How Tall Is Malia Obama?

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Malia ObamaHow tall is Malia Obama? President Barack Obama’s daughter Malia stands 5 feet, 11 inches tall—or at least she did as of November 2012, four months after turning 14 years old. That means the elder of Obama’s two girls (11-year-old Sasha being the other) is already the same height as her mother, Michelle Obama, who’s also said to stand 5 feet, 11 inches. Barack still has the height advantage—he stands 6 feet, 1 inch, according to most sources—but if Malia hits a teenage growth spurt, which is well within the realm of possibility, the POTUS could find himself looking up to his “little” girl.

How tall will Malia Obama grow up to be? According to one projection, she could reach 6 feet, 1 inch. That would put her on par with her father, and it would make her the tallest first daughter in recent history. Chelsea Clinton, daughter of the last Democratic president before Obama, Bill Clinton, stand 5 feet, 9 inches. Jenna Welch Bush Hager, one of George W. Bush’s two twin daughters, stands 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and while it’s harder to come by height data for her sister, Barbara Pierce Bush, they’re likely in the same ballpark.

Malia’s 5-foot, 11-inch frame makes her far taller than the average American woman, who tops out, data suggests, at 5 feet, 3.8 inches. Other people Malia Obama is taller than: all three members of Destiny’s Child (including Beyonce, who’s 5 feet, 7 inches tall), Oprah Winfrey (5 feet, 7 inches) and even towering “Good Morning America” broadcaster and former basketball star Robin Roberts (5 feet, 10 inches).

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