Malia Obama Makes ‘Rich & Fabulous’ Scion List

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Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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At long last, Malia Obama, the eldest Obama daughter, is getting some good press that doesn’t involve partying, passing out, telling someone off or smoking dope.

Which all actually contribute to her fabulousness.

Guest of a Guest put her on its list of “10 Rich & Fabulous Young Scions Making Then Most Of Their Family Name.” The site says she’s “just the cool girl we need these days.”

Cool girl Malia is a freshman at Harvard who survived an internship for Harvey Weinstein that thankfully didn’t result in her getting invited to any hotel room. That alone should maybe win her an award or a spot on a power list (if one cares about these sorts of lists). But here’s another reason — she doesn’t take anyone’s shit. In late August, the 6’1″ young woman snapped at an obnoxious snap-happy grandmother who was intent on getting a pic for her granddaughter outside a restaurant in Harvard Square. The former first daughter declined the woman’s request. As reported by TMZ, Malia famously verbally singed the woman, who was waiting for her outside. She asked, “Are you gonna take it in my face like an animal in a cage?”

Former President Obama obviously misses his eldest daughter. During a reception for the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children last month, he said he cried when dropping her off at Harvard.

“I dropped off Malia at college, and I was saying to Joe and Jill (Biden) that it was a little bit like open-heart surgery, and I was proud that I did not cry in front of her,” he said. “But on the way back, the Secret Service was off, looking straight ahead, pretending they weren’t hearing me as I sniffled and blew my nose. It was rough.”

Malia earned the number 3 slot on the “Young Scion” list. She slid in just after number 2, Jack Schlossberg (mother: Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, gramps: JFK Jr.), and number 1, Talita von Furstenberg (grandmother: Diane von Furstenberg), a freshman at Georgetown.