Malia Obama was all smiles as she was spotted leaving a smoke shop in Los Angeles on Sunday, just a week after she was photographed enjoying a cigarette break at work.
The 23-year-old Harvard grad has reportedly scored a position on the writing staff of a new Amazon project by Donald Glover, and it looks like she is enjoying her time in the City of Angels.
Malia, who has been smoking for years, was seen holding what appeared to be a Hyppe Max Flow disposable nicotine vape. The shop was located in Los Feliz, a hip LA neighborhood that celebrities like Harry Styles and Angelina Jolie call home.
Malia Obama was spotted leaving a smoke shop in Los Angeles with a smile on her face on Sunday
The Harvard grad is living in the City of Angels after reportedly scoring a position on the writing staff of a new Amazon project by Donald Glover
The shop was located in Los Feliz, a hip LA neighborhood that celebrities like Harry Styles and Angelina Jolie call home
The former first daughter was dressed casually in a baggy gray sweatsuit, and she topped off the look in the most California way possible with a pair of cozy $150 Birkenstock clogs worn with socks.
The former first daughter’s long dark hair was worn in loose waves around her shoulders, and she pulled her face mask down to her chin after she left the store.
Malia didn’t have a bag with her, and instead, she carried her belongings in her hand, including her cellphone, wallet, pack of gum, and vape.
The fresh-faced writer was smiling from ear to ear as she left the store, which requires patrons to be 21 or older to enter, and hopped in a friend’s car.
The Obama girls have mostly shied away from the spotlight, particularly since their father’s presidency came to an end in early 2017.
The former first daughter pulled her face mask down to her chin as soon as she left the store
Malia was seen holding what appeared to be a Hyppe Max Flow disposable nicotine vape when she left the shop
Malia was dressed casually in a gray crewneck sweatshirt and matching sweatpants
Months after her family left the White House, Malia — who had taken a year off from school — enrolled at Harvard University. She graduated in the spring of 2021.
She’d long shown an interest in filmmaking — she interned on the set of Extant in high school and with The Weinstein Company in 2017 — and is now working on an unnamed project for Amazon in Los Angeles.
Last Tuesday, Malia was photographed outside in LA, dressed for relatively cool weather in a bright yellow sweater with a zipper at the top.
She wore that over cropped green pants and black sandals, accessorizing her look with a pair of sunglasses and a canvas tote bag.
Malia was seen at a coffee shop working on what looked like scripts before taking a smoke break. She then met up with a photographer friend, who took several photos of her with her camera.
Malia topped off her California casual look with $150 Birkenstock clogs worn with socks
Malia’s long dark hair was worn in loose waves around her shoulders while she ran errands
Malia didn’t have a bag with her, and instead, she carried her belongings in her hand, including her cellphone, wallet, pack of gum, and vape
Malia was smiling brightly, presumably at her friend who was waiting for her in the parking lot
The smoke shop that she visited requires patrons to be 21 and over to enter
Her younger sister Sasha, 20, was also photographed in LA last week. Her presence in the same city may come as a surprise to some, as she was previously living in Michigan for college.
A source revealed to DailyMail.com that she has transferred to a school in Los Angeles, with rumors swirling on social media that she is now a student at the University of Southern California.
Sasha’s parents were seen dropping her off at the University of Michigan in 2019, and several other students reported seeing her on campus.
However, she appears to have made the decision to transfer at some point during the pandemic, though it is unclear if she did so for her sophomore year in 2020 or her junior year in 2021.
Twitter chatter from November indicates that she may have transferred to USC. Responding to a since-deleted tweet, one Twitter user asserted: ‘Sasha left Michigan for USC.’
Malia has been smoking cigarettes for years and has been photographed enjoying a puff numerous times over the years
Malia, who had taken a year off from school before college, graduated from Harvard University in the spring of 2021
The aspiring writer was seen hopping into the driver’s seat of a friend car after leaving the smoke shop
Malia was photographed enjoying a cigarette break at work in Los Angeles last Tuesday
Malia’s younger sister Sasha, 20, is also living in LA and is believed to be a student at the University of Southern California after transferring from the University of Michigan
If Sasha did, in fact, transfer, her classmates certainly seem to be respecting her privacy, as the move has been kept fairly under the radar.
DailyMail.com reached out to a spokesperson for the Obamas, who declined to comment.
Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are pictured with Malia (far right) and Sasha (second from left)
Sasha did appear to be on USC’s campus in photos on Tuesday, which showed someone wearing a T-shirt for the school in the background.
She was photographed, though, not in school spirit duds but an experimental ensemble made up of a mix of prints and colors.
The former first daughter started with a light-green sleeveless top with artwork on the front, layering that with a zip-up sweater made up of a patchwork of different prints, including tie-dyes of various colors.
Over that she wore a pair of oversized denim overalls, one shoulder undone and hanging open, exposing a cherry-print garment on the bottom.
She didn’t skimp on accessories, either, adding a printed green scarf on her head, layered multicolor bead necklaces, dangling earrings, colorful sneakers, and a rainbow tie-dye tote bag.
She also seemed to recently have her nails done and was rocking long colorful acrylics on her fingers.
Sasha was photographed out for a walk with Apple AirPods in her ears, but she stopped at one point to sit and use her MacBook on her lap while simultaneously looking at her iPhone.
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