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If Tyra Is Michelle Obama, Then…

August 6th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen


In the current issue of Harper’s Bazaar, there’s a full fashion editorial featuring Tyra Banks as Michelle Obama. You know, because they have so much in common. Like, they’re black. They’re both on TV a lot. And they’re both…um…let’s see…Michelle went to Princeton and Harvard Law School, while Tyra went to…Columbus University in the movie Higher Learning…and…uh…

Anyway, the preposterousness aside of, say, Tyra in a Harvard sweatshirt reading in bed while holding a pencil to her chin, arrested by her own profound thoughts, the concept is pretty clever, don’t you think? Let’s take a look at other powerful female political figures and their model doppelgangers:

1. Cindy McCain/Helmut Newton Icon Nadja Auermann


Common traits: Blond, icy-looking, vaguely dominatrix-y

2. Condoleezza Rice/18 Year-Old Rising Star Chanel Iman

Common traits: Chanel is one-quarter Korean and blowing up in the biz, while Condi makes it her business to keep North Korea from blowing up the world; unusual first names that begin with “C”

3. Ruth Bader Ginsburg/Indie Darling Irina Lazareanu

Common traits: Lazareanu makes a living because of her bangs, Ginsburg bangs a gavel for a living

4. Nancy Pelosi/Last of the Supers Christy Turlington

Common traits: High cheekbones, dazzling white smiles, being the best in the business (and, frankly, knowing it)

5. Hillary Clinton/Jessica “Marc Jacobs Named a Bag after Me” Stam

Common traits: Being a bit dough-faced, sad-eyed, and like yesterday’s news

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