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Fatima Ptacek, Nine-Year-Old Model, Banks $250K A Year, Is Penpals With Michelle Obama (VIDEO)

05/11/2010 10:49am ET | Updated December 6, 2017

Fatima Ptacek makes $250,000 a year striking a pose for Ralph Lauren, Benetton and the Gap, smiling for the cover of magazines and picking up the occasional acting job. She's sweet, well-spoken and level-headed. Also, she's 9 years old. Models--they're making them younger and younger these days!

Ptacek talked to Maggie Rodriguez of the CBS Early Show about her career, her schoolwork, her aspirations (Harvard, first female president and lawyer) and hanging with Michelle Obama on Sesame Street ("She is very sweet, very down-to-earth").


Check out Fatima on Sesame Street with Michelle Obama.