Vanity Fair Mexico revealed their decision to feature first lady Melania Trump on the cover of their February issue just two days after President Donald Trump signed two controversial executive orders on immigration that outraged Mexico.
While it's awkward enough that the global glossy is re-using a recently published photo, the timing is also ironic given that president Donald Trump is ordering the construction of a border wall with Mexico and saying that the Mexican government will pay for it.
A teaser previews an article about her "turbulent" family background, how she deals with her husband and how she plans to become "the new Jackie Kennedy".
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The Conde Nast-owned publication recycled an old photo of the First Lady that first appeared in GQ last April. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has repeatedly refused to finance the project and canceled a planned meeting scheduled for next week with Trump. Many readers were understandably taken aback by the photo in which Melania flaunts her wealth by "eating" a plate of jewels.
One U.S. -side Twitter observer suggests that the VF Mexico cover represents Melania's let-them-eat-cake moment.
A woman, tweeting under the name, Antonella wrote: "Melania Trump on the cover of Vanity Fair Mexico is the new definition of irony in the Royal Spanish Academy dictionary". In it, Carter examines "what's to come under a leader whose mind careers from one random thought to the next". Was the Mexican public too quick to judge the magazine by its cover? But that didn't stop Vanity Fair putting Mrs Trump on the cover egotistically positioned with a fork and a set of pearls! "She must have known how odd it would look", wrote Jolly Confused.