September 05, 2017

Michelle Obama outdid herself this year.

On Monday, September 4, the former first lady's close friend Beyoncé celebrated her 36th birthday. Last year, the occasion was hosted by the Obamas at Camp David. But this year, without the presidential retreat, she had to find a different way to honor her friend’s birth in style. So she took part in a themed photo shoot.

The theme was, naturally, Beyoncé.

In honor of the day, 18 of Beyoncé’s friends and relatives donned wide-brimmed bolero hats, twin braids, and large silver necklaces to recreate a look from the singer’s “Formation” music video. The photo campaign was shared on Beyoncé’s website alongside a birthday greeting for the singer.

Besides Obama, the cast of Beyoncé impersonators also included Serena Williams, Kelly Rowland, and Blue Ivy Carter.

In conjunction with the photo campaign, Beyoncé’s website shared the hashtag #BeyGOODHouston to raise funds for Hurricane Harvey relief. Last week, the singer shared a statement with the Houston Chronicle pledging support for her hometown.

"My heart goes out to my hometown, Houston, and I remain in constant prayer for those affected and for the rescuers who have been so brave and determined to do so much to help,” Beyonce said.

BeyGOOD is collecting donations for the Greater Houston Community Foundation and Bread of Life to provide cots, blankets, pillows, baby supplies, feminine hygiene products, and wheelchairs to those affected by the hurricane.

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