Fans shocked at Sasha Obama looking all grown up in new family photo

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Sasha and Malia Obama don't look like this anymore. Photo: Getty Images

She was thrust into the spotlight when she was just seven years old, after her dad, Barack Obama, became President of the United States. 

But a new photo has shown just how much 18 year old Sasha Obama has grown since then, after her mum, Michelle Obama, uploaded a family snap to her Twitter to celebrate Thanksgiving. 

“From our family to yours, #HappyThanksgiving!,” Michelle captioned the snap which looks like it was taken at Sasha’s school formal back in May, with the family wearing the same ensembles.

Sasha and Malia Obama look completely different in a photo shared to Michelle Obama's Twitter account. Photo: Twitter/Michelle Obama

Fans of the family couldn’t get over how much Sasha has changed, commenting with a lot of fire emoji’s on Michelle’s page. 

“Channeling Sasha Obama’s energy in this photo for all family functions this holiday season,” one person said. 

“Um, I need a makeup tutorial from Sasha Obama. Damn,” another person said. 

Her sister, 21-year-old Malia Obama also looks completely different to the young girl who graced the front pages of papers back in 2009 when her dad was elected. 

The two girls stood in the middle of their parents, with Barack Obama looking proud as punch dressed in a checkered shirt and light trousers. 

Michelle also dressed up for the occasion, wearing a black and white flowing dress in the photo she shared with her 13.9 million followers. 

Back in May, Sasha Obama started trending on Twitter when a snap of her school formal was released - supposedly by her date, Chris Milton’s, cousin, who wrote: “When your lil cousin take Sasha Obama to prom” on social media.

Her mum, Michelle and sister, Malia could be seen beaming in the snaps, however, her dad, Barack didn’t appear in any of the photos.

Back in May, this photo of Sasha at her school formal went viral. Photo: Twitter

Sasha looked absolutely stunning at the event, wearing a slinky black dress and her hair straight.

She matched the minimalist look with a pair of hooped earrings and a silver chain as she prepared to bid farewell to Sidwell Friends High School.

Obama fans couldn’t believe Sasha’s transformation on Twitter, with many saying she grew up in the blink of an eye.

Another person said their favourite part about all of the family photos was the ‘casual Secret Service Agent in the background’.

Michelle Obama wrote all about her eldest daughter, Malia Obama’s, prom night in her book, Becoming.

“Barack and I shook the young man’s hand, snapped a few pictures, and gave our daughter a hug before sending them on their way,” the 53-year-old wrote.

“We took what was perhaps unfair comfort in the knowledge that Malia’s security detail would basically ride the boy’s bumper all the way to the restaurant where they were going for dinner before the dance and would remain on quiet duty throughout the night.

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