Malia Obama, elder daughter of President Barack Obama, was named one of TIME magazine’s 16 most influential teens of 2013. The list of teens includes young people from many different backgrounds and accomplishments including singers, tech geniuses, athletes and media icons.
“Thanks in part to Michelle Obama, they [Malia and her sister Sasha] seem to lead as normal lives as they can while still meeting the demands of being in the limelight. President Obama often mentions his daughters in speeches, and says that they influenced his stance on gay marriage,” the magazine wrote.
Son of New York City mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, Dante de Blasio, was listed as no. 6 on the list. According to TIME, he has become a New York City fashion icon and he and his, now, “signature” afro have inspired many.
To see the entire list of teens, click HERE.