist.
That's just sleazy.
Why are you spouting on about "us," newbie?
It looks like something her mother probably sewed from a pattern. Her family wasn’t well off, right? that’s what I mean...prom dresses are rarely known for their “timeless elegance!” LOL! You should have seen mine..it was during the gauzy HIPPY trend! God, I loved that dress...I wouldn’t be caught at a Woodstock reunion costume party wearing it now!
I have mine and I was tempted but I don’t want it to be added to Axelrod, Rahm and Shauna’s little sh*t list book.
No friends..no roommates..NOTHING...it’s is so bizarre. No records on where he lived while attending Columbia. He said he just “went from apt. to apt. and didn’t remember names of roommates” NOW, I lived in NY during that time and I was about that age, a few years older. I lived in many apartments, but I could tell you the addresses if I needed to come up with them...and who I lived with..so freaking weird.
Feel free to leave some nice comments. http://michelleobamawatch.com/british-paper-calls-first-lady-obama-lady-macbeth-because-they-didnt-like-the-toys-she-gave-pms-kids
He looked like the bartender from Loveboat.
Jebus, guys! If threads are posted where there is even the slightest hint that somebody may make fun of Michelle Obama in some way, might I suggest you refrain from clicking on them? I’ll bet your panties get so twisted up you have to have them surgically removed.
I can’t believe the slit, but I did dress wildly (short stuff, because my legs are long and that makes everything short, shorter) in my youth. I was actually going to say that at least Michelle seems to have more of a documented past and a real ex-boyfriend who actually exists.
You have that right. If I do not like a thread, heck, I know how to change to another one. It is real simple and anyone can do it.
Her chair looks just like the one in the famous picture of Huey Newton.
Well... Since you asked:
Our prom outfits were kinda over the top...
Wow Hildy....nice slam on his girlfriend’s dress. Talk the talk..but can’t walk the walk eh?
LooooooooooLLLLLLL ha ha ha ha
He looks just like Hootie in the current picture.
I don't judge it that way. I have another scale based on the leg-slit in the dress. It tells me that every cent invested in Boone's Farm Starberry wine or Colt 45 will yield an ROI well in excess of the initial investment. *snicker*
I can't believe those days were so long ago. : (
the hussy has a split, in the side of that rag, up to her behind!
Wow...you people have no sense of irony...THAT WAS THE POINT...get it? Nobody on this thread has ANY ROOM TO TALK.
Well, looks like Ms Ø started showing the T&A early... but boy, has she every enlarged the "A!"
This goes right along with groveling in the pigsty of self-created irrelevancy to the real problems facing contemporary America. It is SO typical.
I don't think anyone establishes THEMSELVES as anything. The Obama's have a press that wants so much to love them...so much to make them appear to be the epitome of America ... SO MUCH TO SELL PAPERS AND MAGAZINES..and that's what it's really about.
those big wicker fan chairs were very popular in the 70’s. I remember wanting to get one myself.
I feel sorry for anyone named Michelle these days.
Her name will be the Cruella DeVille of the century.
Yes, but some things are too sensitive and gossipy to speculate about publicly, wish I hadn't said anything about that.
I didnt know that Lamont went to the prom with Aunt Ester
Perfect. I had to watch the entire clip. Burn baby burn!
I think you’re right, Cicero. And discretion. Can we arrange a swap and get him in the White House and sneak Obama out when no one’s looking? He would surely be a better president, and at least as a “sales rep” he might have some comprehension of economics.
I’ll go along with this peculiar “be nice” attitude that has recently infested FR when it comes to Michelle’s fashion sense. That prom dress is much more attractive than the white fluffy inaugural gown. There, does that count as a compliment?
Thank you for forcing me to bring back painful memories.
Guess you were wrong. Won't blame you for leaving.
Actually here family was quite well off, upper middle class. She talks as if she was poor, but she grew up with a father who made the equivalent of $250K in todays wages given inflation.
BTW LOL~ on the visual of your dress... I sort of feel that way about my wedding dress, wish I had a do-over on that... my prom dress was pretty and pink, strapless with full skirt.. very much the rage of the time ...
She had a slit up to her panties.No wonder the guy remembered her :)
Maybe you think it’s lovely but I know I would never dress that way and MY parents would have barred the door to keep me in if I tried to go out like that.
well...WHOOPIE for you!