Former President Barack Obama’s elder daughter Malia Obama had turned down several modelling offers, according to a Thursday report by Naughty Gossip. Malia is currently interning for Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in New York City.
“Malia has a model body that would be great for runways. She has been offered several opportunities to model but turned them all down. She wants to be behind the camera, not in front of it,” sources told Naughty Gossip. “She loves the film and TV business and loves reading scripts. She will leave the modeling to Kendall Jenner. She has zero interest of being famous like her dad.”
Her mother Michelle Obama had previously said Malia is planning to work in the film industry. She also interned with HBO show “Girls” in 2015. The 18-year-old has currently taken a gap year and will attend Harvard University in the fall.
Last month, Malia’s was photographed with her friends at a ski resort in Aspen, Colorado. She also partied at Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro there along with New York Giants chairman Steve Tisch‘s children — Elizabeth, Zachary and Holden — fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg‘s grandson Tassilo, and billionaire businessman Bobby Kotick‘s daughter Audrey, among several others.
As Malia continues her internship in New York City, her father arrived in French Polynesia on Wednesday for a monthlong vacation at a luxury resort without his wife and daughters. The 55-year-old will reportedly stay at Marlon Brando's privately owned retreat Tetiaroa, which is popular among Hollywood’s A-listers.
Prior to the French Polynesian trip, Obama was spotted having dinner at Noi Thai Cuisine at Honolulu's Royal Hawaiian Center with his half-sister Maya Soetoro-Ng and friends.
Obama was "very friendly and down to earth, as well as very cool," the restaurant's general manager, Ying Rosawan, reportedly said. "We wanted President Obama and his party to have a nice, quiet dinner at Noi Thai. We did our best to keep it under wraps the whole day -- even diners on the other side of the restaurant had no idea the president was eating here. Only a handful of people knew he was coming. We only told our staff just before he came. In the end, it was so worth it, and we really hope to see him on his next visit back home to Hawaii."