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Melania Trump has always tried to maintain a curated and controlled image of glamour, even down to appearing at certain events, wearing specific designer garments, or posing for a particular magazine. Apparently, the last of those was very important to Melania, and she made it clear especially as the First Lady of the United States. But even prior to her time as FLOTUS, Melania has always seemed to have a thing about Vogue.
Not only did Melania Trump pose for the cover of Vogue in her wedding dress in 2005 and pregnant in a gold bikini in 2006, but she called attention to that coverage (the latter shot by photographer Annie Leibovitz) as recently as 2014 — see this tweet.
Recently, Melania sat down for her first televised interview since leaving the White House in January 2021 following her husband’s single term in office, and she once again found herself talking about the outlet that came up so many times during her four years as first lady. Asked about Vogue‘s choice to have Jill Biden and Michelle Obama on the cover, but not her, Melania said on Fox Nation: “They’re biased and they have likes and dislikes, and it’s so obvious.
“And I think American people, and everyone sees it,” she added. “It was their decision, and I have much more important things to do — and I did in the White House — than being on the cover of Vogue.”
And yet, Melania was found discussing Vogue‘s contents on many an occasion over her time in the White House. From this latest interview to firsthand accounts from Stephanie Wilson Wolkoff’s tell-all Melania & Me, Melania hasn’t minced words about her feelings toward Vogue. Read on for more of her comments.