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The First Lady Beauty Contest—It’s Alive And Documented!

Watch out Internets! The First Lady of France, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, has just arrived at the party, and man, has she got a few things to say! Just yesterday, Bruni-Sarkozy made her first foray into the online world—and promptly crashed her own site with all the juicy nuggets of inner thoughts and general self-promotion. (Could you image MObama pulling this sort of thing? Barry and the White House press crew would not be happy.) Anyway, as the Daily Mail reports, the French First Lady mostly focuses on what she calls a “beauty contest” between Michelle, Princess Letizia of Spain, and herself—with each woman vying for sartorial and hair/makeup supremacy. Yes, she actually came out with it. And in those terms. What else did she blab about? A few inside-voice observations unleashed, after the jump.
While referring to Mrs. O and Princess Letizia as her chief rivals in the beauty stakes, the site (it’s all in third person, you see) recalls a visit to Madrid in April, “which was once more an opportunity to compare the styles of First Ladies…As with Michelle Obama, it is a beauty contest between Princess Letizia, a former star journalist, and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, ex-top model. From their Louboutin shoes to their Azzedine Alaïa dresses, the essentials are all there.” And referring to a head-to-head between herself and Michelle in northern France a couple of months later, the site reads: “On June 6, 2009, the two First Ladies met again for the celebration of the 65th anniversary of the Normandy landings, both dressed in white.” Seriously?! But thankfully, there are sections on her “discreetly mannered” foundation to balance out all of the beauty contest talk (not to mention the scads of glossy photos picturing her perfectly turned out in whatever YSL outfit she threw on that day). [Carla Bruni-Sarkozy]

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