Melania Trump might be getting a life-size statue in Europe

Bridie Pearson-Jones
Saturday 13 May 2017 16:15

The First Lady, Melania Trump, is getting a statue made of her.

It's not going to be in Washington D.C., or where she lives in New York, it's not even going to be in her native Slovenia.

No - of all the places to put a statue of the former model now First Lady, it's going to be in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Why? Well apparently, she's quite a star there.

Melania became the subject of public admiration in Bosnia and Herzegovina during her husband's Presidential campaign.

After her now infamous RNC speech (where she 'borrowed' a couple of lines from Michelle Obama) the now-FLOTUS was sent a pair of shoes as a gift from a a Bosnian-Serb shoe factory.

Marinko Umicevic, an MP in the Assembly of the city of Banja Luka, and the technical director at the Bema shoe factory who was responsible for the gift is now planning a tribute to Melania.

He plans to install a life-size statue of the former jewelry designer outside his factory.

According to the Sarajevo Times, the statue will be made from gypsum - a soft sulfate mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate - by sculptor Stevo Selak, who has previously sculpted both Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

The factory wil also provide the statue with shoes and a handbag. Umicevic also said that he hopes the statue will convince Melania, who counts Serbian as one of her six spoken languages, to visit Bosnia.

Speaking to Newsweek Berna said:

Yes, we confirm this information with pleasure. Mr. Umicevic is planning to install a statue of Lady Melania Trump in front of our factory, in order to pay tribute to Mrs. Trump.

We hope that in future we can expect positive answer and olive branch from U.S.A.

According to the Sarajevo Times, the tribute should be ready by June 20th.

Both Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia (her native coutry) were part Yugoslavia when the First Lady was born.

HT Newsweek

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