Vintage magazine cover of go-go boot-clad Melania kissing firefighter has Internet aflame

Melania got groovy on the streets of New York City.

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A post-9/11 magazine cover featuring our lovely First Lady Melania Trump has just been uncovered nearly two decades later and it has the Internet aflame.

The cover is from “New York” magazine back in February 2002, when Melania’s last name was still Knauss and she was only dating now-President Donald Trump.

Melania looks so beautiful with her chic white jacket and tall black go-go boots, and it’s amazing to think that two decades later she would be our first lady!

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A racy “New York” magazine cover showing Melania Trump smooching a Big Apple firefighter in the wake of 9/11 has been unearthed nearly two decades later.

At the time of the photo shoot in 2002 — meant to be reminiscent of the iconic V-J Day smooch between a sailor and a nurse in 1945 — [Mrs.] Trump was a little-known model named Melania Knauss who had been hired to pose on the cover of the publication’s Valentine’s Day “Singles” issue, according to New York.

Knauss — who at the time was dating Donald Trump, then known as a Big Apple property developer — was selected to star on the cover paying homage to New York’s first responders, who had become “rock stars” in the wake of the devastating 9/11 attacks months earlier.

“Recently, the journalist Matt Haber learned (via this Flickr post) something that we at New York had forgotten: The female model we’d hired was a pretty young Slovenian named Melania Knauss, who had been dating a New York real-estate developer on and off for several years, and married him a couple of years after that,” the new New York report describes. [New York Post]

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I’m sure the Left will find some way to criticize this cover photo of Melania.

It’s ironic that a party that is such a huge proponent of empowering women, will tear down Melania for any little thing she does.

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