Jill Biden Gets 'Vogue' Cover After Melania Trump Was Snubbed by Magazine

Jill Biden graces the cover of the August issue of Vogue. The first lady's profile by the prestigious fashion magazine comes after her predecessor Melania Trump was famously snubbed by the publication.

The last first lady to appear on the cover of Vogue was Michelle Obama with the magazine bypassing the Trump administration altogether.

Jill Biden was shot by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz for the spread, which shows the 70-year-old on the south lawn of the White House in a navy Oscar De Le Renta dress.

This is an honor not bestowed on Melania Trump who was recording expressing her anger at not being invited for a cover, unlike many first ladies before her.

"Vogue said like, oh, we want to do a profile. Profile? F*** you, profile. I don't need no profile. Yeah, what I need another profile?" Melania Trump was recorded saying in 2018. "It might be a cover. I'm like, might be a cover? I don't give a f*** about Vogue and any magazine."

The audio was secretly taped in 2018 by Melania's former friend and aide Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who went on to write the book Melania & Me.

"You're not the September cover?" Wolkoff asked Trump in the recording.

"Are you kidding me? No way," Trump answered.

"Could you imagine if you were? That would have been—" Wolkoff said.

"No way. Yeah, but they would never do it," Trump said.

Melania Trump and Jill Biden
Melania Trump arrives to a joint session of the U.S. Congress with U.S. President Donald Trump on February 28, 2017 in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. And Jill Biden's Vogue cover. Getty/Vogue

Vogue editor Anna Wintour has never directly addressed Trump's snub but she did speak about the magazine's stance on politics and how they are not impartial when it comes to who they decide to feature from politics.

"Obviously these are women that we feel are icons and inspiring to women from a global perspective," Wintour told CNN in 2019, referring to Michelle Obama, Jacinda Ardern and Hillary Clinton.

"I also feel even more strongly now that this is a time to try and—I think that one has to be fair, one has to look at all sides—but I don't think it's a moment not to take a stand," the editor added. "I think you can't be everything to everybody."

Melania's then-spokesperson Stephanie Grisham responded with a biting statement aimed at Wintour.

"To be on the cover of Vogue doesn't define Mrs. Trump, she's been there, done that long before she was first lady," Grisham said. "Her role as first lady of the United States and all that she does is much more important than some superficial photoshoot and cover," she added.

"This just further demonstrates how biased the fashion magazine industry is, and shows how insecure and small-minded Anna Wintour really is."