Obama thanks artist for capturing Michelle's 'hotness' in portrait
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Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaEx-Saudi official says he was targeted by a hit team after fleeing to Canada Republican spin on Biden is off the mark Yellen expects inflation to return to normal levels next year MORE thanked an artist who did former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaYouTube confirms it picked kids featured in Harris video Photos of the Week: Congressional Baseball Game, ashen trees and a beach horse The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Gears begin to shift in Congress on stalled Biden agenda MORE's portrait for capturing her "hotness."

"Amy, I want to thank you for so spectacularly capturing the grace and beauty and the intelligence and charm and hotness of the woman that I love," he said.

Obama made the comments at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, where the couple's portraits were unveiled.

Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald was chosen to paint Michelle Obama's portrait.

The former president's portrait was painted by Kehinde Wiley.


After her portrait was unveiled, Michelle Obama said she "was a little overwhelmed, to say the least."

The former president also commented on his own portrait, calling it "pretty sharp."

The paintings will join the “America’s Presidents” exhibition at the Washington gallery as part of its permanent installation, which will be on view for the public beginning on Tuesday.