Observation: U.S. presidents endure a high amount of stress. Regardless of approval ratings or peaceful times, there are insurmountable challenges associated with their job. So, as a result, they typically age before the public’s eyes. This truth is the case with President Barack Obama. Despite his healthy lifestyle and killer looks, he’s changed appearance-wise. His gray hair is here to stay.
From the start, part of President Barack Obama’s charm was his youthful looks. His fit body, glowing skin and brown locks made him more appealing to twenty-something voters as well as women. Considering his age – mid forties – during his first four years, Obama’s looks made sense. On average, American citizens don’t elect anyone into the presidential seat under the age of fifty. But, by the second term, the public began to see gray hair peeking through the roof of his scalp and other signs of aging akin to a more mature male. Although natural, this happening sparked the usual conversation about leaders of the free world. Why do they all leave office with a full head of white hair?
Shades of gray: What happens to presidents’ hair was the title of a recent CNN article. According to the author of this piece, even Ms. Clairol fails at saving these men from going gray. It’s a byproduct of the job that’s effected every American president for decades. Consequently, the only part of the equation that’s a wild card are the president’s wives.
As President Barack Obama gets older and grayer, Michelle seemingly remains the same. The only change is her hair style. So, during their final days in the White House, this pair looks like a winter-summer romance. He appears ready for years of retirement while she appears ready for another more exciting chapter of life.