"I used to get up very early before school to get a handle on my studying... Neither of my parents went to college, and I never knew colleges or Ivy League universities were an option for me until my big brother Craig [went to] Princeton... I thought, well, shoot! I'm smarter than him! So I applied and got in. And because of how hard I worked and the grades I made, I was ready for anything," says Michelle Obama in the latest issue of People Magazine.