Why is the First Lady and Former Model Melania Not Featured on Any US Magazine Covers?

First lady Melania Trump speaks during a discussion with students regarding the issues they are facing in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Melania Trump is a beautiful former model, a devoted mother and the First Lady of the United States, but despite this resume, she has not graced the cover of one American magazine since her husband became President. And she is fluent in five languages!

The internet was in a lather last week when actor James Woods pointed out via Twitter that the first lady hasn’t been a muse for the magazine industry since her husband, President Trump, took office.

Woods tweeted: “If the Trumps were Democrats, Melania would be on every cover of every chic women’s magazine in the world every month.”

The tweet struck a chord, garnering 62,000 likes, 20,000 retweets and 4,900 comments.

During her time as FLOTUS, Melania has only graced one magazine cover — Vanity Fair Mexico — in February 2017.

The cover caused a commotion because her husband had been insisting that Mexico pay for a border wall.

So why has not one American magazine has put the former model on its cover?

Rumors swirled in December 2016 when Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, paid a visit to Trump Tower possibly preparing to feature Melania on the cover, but no photos were taken.

Wintour was a fundraiser for President Barack Obama and did feature Michelle Obama three times on the cover during her time as first lady from 2009 to 2017.

During Barack Obama’s eight-year presidency, Michelle appeared on at least 30 US magazine covers.

First lady Michelle Obama is featured on magazine covers, photographed Monday, July 6, 2009, in Washington. Michelle Obama sells magazines: she’s been splashed across the cover of Vogue, People, O magazine, Time and more, has been called a “solid seller,” by People’s managing editor Larry Hackett, and in a trio of recent polls, Michelle’s favorability ratings beat her husband, President Barack Obama’s 73-69, 67-54 and 76-72. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

She also appeared twice on the covers of Essence magazine, Time magazine, More magazine and Glamour magazine. Other covers included Redbook, InStyle and Radar.

Jackie Kennedy at one time was the most photographed women in the world.

Visitors to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art look at an Oleg Cassini suit in pale yellow silk and wool, and a Halston hat in natural straw previously worn by Jacqueline Kennedy in 1961, during a press preview of the exhibit “Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years, Selections From the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum,” Monday, April 23, 2001. A fund-raising gala honoring the first-ever retrospective of Jacqueline Kennedy’s glamorous style will take place this evening at the museum. A photograph of Jacqueline Kennedy wearing the suit at a luncheon with France’s President and Mme. Charles de Gaulle is displayed at right. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett)



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