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Dig! Iman Not A Fan Of Michelle Obama

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Legendary supermodel Iman gave First Lady Michelle Obama quite the backhanded compliment in a new interview with Parade Magazine!

Says Iman:

"Mrs. Obama is not a great beauty… 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."

How nice… we think???

There must have been a kinder way to go about saying that!

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138 comments to “Dig! Iman Not A Fan Of Michelle Obama”

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  1. 1

    Obama is interesting looking and bright. And she is not a great beauty. Have you seen her walk? It is quite awkward. But she is beautiful. Now if she could get a better taste in clothes.

  2. 2

    A perfect example there of a back-handed compliment.

  3. 3


  4. 4

    She looks more like aMan. Almost like a drag queen trying to look like Tyra Banks.

  5. 5

    Uh….ouch. That was pretty much a slap in the face hiding behind "semi" kind words. Home girl should take a look at herself first, she's not a "beauty".

  6. kugar says – reply to this


    so what perez you want to censor speech again?!? She said what was on her mind and I agree w/ her statement that michele is a great lady but I do not think she's a great beauty.

  7. 7

    I'm not a big fan of Mrs. Obama either. She's fugly.

  8. 8

    Sometimes it's better to shut up.

  9. 9

    I'd never heard of this chick "Iman" so she must not be so "legendary", but judging by this picture, Mrs. Obama is a greater beauty than she is. This chick looks like a wet starved full of fleas street dog or like a junkie rat. And she looks old as well. So if she thinks Mrs. Obama is not a great beauty, she must have a really low concept of herself because Mrs. Obama is way prettier than she is. And of course way brighter. And looks younger.

  10. 10

    i don't know what she's talking about; michelle obama is gorgeous

  11. 11

    she's not a great beauty. that's just a fact. she's smart, and bright and knows how to carry herself, but that's it. I don't understand all the ass kissing with Obama and his family… it's politic not fucking hollywood… don't understand why people care so much about his wife or kids.

  12. 12

    I-man looks like a junkie drag queen, that's it. Mrs. Obama is much prettier than she is.

  13. 13

    Only liberals, I mean, progressives confuse politics for beauty. Iman isn't blind and we all know that Michelle "Big Foot the Gardener" is no raving beauty.

  14. 14

    Michelle Obama is not a supermodel, she is right and that her opinion, but the bitch is madd smart. Brains is always a plus

  15. Rynne says – reply to this


    Michelle Obama looks like the Predator with the body of Olive Oyl. She is not attractive. Nor is she a champion of human rights like Hillary Clinton. There is nothing special about Michelle Obama except that she is married to the president. Iman however is stunning, a humanitarian and brilliant.

  16. 16

    Did that really need to be said?
    I don't like Michelle Obama because she has god-given bone structure or gazelle thighs. I like her because she's hard-working and well-educated, not to mention eloquent and a little tough.
    Only someone as deep as Iman would think of reducing Michelle to her looks. Stupid twat.

  17. 29 says – reply to this


    Re: vvv000 – you think that because YOU have yet to hear of iman that she must not be legendary? do yourself favor and crawl back into that hole of yours and try not to give yourself so much credit in the future.

  18. 18

    Re: vvv000 – iman IS a legendary supermodel….one of the first african american supermodels and david bowie's wife. and hey, if the worst thing someone could say about you is that you're "not a great beauty", then fine? michelle's got much more going for her…i'm sure she doesn't even really care.

  19. 19

    hahahahah yessssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!

  20. 20

    Iman put her foot in her mouth on this one. It wasn't so long ago (or was it?) oh that's right, THE SEVENTIES when this bitch was told by every other fashion designer, up and down, that she was not the idea of beauty. Just goes to show, most Africans cannot stand people of African-American descent. When it comes down to it, most of them think we're lesser because we're not pure blood anyway - trust me, I know from some real up close and personal experience. So FUCK YOU Iman, you just lost my vote as one of the greatest beauties of our time - your inner ugliness is showing. I won't endorse you or your products with another red cent from my pocketbook. She may not be Helen of Troy, but I'd take her brains over your brawn ANY DAY.

  21. 21

    I'm with Iman on that one 100%

  22. 22

    Re: tallis – AMEN, Tallis!

  23. 23

    Michelle is not a great beauty. Duh! Does Iman thinks SHE'S a great beauty and she's gone DOWNHILL? lol. Sheesh, she should have just kept her twinkie shut.

  24. 24

    That isn't an insult. Michelle Obama has a beautiful personality and she is good looking for sure. But she is beautiful in a different way from the average model. I think this is what Iman was saying. You guys often criticize people for being superficial. So how about being more accepting of people like Iman who are trying to keep it real? If someone calls someone a f^ck3r, then that's an insult. But "not a great beauty" + a bunch of nice stuff about someone's personality is not an insult.

  25. 25

    I agree!

  26. 26

    what iman said WAS TRUE, AND EVERYONE KNOWS IT.
    that bitch looks like the ugly lady from planet of the apes!!!

  27. 27

    however, when you have purple lips, you dont age well either!!!

  28. 28

    Re: LuvDaLord
    Iman = Tranny

  29. 29

    Well Michelle might not be the prettiest woman ever, but Iman isn't either..she looks like a drag queen

  30. 30

    I think Iman is right. So what if it's a little backhanded? It's not insulting. And it's honest.

  31. k-lee says – reply to this


    Who among the first ladies is a great beauty anyway?

  32. 32

    Beauty is only skin deep, but fugly is to the bone.

  33. 33

    yeah thats interesting coming from a model who was not a great beauty to begin with anyway….what a dumb bitch i cant believe the great BOWIE married this dumb ass….its ok dave id rather u would have come out of the closet than marry this lame ass!!!

  34. 34

    Since when do YOU care about being kind to anybody? Iman was absolutely correct!

  35. Gigi7 says – reply to this


    I agree with Iman. Michelle is good looking but she's not a Halle Berry.

  36. 36

    Iman is not a great intellect. Oh, and being a good clothes hanger is not the same as being a great beauty either, for that matter….

  37. 37

    Well, you have to admit…Michellee Obama is beautiful on the inside but lets be serious now..
    She is NOT beautiful, her eyebrows are too deep, she looks cross-eyed, and her mouth and teeth slightly resemble a horse.

    Not trying to be mean, but Michelle Obama is not a beauty or even close to one.

  38. 38

    Iman Re: vvv000 – Iman is one of the most famous supermodels in the world, she is 53 now. And she is married to David Bowie.

  39. 39

    Emmanuel Lewis and Mickey Obama…seperated at birth.

  40. 40

    Mrs. David Bowie looks sensational. Black goddess!!!

  41. 41

    Wow, what a splendid body for a woman in her 50s. The great Iman is one of the most gorgeous black women in the world.

  42. 42

    She is not such a breath of fresh air her self.

  43. 43


  44. 44

    Michelle Obama is the most beautiful First lady ever. Bottom line! Michelle looks very much like Jane Fonda they both have the same features. Every time i looke at michelle i think of Jane. Now Imani is georgous thats no lie, she is the great beauty but so is Michelle. Michelle has Class, Grace, Elequence and has the greatest honor she is married to our President HOT Sexy Mr. President Obama. Damn i dream of being with him one night. Love my Barack Obama! That is why their two little girls are beautiful product of hot Barack and beautiful Michelle. :)

  45. 45

    OMG-Iman is speaking the truth-Michelle is NOT a great beauty-Iman is not saying that Michelle is ugly or needs a bag on her head. It is just alot of liberals can not take anything that they deem as 'bad' against their messiah and his virgin queen and their virgin offspring. Next-Oprah and Barbara Bush rip off Michelle Obama's commencement speech even though Oprah gave it a week before and BB gave it at the same exact time……but some will explain HOW they 'stole' MO's thoughts

  46. 46

    Translation: "Bitch is ugly but she has a good personality."


  47. 47

    Re: ariellee

    Um, Iman is African - Somali to be exact. She is not African-American. There's a difference.

  48. 48

    Just tellin it like it is Perez. A mud fence won't win any beauty contest but it shouldn't get any worse will it?

  49. 49

    Perez is obviously trying to stir things up with this one. I don't think she meant to insult Mrs Obama. English just isn't her first language, and she sure as hell just doesn't speak American, politicized, English. She was just recognizing Michelle Obama as a new type of female icon - one who's brilliance, not beauty, has made her a role model to women everywhere.

  50. 50

    What a miserable thing to say. I love David Bowie but I can't stand Iman. She thinks she looks better than she really does. Iman is a jealous, catty, shallow, insecure bitch and she's no beauty. She looks like a tranny. I met her once. She had on makeup that was too light for her. It made her face look grey and it didn't match her neck. She was smiling and being friendly to the other women that were with me but when I went up and spoke to her she got a look on her face like I was killin that hoe. LMAO :)

  51. 51

    i feel ignorant. until last week, i thought iman was a man who underwent surgery to become a woman. DON'T HATE, i truly, truly thought that.

  52. 52

    shes just mad her supermodeling days are up man looking ass.
    follow me on twitter @skyelighter

  53. 53

    i kinda agree with iman…michelle obama isn't the typical beauty (not physically). i think that her personality,intelligence and grace makes her beautiful and appealing.

  54. 54

    Well, Iman, with your silicone tits and husband who screws around you. That was pretty nasty and thoughtless. No one cares about you or your shit hair relaxer and makeup line.

    Michelle Obama actually has an EDUCATION!

  55. 55

    iman is only saying the true,,
    obana is not pretty

  56. 56

    I'm a huge Michelle Obama fan! However, Iman's comment is a Simon Cowell, truth hurts kinda comment hence pretty true =)

  57. 57

    Just like I'm sure there is a kinder way to say that you dislike Miss California's response to your question than calling her a bitch.

  58. 58

    Well.. she is right… Obama is not a pretty woman… She is big, she looks
    "black"… and that says everything !!

  59. 59

    um perez you definitley mislabled this: she IS a fan of michelle obama but she doesn't think she is gorgeous. so what?

  60. 60

    Iman is just not putting michelle obama on a pedestal to be sweet and perfect like the rest of the world is doing … even jackie kennedy onasis was not a raving beauty but the prestige that goes with being the first lady seems to project something that is not really there

  61. 61

    Re: etoile14

    I don't understand what looking "black" means, but maybe in you, in your infinite wisdom, can explain that to me. (Lord, why are people so ignorant and hurtful!)

  62. 62

    Iman is right

  63. 63

    Jealous broad is upset that the spotlight is not on her - She doesn't have much room to talk.

  64. 64

    Yay for Iman!! Finally the truth, Michelle Obama is a beast, quit trying to tell the world she isn't. We have EYES!!!! She's a beast and a pompous asshole, why don't you ever bring up the fact that she worked for a hospital who refused to treat the uninsured, this great humanitarian is a phony just like her douchebag husband!!!

  65. 65

    Mrs Obama is the prettiest first lady we've had for years. I bet the only one that would rival her is the oh so stylish Jackie O.

    p.s. Iman the world isnt really just a beauty contest, some people actually do something and make something of themselves without using their looks and their connections.

  66. 66

    Oh come on, regardless of your political affiliation or Obama worship, Michelle is not a beauty. Iman said nothing wrong.

  67. 67

    Like most MODELS.take away the gobs of makeup that is spray on like paint and MOST of them are ass UGLY including AMAN. Michele Obama has what AMAN clearly lacks. INNER Beauty,WHICH BY THE WAY IS A LOT BETTER THAN SPRAYED ON BEAUTY. AMAM is a OLD ASS WASHED UP TROLL LOOKING BITCH

  68. 68

    Re: juicyfruitplumx – Looks like Jane Fonda??!?! BAHAHAHA! You are definitely smoking something. Jane has finer features, Mrs. Obama is black, therefore has rougher, animal-like features, please don't compare the two. I don't see anything wrong with Iman's statement, Michelle really isn't a great beauty, let's face it. I am a liberal democrat and i voted for Obama, but that doesn't mean I'm going to turn blind and proclaim the first lady is gorgeous, because she isn't. Get over it!

  69. 69

    just a rude and unclassy comment, frankly.

  70. 70

    Iman bitch, does Michelle really need to be judged by her looks? Is she a supermodel?
    David… WHY??

  71. 71

    Re: malkovich – and that, malkovich, is why darwinism is so truly popular these days. hopefully, it'll catch up with you SOONER than later, ASSHOLE!

  72. 72

    Re: Plinkie9 – ditto, so chic. it's kinda of funny how looking black is such a sin, yet everyone lighter can't get to a tanning booth or spray tan fast enough to be as dark as possible for the summer….it's cricket during the summer, but shame on you in the winter, eh? what a douchebag!

  73. 73

    follow me on twitter@skyelighter

  74. 74

    wow! i used to respect iman, but what a catty comment to make about another black woman.

  75. 75

    Michelle is very nice looking in a regular person kind of way. Her lower body is very much the same as the average American woman, not of a great beauty or fashion model. She always looks very put together and crisp, which adds to her appeal. She does the best she can with what she's got. Iman was correct.

  76. 76

    Re: Rynne – You are correct! Hillary Clinton is a champion of human rights, unlike MO.
    Hillary had stood by us gays while the BO family used us for political expediency.

    Iman is correct in her assessment. Why the hell do people call MO pretty? YUCKY!

  77. 77

    A nice way of staying MO looks like a monkey with an underbite!

  78. 78

    I usually like ugly (I am, afterall, a Stonesfan!) But the press falls all over themselves to hand out compliments Mrs. Obama and I just don't get it. In fact, as a Stonesfan, I'll say that Mick Jagger in a dress is far prettier than Michelle! Yeah, Iman for telling it like it is.

  79. 79

    She speaks the truth. Look at Brooke Shields, jumped the shark. Look at Pam Anderson, jumped the shark. They are still ok but not beauties. Some women just get better with age, like Kate Winslet. Not a gorgeous girl, but a striking woman.

  80. 80

    **sing along**

    Michelle has a face , of a horse of course
    Her smile is the sorce of the horse of course

    **next verse**

  81. 81

    Iman–You're my hero! Except she could have added what up with her hairstyle? It's like a mile high.

  82. 82

    She dresses in clothing that looks like it came from KMART. She looks incredibly STUPID and unprofessional in her sleeveless dresses. Mrs. Hussein is certainly NOT a pretty woman. A homely negro yes, pretty no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I certainly hope her daughters do not grow up with daddy's Dumbo ears!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  83. 83

    Re: Hate Low Class People
    No one sounds more "low class" than you. Do you hate yourself?

  84. jingo says – reply to this


    Re: ariellee – Iman is NOT African American. She is an Ethiopian refugee who should thank GOD that she is able to freely express herself and eat a good meal while doing it now that she is American. She should thank GOD for brilliant Black men and women like Michelle Obama for fighting for equal rights here in America so that she didn't have to stay in Ethiopia getting her CLIT cut off since they like to practice genital mutilation there. O yeah, and she should shut the FUCK UP!

  85. 85

    Iman looks gorgeous!

  86. 86

    Iman is a goddess. The most beautiful First Lady ever? Jackie Kennedy, of course.

  87. m.j says – reply to this


    Thats not really a diss considering its true. I still love Michelle Obama though! But I'm starting to think people are getting the line of Hollywood and politics mixed up. Lately all people seem to talk about Michelle is her outfits and whatever. What about other 'important' things like her education??

  88. Moron says – reply to this


    That woman is one ugly classless bitch, regardless of the label she may be wearing. Can't wait for those 4 years to come to an end.

  89. 89

    Iman and Michelle are both beautiful in their own, individual ways. Iman was not calling her ugly, but rather unique and intelligent. Sometimes the big nosed or big eared models are the most renowned because they are most memorable.
    On another note, Michelle has a beautiful face but unfortunately a terribly vertical hairstyle. She looked great at the Correspondents' Dinner (with a flatter 'do) and I hope she sticks with it!!

  90. 90

    Why is she even talking about Michelle Obama in the first place… just cause she happens to be the president's wife? You never saw Heidi Klum commenting on Hilary Clinton's beauty or anything…
    Iman really does look like a man. Michelle's beauty outshines Iman's IMO.

  91. kukki says – reply to this


    WOW… is that suppose to be a compliment??

  92. 92

    And Iman, you are an old ass has-been who is married to a freak of nature!
    Michelle is a real life beauty inside and out! I will always defend our First Lady's honor!

  93. 93

    see the thing is, iman is right. mrs. obama is no great beauty, but she is attractive in her on sort of way. so for people to be making a big deal of a comment that has a bit of truth in it is just silly. people think mrs. obama is gorgeous because she is mrs. obama and the first black first lady, don't you think. she cute and all, but not beautiful

  94. 94

    She's not even an american! Have she seen the queen lately? Plus, her arse
    is old! But, Michelle has something she never will never have a smart head on her shoulders. Beauty is only skin deep! And, it's in the eye of the beholder!

  95. RUu says – reply to this


    THANK YOU IMAN for speaking the truth.

  96. 96

    Iman is not a very nice person. She spends too much time with David Bowie and they are jaded and bored and both of them are getting old. Iman must be fifty by now and is not looking great. David is so beyond civility by now that you never hear from him.
    They no longer speak like other human beings. It's all haiku with them so it useless to listen to them.

  97. 97

    So Michelle Obama was named in the Best Dressed List this year. The woman didn't know how to dress at all until some fancy stylist came along, so that's pretty pathetic. And there is no way anyone can tell me (liberal or republican) that she is a beauty because she's not. She looks like a cross between Sally Fields and a neanderthal. Not everybody has to be beautiful, so why deny it?

  98. 98

    I-man trannie can talk when she looks like just that, a man? Michelle Obama is better looking than this trannie.

  99. 99

    She's right…. everything she said is true…. and I love that dress!

  100. 100

    michelle has a very black ghetto-bitch look about her. buck toothed, a thick figure and hips as wide as a barn and nappy hair. she isnt pretty so i think iman 's comments were kind

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