First lady Melania Trump is on February’s cover of Vanity Fair Mexico, with the description “the new Jackie Kennedy,” even as her husband and the Mexican president engage in a Twitter war.
The article is based on an interview and photo shoot Mrs. Trump did for GQ Magazine last spring. GQ and Vanity Fair Mexico are owned by the same corporate parent, Conde Nast, according to ABC News.
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The cover teases that the article will go into her intriguing past and her current life with Donald Trump.
The first lady is described as a “homebody … She’s rich, but not a socialite; she prefers family to the It set and retires early after events.”
The article makes multiple references to former first lady Jackie Kennedy as the glamorous model Melania would likely follow: “the classic First Lady.”
“In fact, in a now-prophetic 1999 interview with The New York Times, Melania — then dating Donald Trump — said she would see Kennedy as a role model should she ever make it to the White House as first lady,” CNBC reported.
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The GQ piece recounts how Donald and Melania met in the fall of 1998 at a party during New York Fashion Week. The 52-year-old was taken with Melania, a 28-year-old Slovenian super model at the time, and asked for her number.
“She refused, and instead asked Trump for his contact information,” GQ reported. “Unimpressed with merely catching the eye of the famous billionaire, Melania was studying the situation as if testing a coin with her teeth. ‘If I give him my number, I’m just one of the women he calls,’ she remembers.”
She was also curious if he would give his business or personal number. “I wanted to see what his intention is,” she explained. “It tells you a lot from the man what kind of number he gives you. He gave me all of his numbers.” She waited a week to call him.
“We had a great connection, we had great chemistry, but I was not starstruck. And maybe he noticed that,” Melania recounted.
The two married in 2005.
Vanity Fair Mexico’s running of the cover with the new U.S. first lady, comes as President Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto are engaged in a public spat over the building of a border wall.
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