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Michelle Obama: 'No one notices me when I'm shopping'

UNDERCOVER: US First Lady Michelle Obama has revealed that she often goes on shopping trips unrecognised

SHE HAS one of the world's most recognisable faces, but Michelle Obama has revealed that she often goes unnoticed when out shopping.

The US First Lady says that with the help of a baseball cap and sunglasses, she is able to go on more shopping trips than people realise.

"It's amazing how people don't recognise you," she told NBC's Today's Show.

"They're looking right through you. They don't know it's me," said Obama, who created a media frenzy when it emerged she had been shopping at a local Target department store.

"I actually took Bo (the family's dog) to Petco and the cashier asked me, 'Oh what kind of dog is that?' I said, 'A Portuguese water dog.' He didn't recognise us, because he didn't expect that we would be in Petco,"


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The mother of two said that such trips helped her and her family keep a sense of normality.

"My secret's out, but we try to sneak out as much as possible and it helps to keep our kids' lives normal," she said.

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