White House releases first official portrait of Melania Trump flaunting HUGE diamond ring
Standing in the US President’s office, Mrs Trump posed with her arms folded, enabling her diamond rings and perfectly manicured fingernails to capture the light within the soft focus photographs.
Critics have questioned why she opted to fold her arms in the portrait, and how much airbrushing had been used to make her look picture perfect.In a statement issued with the photos, she said: "I am honoured to serve in the role of First Lady and look forward to working on behalf of the American people over the coming years."
The huge 25-carat diamond ring on the First Lady’s left hand was a present from her husband President Trump on their 10th wedding anniversary.
The 46-year-old was dressed in a black tailored suit, embellished with a sequinned black scarf.The portrait will be displayed in the presidential family's residence although the First Lady, has not moved into White House, preferring to remain at Trump Towers in New York.
The First Lady and her son Barron, 11, are expected to move to the White House after the boy's school year ends
The photo has been used on the White House website as part of the US President's official biography.
The White House said the former model has "a penchant and passion for the arts, architecture, design, fashion and beauty. This passion can only be surpassed by her dedication to helping others, and her generosity has been noted."Her predecessor, Michelle Obama also wore black in her official photograph, but opted to stand in the White House Blue Room.
Mrs Trump's approval rating has risen by 16 per cent, reaching an all time high of 52 per cent, since her husband's inauguration in January, according to CNN.