Twitter is ignited by Melania Trump's official portrait as first lady


On Monday, the White House released Melania Trump's first official portrait as first lady. According to People, the photo was taken on the second floor of the White House, in front of its recognizable "lunette windows".

The 46-year-old former model poses, fiercely, in a black blazer with her arms crossed. An embellished scarf hangs around her neck and her manicured ring finger is adorned with her 15-carat (and stunning) engagement ring.

Photo: The White House

FLOTUS' biography details her accomplishments in the fashion and modeling world, as well as her work with notable photographers like Mario Testino and Arthur Elgot.

"She has graced the covers of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, British GQ, Ocean Drive, Avenue, In Style, and New York Magazine. Her major layouts include the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Allure, Vogue, Self, Glamour, Vanity Fair, and Elle. In addition, Melania has appeared in numerous television commercials and television programs, including co-hosting The View with Barbara Walters," the biography reads.

Responses to FLOTUS' headshot are divided on social media. On Twitter, many criticized FLOTUS' choice to stay in New York over D.C.

Aside from commenting on her huge engagement ring, others have noticed that Melania's skin and hair look a little too perfect.

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Melania's photo hasn't been the only first lady portrait that's stirred up controversy. In 2009, Michelle Obama received major backlash for showing off her arms in her portrait. "The season is winter. The occasion is business. Dress was wrong place and time," wrote one critic, according to the Huffington Post.

New York Magazine's The Cut recently published a how-to on replicating Melania's official portrait. Step 4, "Turn on a wind machine," they joked.

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