Malia Obama got one piece of advice from her mom before heading to college — and she didn’t follow it

  • Before she went to college last fall, Malia Obama was told by her mother, Michelle Obama, to avoid being featured on the gossip column Page Six.
  • The former first lady acknowledged that her daughter may not have managed to do that.
  • Malia Obama’s life has also been extensively documented outside of Page Six since she started at Harvard.

Before Malia Obama, the former first daughter, headed off to Harvard last fall, she received a sage piece of advice from her mother.

“Don’t wind up on Page Six,” Michelle Obama said, according to Page Six itself.

The former first lady added: “I don’t know if she managed that.”

The New York Post’s iconic gossip column has featured many a celebrity in its pages, Malia Obama among them.

The Harvard freshman took a gap year after her senior year of high school – and she behaved like a normal teenager, hanging out with her friends and going to parties at nightclubs (though what made her situation different from a typical partygoer’s was that she was flanked by Secret Service members).

Michelle Obama made the comments at Klick Health’s Muse event this week, according to Page Six.

Malia Obama has attracted lots of media attention since starting at Harvard, including when she moved into her dorm and when she lost her cellphone at the Lollapalooza music festival.

More recently, reports that she’s dating a classmate, Rory Farquharson, has piqued readers’ interest.