Between 2016 and now, the most beautiful Melania Trump photos were often ignored as much as she was. I wanted to share some of my favorites and add commentary, in order to celebrate her beauty as a gift from God and also as something she stewarded well.
How were Melania Trump photos ignored?
In October 2017, the U.K.-based Express described Melania Trump with this lede: “Melania Trump is a former model who has posed in numerous print titles, as well as starring in a very racy spread for GQ magazine.” What reader could her a fair shake after that opening.
After next providing her bio in a perfunctory phrase connected with her husband’s election, the writer said, “The 47-year-old is thought to be very beautiful…” Thought to be. Yes, yes. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But apparently, all her former magazine bosses thought that she is beautiful and that readers of their magazines would think likewise.
And at The Hanging Chad, we do.
The same Express author, Emily Hodgkin, also gushed over a necklace that Kamala Harris wore to the inauguration. Gushing over Kamala. Dismissing Melania. I, for one, have no problem calling bullshit on Emily.
So, in light of the fact that the U.S. has had a smoking hot first-generation immigrant as FLOTUS, and an alpha male as POTUS, and a couple who are equally endeared to this country and have a lot to be thankful for from what they’ve been granted by the country, with a family of children and grandchildren you’d want to share Thanksgiving dinner with, we’re going to unapologetically praise Melania the way the mainstream media never did.
A savvy woman in her own right
In this fair–or so I think–article in Jacobin, Melania (neé Melanija Knavs, Americanized as Melania Knauss) is portrayed as a woman who is just as savvy as Donald is. The pussyhat-wearing feminists had her all wrong, an author of a new book on her says. Liberal, anti-Trump women’s criticism of Melania was “pure projection,” according to the biographer. In other words: they were totally fucking envious of the smoking hot FLOTUS and she was guilty by association.
Interestingly, the biographer asserts that while Melania delayed her move from NYC to the White House, ostensibly out of (true) concern for their son, Barron, the delay gave her room to negotiate her prenup. I don’t know how one negotiates a “prenup” after the nup’ but, hey, my feeling is, “More power to her!” Donald would have done the same thing. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
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Further, the Jacobin writer compares her with a character from a Trollope novel. Just the comparison gives her more depth than almost any other news source I’ve noticed today.
And further still, her ambition as a teenager was to become an architect, and she studied at university toward this briefly before moving to the U.S. after the death of Yugoslavian leader Tito.
A sampling of Europe-based Melania Trump photos
She would go on to pursue Donald, not only the other way around as most of us would think.
This would later of course land her in the White House and on Air Force One which took her around the world with the president.
Here are a few favorites of mine from her Europe and Asia trips.
But by the end of 2018, when future Justice Kavanaugh was getting pummeled by the Senate and Trump had more mud on his face than usual, Melania’s wardrobe was criticized by VOGUE in a brief and petty article that included inane tweets by small-minded men who probably sat in their basements playing Call of Duty all night.
Did anyone in the press get it right?
In addition to VOGUE (which batted .500 in my personal, if limited, survey) Glamour didn’t intentionally ignore her just because she was married to The Donald.
Melania co-designed her gown for the 2017 Inaugural Ball, as Glamour noted. And, in keeping with fashion magazines that stick to their mission of covering fashion and not politics, they noted also that Melania had sported the Jackie Kennedy style blue outfit during the Inauguration.
As you recall, she was stunning:
The gown was designed by former Carolina Herrera creative director, Hervé Pierre, with Melania co-designing it.
There’s more to those Melania Trump photos: I.e. not just a pretty face
As we started out by saying at the top of the article, Melania is a lot more than what the press has made her to be.
They either treat her superficially because she’s a former supermodel, failing to dig deeper, or they blast her because she’s not deeper (because she’s a former supermodel). She can’t win.
That’s ok. She’s tough. (Remember who’s she’s married to.)
At the 2020 GOP convention, it took a Canadian magazine to cover her time there in a way that wasn’t skin-deep.
“There are no words to describe how honored, humbled and fortunate I am to serve our nation as your first lady,” Melania Trump said.
To that speech of course, liberals lit into her because her English wasn’t better. Most notably, Bette Midler–whom I’ve met and who is no “grateful and humble” person–said this:
I kept the retweets and likes in this screenshot to demonstrate how mean-spirited, close-minded and even xenophonic the left can be. And, let’s face it, a beautiful, slender and tall woman who people want to be around is exactly what intimidates Bette.
Upon her leaving, The Federalist quotes the “most beautiful First Lady” as saying, “’Being your first lady was my greatest honor,’ she told the cheering crowd. ‘Thank you for your love and your support. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all, God bless your families, and God bless this beautiful nation.’”
And with that, a closing shot: