Ever since Barack Obama took office in 2009, Sasha Obama was known simply as the president’s daughter. She grew up in the public eye, and also under extreme protection. Because of that, we can say that her childhood was anything but ordinary. However, she did have several moments over the years that other teens can relate too.
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There is more to know about Sasha than just her father. The little girl who used to live in the White House is not so little anymore. And now when she is all grown up, she is doing big things.
Even though people of the United States and the world have seen her through the years, there are still several things you don’t know about her. Now we will take a closer look at some of the unexpected facts about Obama.
1. Sasha is not her real name
We first met Sasha during Barack Obama’s race for the White House. She was only seven years old. Did you know that Sasha is not her real name? Sasha is actually short for Natasha. We are mind blown.
2. She had a childhood scare
“Sasha got meningitis when she was three months old,” the President revealed. “I still remember going to the hospital together, and they had to give her a spinal tap.” Meningitis is a serious, life-threatening disease, so it is normal that he was concerned.
“Your world narrows to this very small point,” he added. “There’s one thing you care about, and you don’t care about anything else.” Fortunately, Sasha recovered completely.
3. She is a huge Ryan Reynolds fan
There is a photo in which Sasha meets Reynolds with her sister Malia. Obama’s joy at the meeting was obvious.
4. She worked as a waitress
Like many teens who end the school year, Obama found herself a summer job. She worked at Nancy’s, a seafood restaurant on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.