Melania Trump On Being Turned Down For The Vogue Cover As First Lady

In a recent article, Melania Trump criticized Vogue’s decision not to include her on the iconic fashion magazine’s cover during her time as the first lady.

On Saturday, the former first lady gave her first sit-down interview since leaving the White House to FOX & Friends Weekend’s Pete Hegseth.


Melania spoke candidly about why she never appeared on the magazine’s cover while serving as the first lady.

Hegseth asked Melania, “With your business background and your fashion background and your beauty, never on the cover of Vogue. Why the double standard?”

She explained, “I have more important things to do – and did that in the White House – than being featured on the cover of Vogue. They’re biased and have likes and dislikes, which is obvious to the American people.”

The magazine has featured current FLOTUS Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Michelle Obama, and Hillary Clinton.

People noted that Laura Bush, Barbara Bush, and Nancy Reagan were among the conservative first ladies featured in the magazine.

However, Melania appeared on the Vogue cover before the White House.

Following her marriage to Donald Trump, she wore her $200,000 wedding dress on the cover of People in 2005.

Amy Odell’s new biography of Anna Wintour claims she was twice approached to be photographed for Vogue before and after Trump’s inauguration but refused since they wouldn’t guarantee her a cover.

Melania’s lousy blood with Vogue may have additional reasons. Odell’s book accuses Trump of ignoring Wintour’s visit to Trump Tower scheduled by Trump’s daughter Ivanka in 2016.


According to Odell, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Melania Trump’s former friend and White House aide, said that Melania was “so offended” Wintour never even acknowledged her.

Melania also spoke about the country’s state in her interview with FOX & Friends Weekend, citing poor “leadership” for many of the country’s issues.