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  • It was a case of brains and beauty as Michelle Obama and Charlize Theron

  • joined forces to promote women and education to a group of young girls.

  • The First Lady and the actress brought inspiring messages -

  • highlighting the need to empower women through education.

  • Mrs Obama encouraged girls across the world to have the confidence to be themselves.

  • "If I had worried about who liked me and who thought I was cute when I was your age,

  • I wouldn't be married to the President of the United States today,"

  • The First Lady's 'Let Girls Learn' initiative aims to reduce the number of girls

  • not in school and thereby improve their financial security, health and independence.

  • "We're really working to engage everyone on the ground, everyone all around the world.

  • But we also want you all to be aware of this.

  • So a huge part of 'Let Girls Learn' is public awareness here in the U.S.

  • We want you guys to know about these 62 million girls

  • and we want this to spur and inspire you to not take your education for granted.

  • Because let me tell you, there are 62 million girls around the world

  • who would give anything to be in your position,"

  • "For me this is personal.

  • You know, when I think about those 62 million girls that aren't in school I think about

  • myself,

  • I think about my daughters.

  • Because quite frankly all these girls, these are our girls.

  • And I think about where I would be in my life if I didn't work hard in school

  • and have the opportunity to go to college and then on to law school -

  • I wouldn't be here.

  • So I think it's imperative and it is part of my passion

  • and my mission to make sure that every girl on the planet

  • has the same opportunity that I've had, that my daughters have.

  • And I want to make sure that all of you here in the United States

  • are taking advantage of the opportunities that you have as well,

  • I want you to be that hungry to get your education

  • because it is going to be the key to your future."

  • Theron is not only a UN Messenger of Peace,

  • she also founded the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project in her home country of South

  • Africa.

  • The Oscar winning actress urged girls to understand and recognize their worth.

  • "There is nothing sexier than a smart woman.

  • We have been told to live by a certain mold, women, especially women and it's time to break

  • it.

  • And it is up to us to do that.

  • Stop waiting for men to do that.

  • Look in the mirror and see yourself and say

  • 'I am sexy, I am attractive, I am smart, I am intelligent, I am powerful.'"

It was a case of brains and beauty as Michelle Obama and Charlize Theron

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Michelle Obama gives advice to girls

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