Melania Trump may be keeping us all in suspense on whether she and Baron will ever move down to D.C., but today she did satisfy the country’s curiosity about another matter: what her official portrait would look like.
Given that Melania is a former fashion model (a fact that is detailed at length in her White House biography), our expectations for the portrait were high. And no question, Melania pulled out her A-game for this pic, flashing her best blue steel impression and dazzling us all with her shiny, voluminous hair.
It’s not all good, though; as everyone on the Internet pointed out, the background of the portrait is so obviously photoshopped and airbrushed into oblivion that we can’t tell if Melania is standing in the White House or in front of a green screen. What is clear is that Donald spared no expense on her jewelry; we frankly can’t believe Melania is ever able to lift her hand given the size of the rock that is living on it.
Obviously, Twitter had some other feelings about the portrait as well. We’ve collected our favorites below.
Congrats to Melania on her official portrait pic.twitter.com/SuTfebTtTI
— Luke O’Neil (@lukeoneil47) April 3, 2017
was melania’s official white house portrait taken in her spider lair? pic.twitter.com/vDftcOALns
— Sean Morrow (@snmrrw) April 3, 2017
— 🔆GianPierro🔆 (@Ilgiovanipierro) April 3, 2017
Melania's official portrait reminds me of how I once used iPhoto's retouch feature to "airbrush" my college photos into blurry oblivion. pic.twitter.com/fAFRiMMoUE
— Sophie Vershbow (@svershbow) April 3, 2017
Melania Trump's official White House photograph was taken on the set of Celine Dion's "It's All Coming Back To Me" video. pic.twitter.com/yXZZGKZ79H
— Tim Duffy™ (@TimDuffy) April 3, 2017