Dante de Blasio, Malia Obama Named To TIME’s ‘Most Influential Teens’

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    Dante de Blasio and Malia Obama were named toTIME magazine’s list of most influential teens Tuesday.

    The 16-year-old, afro-sporting son of New York City mayor-elect Bill de Blasio was listed at no. 6. while Malia was ranked at no. 10. The two teens were listed among other influential youngsters including Malala Yousafzai, who came in at no. 7 and Justin Beiber, who was listed at no. 12.

    Malia, 15, along with her sister Sasha, 12, were recognized for their poise and maturity — much of which TIME credits to Michelle Obama.

    “They seem to lead as normal lives as they can while still meeting the demands of being in the limelight,” the magazine writes.

    As for Dante, TIME claims he has become the “city’s latest fashion icon” and his style-setting afro has been admired by many and inspired a style feature in the New York Times.

    His hairdo has even been lauded by President Barack Obama, who previously admitted: “Dante has the same hairdo as I had in 1978. Although I have to confess my afro was never that good. It was a little imbalanced.”

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