Daddy's 'baby' Malia Obama, 12, has a growth spurt

Tuesday August 31, 2010

With a charismatic wife who is 5ft 11in, President Obama is used to having one tall, commanding lady in the family.

Now, the US leader is learning to live with another statuesque female - his 12-year-old daughter Malia.

As Barack and Michelle arrived back from a holiday in Martha's Vineyard off Cape Cod in New England with the girls, it was clear that Malia very much takes after her towering mum in her height and demeanour.

The tween – who charmed onlookers with her sweet looks along with her sister Sasha on election night 2008 – has shot up recently.

Though she's quite the young lady, to her father she's still his little girl.

During a speech in July, he said: "Even though she's 5ft 9in, she's still my baby".

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