Iman on Michelle Obama : Catty or Honest

This has been all the buzz over the internet.

NEW YORK (AFP) — US First Lady Michelle Obama is not a “great beauty,” but will “just get better with age,” Iman, one of the first black supermodels, says in a magazine interview.

“Mrs Obama is not a great beauty,” the Somali-born model and wife of rocker David Bowie tells Parade magazine’s Sunday issue, reflecting on the first black US first lady, who is a lawyer by training and a former executive.

“But she is so interesting looking and so bright. That will always take you farther. 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,” she said. SOURCE

The debate – Is she being honest or is she honestly just being catty?

I think it’s a backhanded compliment uttered by an aging model with a slight mean streak.

I loved Iman, well slightly less now. I have seen her one these reality shows, most notably, Tyra’s ANTM. She comes across as a bit of a snob and snarky. 

Even if she were just being honest, was it something that necessarily should have been said. It’s as if she is saying yeah Michelle is smart, the FLOTUS, fashionable but too bad she is not a super-model, like me. 


Your opinion.

2 thoughts on “Iman on Michelle Obama : Catty or Honest

  1. Taula, I have read and re-read these comments and still don’t know if I think her comments were honset or catty. *Shrugs*

  2. I would like to think she was not being catty but I am leery of Iman. I still heart both of them though.
    I remember seeing Iman on TV helping victims of war in her native country Somalia(?). She has had a soft part in my heart since then, but I also STANs for Michelle O. If she issues an apology all will be forgiven.

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