Well; this came from an unexpected place.
For eight years, the media fawned over Michelle Obama; I’m not saying they were wrong to do so. It’s their prerogative. They frequently praised her as “beautiful.” They also — it should be noted — said as much of Hillary. Laura Bush? Not so. The great Barbara (here)? Zilch.
Republicans, it would seem, are ugly.
But what if one day, a First Lady would come along…a woman whose beauty couldn’t possibly be denied — what if she were a model, giving the media no choice but to admit her good-lookin’ ways?
But a member of the modeling industry is sticking up for FLOTUS: Maxim model Elizabeth Pipko is defending the demure and graceful Mrs. Trump.
In an interview with The Daily Caller’s Stephanie Hamill, Elizabeth responded to media bias in general, and a retracted article for Britain’s The Telegraph, which, according to TDC, “was riddled with mistruths about Mrs. Trump’s past and her relationship with President Donald Trump.”
— Stephanie Hamill (@STEPHMHAMILL) January 29, 2019
Take it away, Elizabeth:
“I think the fact that people want so badly to prove that…Donald Trump and Republicans in general are bad for women, and the first attack that they have on the President is to go after his wife because it’s an easy target. … [T]hey were proved wrong, but it’s terrible and it would never’ve been done in history. So the fact that they’re doing it to this First Lady just proves how their hate for Donald Trump is just…changing the way that they do their business.”
Watch the entire interview below.
In the mainstream, Melania — who’s not uttered, so far as I know, a controversial syllable since her husband’s election — has very few guardians and a wealth of detractors. It’s a great thing to see someone coming to her defense.
Onto Elizabeth: Will her Trumpness hurt her career? Yes, according her statements to The New York Post:
I decided to volunteer for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in the spring of 2016. I never leaned liberal or conservative, but there was something about Trump — the way he spoke and his honesty — that had me convinced he was our next president. I worked in a call center in Trump Tower. Within eight weeks, I was hired as a national volunteer services coordinator for the data team and paid $4,000 a month.
It was clear from the start that, if I wanted to survive in modeling, I couldn’t tell anyone about my new job.
Once, after working a 10-hour-day on the Trump campaign, I went to meet with my manager (who was not affiliated with a modeling agency). He and a colleague were enraged, screaming about how much they hate Trump. My manager kept saying how evil the people who work for him must be and that he would never work with anyone who supported him.
I was terrified they would find out that I was one of the so-called evil people.
But now…she ain’t skeered:
After the race, because it was public record that I worked for the President, every time you started to type “Elizabeth Pipko” into Google’s search bar, Trump’s name would pop up alongside mine. A booker at my current agency, DAS, asked me about it, confused and a bit concerned. I told him had no idea! My brother created a program that would continuously search my name with other keywords to get “Trump” bumped out.
But now that it’s been two years since the election, I don’t want to keep silent any longer. Even if that means saying goodbye to modeling forever.
Not only am I proud of my work for Trump, but I also met amazing people — including my now husband, Darren Centinello, who is still part of the President’s campaign team. He works on digital and social media outreach/strategy for the 2020 race.
Good for her.
In the Daily Caller segment, Elizabeth nailed it:
“Michelle Obama was on Vogue. I mean, people loved her. The fact that we have a previous supermodel in the White House and no one wants to put her on — I mean, forget a Vogue cover, but any magazine cover and celebrate her beauty inside and out…really shows what’s going on.”
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