Melania Trump has gotten the statue treatment in the Slovenian town of Sevnica, where she grew up.
Artist Brad Downey commissioned local chainsaw sculptor Ales Zupevc to carve the life-sized statue out of a tree trunk. According to CNN, the sculpture will feature in his documentary, which will be presented at his exhibition in Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana.
The figure, which sees the First Lady in a blue outfit with her left hand raised to the sky, has garnered mixed opinions among residents.
Locals comment that the scarecrow-like statue looks nothing like her, with some branding it as “a disgrace” and alike a “Smurfette.”
However, a senior resident by the name of Katarina thought it was a “good idea” to commemorate FLOTUS as a “Slovenian hero” who made it to the top in the United States.
— Amy Schneider🤡💜🎬✡️🐒🧚🏻♀️ (@AmyES52) July 5, 2019
The internet IS trying to kill me. I howled. 🤣⚰️👀
Statue of Melania Trump unveiled in Slovenia.
I. CAN'T. pic.twitter.com/GqlveeluK5
— Le Gateau Chocolat (@LeGateauChoc) July 6, 2019
My lungs have failed me seeing the new statue of Melania Trump 😭 pic.twitter.com/qVvPFkn6oB
— Shan 🌺 (@ShannonDesilva3) July 6, 2019
This Melania Trump statue has a familiar face. pic.twitter.com/7kdvjI9BNO
— Ian Caveney (@IanCaveney) July 6, 2019
Critics hail new Melania Trump statue in Slovenia as it joins other such classics. pic.twitter.com/h5eVnNRqJc
— Rizwanul Haq (@DrRizwanulHaq) July 6, 2019
In Melania Trump’s hometown someone carved a wooden statue of… well, not her 🤷🏼♀️🚂 pic.twitter.com/hJi6umcJVW
— Luka Fric (@LukaFric) July 6, 2019