Iman: ‘Michelle Obama is not a great beauty’

    Iman, the exotic, gazelle-like supermodel to whom all models of color aspire to, recently spoke candidly to Parade magazine about the first Black first lady.

    She told the reporter that, “Mrs. Obama is not a great beauty, but she is so interesting-looking and so bright. That will always take you farther.”

    Perhaps thinking of her own, long career in the fashion and beauty industry, Iman continued with, “When you’re a great beauty, it’s always downhill for you. If you’re someone like Mrs. Obama, you just get better with age.”

    We’re not sure how we feel about this. While we obviously greatly respect both women, we wonder why the question of Michelle’s beauty even comes up? When the U.S. elects it’s first female prez, will we be having these same conversations about the looks and dress of her husband?

    Plus the entire quote just seemed to smack of bitterness, which is so not like the Iman that we know and love.

    Check out the Website for the full interview.

    — Whitney Teal



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