Michelle Obama Beats Melania Trump as 'Most Admired Woman' for the Second Year in a Row | 22 Words

We all knew that the First Lady, Melania Trump, had big boots to fill when she moved into the White House - Replacing a woman like Michelle Obama is no easy task!

And now, nearly 3 years into her stint in the White House, it is evident that Melania hasn't been able to live up to Michelle's legacy, as she has again fallen behind her in the vote for the "Most Admired Woman." That one's got to sting...

Keep scrolling for more on that and for the full list of truly admired ladies.


The Obamas have become one of the most famous families in the world.

Since Barack Obama became president in 2008, he and his family have been catapulted to unprecedented levels of fame.

Obama became the president of the people...

And gained a strong and loyal fan base as a result of his progressive views on social issues such as same-sex marriage and gun control.

He successfully served two terms as president...

And, in his 8 years in the White House, Obama cut taxes for working families, small businesses and first-time homebuyers, as well as sticking to his promise of tackling financial reform, alternative energy, reinventing education, and health care.

But Barack wasn't alone in his presidential journey.

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Continuously supporting him was his wife, Michelle Obama.

Michelle Obama quickly became just as famous as her husband...

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And she made the most idyllic First Lady.

The Obama's have a lengthy love story.

The couple first met when a then twenty-five-year-old Michelle Robinson was assigned as a mentor for a twenty-eight-year-old Barack Obama at their law firm.

Though Michelle admits that, initially, she wasn't too keen on the idea of dating Barack...

"Barack, about a month in, asked me out, and I thought 'No way. This is completely tacky,'" she told ABC News, when discussing how the pair had met.

But it was clearly meant to be.

Barack's proposed date was clearly a hit, as the pair were quick to become a couple, and later tied the knot in 1992. Michelle noted that her husband's vows were a glimpse at what was to come. “Barack didn’t pledge riches, only a life that would be interesting. On that promise he delivered," she later recalled.

Michelle supported her husband as he navigated his way through politics...

And, along with their two young daughters, was suddenly catapulted into the spotlight when he ran for president.

It didn't take the world long to fall completely in love with Michelle.

People simply loved the First Lady.

And, even after Barack's presidency came to an end...

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Michelle has remained very much in the hearts of our nation and is still regularly seen out and about at public events.

Her post-White House career is flourishing.

Her memoir, Becoming, which was published in November last year, has become one of the most successful books of the decade, and she regularly attends public engagements and does work for a variety of charities.

So, it's needless to say...

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Her predecessor to the title of First Lady, Melania Trump, had very big boots to fill.

The day President Trump was inaugurated was a taut one...

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The Obamas and the Trumps are like chalk and cheese, and the whole world could see it.

Melania has done her best to fulfill all formal First Lady duties...

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She's supported her husband, she's stood and smiled prettily at public events, she's even shaken hands with world leaders... But it's not enough.

Replacing Michelle Obama was never going to be an easy task...

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And Melania has continuously struggled to live up to Michelle's legacy, with many criticizing the former-fashion model for being too cold and lacking in compassion and personality.

And now, the people have spoken.

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Gallup have conducted their annual survey, in which influential men and women are ranked on their admirability.

And, just like last year...

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Michelle came out on top, knocking the current First Lady back into second place.

She secured 10 percent of the vote...

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Making her the only contender to enter the double digits. Melania, meanwhile, only secured 5 percent of the vote. However, Melania did beat other contenders such as Oprah Winfrey, Greta Thunberg, and Hilary Clinton, who all gained 3 percent of the vote.

The numbers don't lie!

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Michelle, we love you, we miss you... Please come back! If you still need a bit of convincing as to why Michelle is completely amazing, keep scrolling to read about the time she dressed up as Beyonce...