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.”
Magazine editors turn blind eye to Melania https://t.co/X7cjFkbhJl
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 15, 2018
The tweet struck a chord, garnering 62,000 likes, 20,000 retweets and 4,900 comments.
If the Trumps were Democrats, Melania would be on every cover of every chic women’s magazine in the world every month. pic.twitter.com/yLDSkfKufT
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 7, 2018
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.
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.