Published: Sun, July 07, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

Melania Trump 'Smurfette' sculpture unveiled in Slovenian home town to mixed reviews

Melania Trump 'Smurfette' sculpture unveiled in Slovenian home town to mixed reviews

The First Lady, born Melanija Knaus, changed her name to Melania Knauss when she started modeling.

A picture taken on July 5, 2019 shows what conceptual artist Ales Zupevc claims is the first ever monument of Melania Trump, set in the fields near town of Sevnica, the First Lady's hometown.

Cculpture of USA first lady Melania Trump is officially unveiled in Rozno, near her hometown of Sevnica, Slovenia.

A life-sized wooden monument to first lady Melania Trump has been erected in her home town in Slovenia - but locals say the freakish effigy is an insult to the famous former neighbor, according to a new reports.

Downey said it's the first monument anywhere dedicated to the first lady and former model.

The statue is located on the outskirts of Sevnica, Trump's hometown, and carved out of a tree with a chainsaw.

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The final outcome became a wood characterize of Mrs Trump dressed in a blue coat outdoors the metropolis of Sevnica with a membership-fancy hand gesturing in direction of the sky. "I can understand that people think they do not come very close to their physical appearance", Downey told AFP.

Look at how high she climbed to the top, just like real Melania, who rose to the top of America. The idea came to Brad Downey, an artist from Kentucky now based in Berlin according to his Instagram account, who commissioned Sevnica local and "amateur chainsaw sculptor" Ales "Maxi" Zupevc to carve it, according to AFP.

The town welcomed the opportunity to cater to the tourists, reportedly offering a series of Melania Trump-branded food and other items.

He said conversations with Maxi had enabled him to see Melania's ancestral region through local eyes. "It's a Smurfette. It's a disgrace", one resident fumed to ITV.

"You know what makes her resemble Melania?"

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