Malia Obama is no stranger to being in the public eye, and in the past has been stalked by paparazzi and fan alike. As of last month she began her education at Harvard University. Since her arrival, she has faced challenges assimilating to campus life, just as like any other freshmen. But unlike any other freshmen, Malia is hounded by spectators and fans eager to get close to the former First Daughter.
Malia has attempted to fly under the radar and stay out of the public eye, while still being sociable and enjoying the collegiate lifestyle. However, on a recent outing to salad shop Malia was approached by an elderly woman, eager for a photo op with the young student. The woman asked to take a picture of Malia for her granddaughter. Apparently Malia was trying to enjoy a moment of privacy, because she declined the woman’s request for a photo. Undaunted, the woman waited outside of the salad shop for Malia to return. Upon leaving the salad shop the woman sprang into action and got her photo of Malia, against her will. Malia’s retort, “Are you gonna take it in my face like an animal in a cage?” This statement exemplifies perfectly the burden she must bear constantly being in the public eye while wishing to maintain a sense of privacy and normalcy.