Meeting your prom date's parents can be nerve-racking, but imagine if their parents were in charge of the United States. That's what one brave soul experienced when he decided to take Malia Obama to prom back when Barack and Michelle Obama were still in office. According to Michelle, who stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote her new memoir, Becoming, her daughter's prom night wasn't the typical prom send-off. Malia herself has even described it as "a bit excruciating."
As expected, the White House was heavily armed with security, which made Michelle feel bad for the "poor kid" who had to go through all sorts of procedures when he arrived to take Malia to the dance. And when Malia, Michelle, and Obama were coming down the elevator of the White House to meet him, Malia told her parents what any high schooler would. "We're in the elevator — me and Barack and Malia," Michelle explained. "And she's like, 'Just be cool,' you know? It's like, 'Please don't embarrass me.'" We find it hard to believe Barack and Michelle could ever be embarrassing, but, hey, we get it.
Watch Michelle detail the entire story above, then keep reading to see more photos of her appearance on the show, including her fun trip to Costco with Ellen.