Great school results in exams, diplomas and certificates are all extremely important when a young person applies for university. But the recommendation letter that accompanies the application is also very important, and no one knows this better than Yara Shahidi.
The 17-year-old added to her application a recommendation letter signed by none other than Michelle Obama. The two met at the International Day of the Girl event and have remained close since.
Yara Shahidi recently revealed that the wife of former president Barack Obama was her mentor and supported and encouraged her during the exams. “[Obama] is very amazing and such a supporter, which is something very surreal to say,” the teenager explained.
Shahidi applied to several universities, including to Harvard, where the Obamas also studied. Yara Shahidi is a model and actress, known for her role in TV series ”Black-ish”.