Melania Trump selling watercolour painting of her eyes as NFT - and will even throw in a free voice message

Melania Trump selling watercolour painting of her eyes as NFT - and will even throw in a free voice message

Former first lady Melania Trump has joined the growing list of celebrities and influencers entering the NFT world - offering up a watercolour painting of her eyes and a complimentary voice message.

On Wednesday, she posted a statement to her official Twitter account and noted how “excited” she is for the venture.

She said a portion of the proceeds are going to support children who are aging out of the foster cares system - although the exact percentage wasn’t disclosed, raising some eyebrows.

People can buy Trump’s first NFT, called “Melania’s Vision,” at any time before the month ends.

The NFT is a watercolour created by artist Marc-Antonie Coulon, which “embodies Mrs Trump’s cobalt blue eyes, providing the collector with an amulet to inspire,” according to the statement.

The digital artwork is being sold for 1 unit of SOL cryptocurrency (over $180) and includes an audio recording with “a message of hope”.

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“I am proud to announce my new NFT endeavour, which embodies my passion for the arts, and will support my ongoing commitment to children through my Be Best initiative,” the former first lady said in the statement.

Melania’s Vision and the other anticipated NFTs will be released in “regular intervals” on 

People on Twitter had a lot to say about the announcement. Check out some of the mixed reactions below.

In January 2022, Mrs Trump will have an auction that will incorporate physical artwork, digital artwork, and a physical “one-of-a-kind accessory.”

NFTs have grown in popularity as artists, and other people ventured into different ways to make money or invest during the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump’s NFT endeavour is her first major initiative since leaving the White House in January.

As the first lady, she launched the Be Best campaign, which focused on online safety and wellbeing of children across the US.

This article was amended on 16 December 2021. A line originally said that those who want to collect the digital files can purchase them using crypto and credit card purchases through MoonPay but that is not the case.

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