From First Lady to cover girl! First Lady Jill Biden covers the August issue of Vogue along with an in depth interview about her first months in office, an honor that her predecessor Melania Trump never received.
In the stunning shoot, the 70 year-old doctor, poses in many different locations throughout the White House as she dons a simple floral Oscar de la Renta dress and spoke about how she believes that her husband President Joe Biden is "a calmer president" than the former White House Occupant Donald Trump.
The former second lady explained, 'People wanted someone to come in and heal this nation, not just from the pandemic, which I feel Joe did by, you know, getting shots in everybody’s arms. But also … he’s just a calmer president. He lowers the temperature."
The honor of a first lady being on the cover of the infamous magazine, which Michelle Obama and Hilary Clinton have both posed for, was an opportunity that was not allotted to her controversial predecessor Melania.
The snub that was clearly a sore spot for the former model and her husband. Back in December of 2020, the former president shared a tweet that read, "The elitist snobs in the fashion press have kept the most elegant first lady in American history off the covers of magazines for four consecutive years," to which the ex-rabid twitter user Trump replied “the greatest of all time."
Although Mrs. Trump did feature on a Vogue cover back in 2005, Editor In Chief Anna Wintour explained that the decision to not extend the offer to Melania was because "Those of us that work at Conde Nast believe that you have to stand up for what you believe in and you have to take a point of view."
The former FLOTUS's spokesperson Stephanie Grisham fired back at the magazine stating "Being on the cover of Vogue doesn't define Mrs. Trump", adding that she had "been there, done that long before she was First Lady."
Aside from adding a nice antidote about Melania's work in the Rose Garden, there was really not much mention of the Trump family by the highly educated mother and grandmother.
Our laid back current first lady, who does not usually use a stylist, is shocked that her fashion choices are as scrutinized as they are. "It's kind of surprising, I think, how much commentary is made about what I wear or if I put my hair in a scrunchie. I put my hair up!," she said.
The college professor added when talking about the controversy over a pair of printed tights she once was photographed wearing, "It's amazing how much people pay attention to every little detail. And they weren't fishnets. They weren't lace. They were very pretty stockings." she laughed.