Michelle Obama Covers Vogue: PHOTOS

michelle obama covers vogue april 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama graces the April 2013 cover and inside pages of Vogue magazine with some decidedly flattering photos captured by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.

The 49-year-old wife of second term president Barack Obama appears to be feeling a great deal of liberation -- or is it simply those amazing bangs that have transformed her entire vibe?  In any case, she looks wonderful!

During a photo shoot that included POTUS, Leibovitz remarked, "There's a lot of huggin' going on.  You're a very different kind of president and First Lady."

Despite all of obvious obligations associated with residing in the White House, Michelle claims, "Our number-one priority is making sure that our family is whole."

The president believes they have remained grounded.  "We were pretty much who we are by the time I hit the national scene.  We didn't grow up and come of age under a spotlight.  We were anonymous folks.  I was a state senator, but nobody knows who a state senator is.  So most of our 30s and 40s were as a typical middle-class family... That really didn't change until I was 45.  And there is something about having lived a normal life and raised kids."

Check out another photo of the first couple below:

first couple vogue april 2013

Photos:  Facebook-Vogue, Annie Leibovitz