Melania Trump Wooden Statue Unveiled Close To Her Hometown In Slovenia

First Lady Melania Trump was honored in her home country of Slovenia with a life-size wooden statue in the city of Sevnica this week – and reviews are mixed. Some claimed it looks like Smurfette, while others likened it to a scarecrow.

Melania Trump statue in Slovenia.

The statue shows Melania in the powder blue suit by Ralph Lauren Collection she wore at her husband’s 2017 inauguration, posing as she waves her hand. The sculpture was erected next to the Sava River in the village of Rozno, around 8 km (5 miles) from Mrs Trump’s hometown of Sevnica.

Melania Trump statue in Slovenia.

This masterpiece was commissioned by US artist Brade Downey and created by artist Ales Zupevc. Locals complained about the statue, not due to the first lady’s affiliation with Donald Trump, but rather because they say the wooden sculpture does not look like Ms Trump at all. “It doesn’t look anything like Melania,” one local told the journalists. “It’s a Smurfette. It’s a disgrace.”

Melania Trump statue in Slovenia.

Melania Trump statue in Slovenia.

Melania Trump statue in Slovenia.

Melania Trump statue in Slovenia.

Melania Trump statue in Slovenia.

Melania Trump statue in Slovenia.

Melania Trump statue in Slovenia.

Donald and Melania.

What do you think about it? Is it a timeless, brilliant masterpiece or a disgraceful caricature? Leave your opinion in comments!

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  1. Wood July 7, 2019

    Senceless waste of good firewood

  2. Art Appreciator July 7, 2019

    Really captured her beautiful face.

  3. Hermite July 7, 2019

    Nailed it. Right down to the wooden heart.

  4. Anonymous July 7, 2019

    The likeness is uncanny

  5. Border Agent July 7, 2019

    No passport needed

  6. Your Name Here July 7, 2019

    Nothing a bit of petrol and a match couldn’t improve ;)

  7. Anonymous July 7, 2019

    Worth whatever it cost them!

  8. Pam. July 7, 2019

    What a joke !

  9. Anonymous July 7, 2019

    Umm how many of you are better than her not a good statue but the idea is good selebrating a good woman

  10. Anonymous July 7, 2019

    An abstract likeness is fitting for ANY celebrity, just ask Michelle Obama.

  11. Anonymous July 7, 2019

    I don’t care, do you???

  12. Anonymous July 8, 2019

    Art is capable to catch only the essential… They’re monster, the statue represents it well.

  13. MoMoney July 8, 2019

    If you give it money, it’ll marry you.

  14. XC July 8, 2019

    Legs mirrored?!

  15. ladylady July 12, 2019

    I saw a short movie about the artist who made the sculpture that really moved me. He’s got an amazing story and was not only a sweetheart but also very dedicated and smart. Respect to him :) The documentary was shot by Brad Downey, watch it if you find it/get the chance.

  16. Anonymous August 14, 2019

    Perfect likeness of the First Skank

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