Amanda Pendolino
June 27, 2013

Michelle Obama Has Joined Instagram

As if I wasn’t already excited about following the Instagram goodness of 5-year-old fashion icon Alonso Mateo, the photo-sharing app has a new elite member: Michelle Obama!

That’s right, the FLOTUS has joined Instagram with the username michelleobama and has already shared six photos. You’ll know it’s the First Lady sharing the photos herself when they’re signed with “-mo.” (She uses this same notation on her Twitter account.)

Michelle’s first batch of photos is from her trip to Dakar, Senegal (where the President is also touring).

“My first instagram!” she wrote as a caption to her first snapshot (pictured above). “So inspired and so impressed by these extraordinary young women. -mo #FLOTUSinAfrica”

Michelle has also embraced Instagram’s new video feature, posting a short video of students performing a welcome ceremony at MLK middle school in Dakar.

I’m looking forward to seeing more inspirational shots of Michelle’s travels! You can also check out more photos from the First Family’s trip to Africa over at The Atlantic.