She faced many critics as first lady and a presidential candidate in 2008, but Hillary Clinton seems to have hit her stride as secretary of state. Diplomatic successes aside, Clinton has won the international crowds over with her more lighthearted moments. Whether she's abroad or at home, Hillary shines when she lets her guard down. See some of her best unscripted moments here.
|Hillary Breaks It Down|
Clinton takes a break from official business in Johannesburg, South Africa, to boogie with the locals.
|Cool in Cow Print|
Hillary, who seems to have become a dancing queen in Africa, dressed up in local garb and tried out some dance moves in Malawi in August.
|Frog in Your Throat?|
A coughing fit got the best of Hillary in Hanoi, Vietnam, but Clinton didn't let it derail her. She wrapped her speech up by quipping, "At the risk of coughing any longer, I just want to say thank you, and let's get to work."
|'C' in MC Hammer Is for Clinton|
While swearing in Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Michael Hammer, Clinton livened up the ceremony by donning wing-tipped glasses and Mardi Gras beads, even poking fun at herself by lamenting that she had pantsuits "in nearly every color, except purple."