'Fake Melania': White House insider confirms rumours

Kristine Tarbert
·Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

Claims of a Melania Trump body double have been around for many years now and according to a White House insider, the rumours are true.

Anthony Scaramucci, former White House Communications Director, appeared on Monday night’s episode of Have You Been Paying Attention? and among other revelations about the Trump administration, seemed to confirm the First Lady does indeed have a body double.

US First Lady Melania Trump arrives at Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport  in Avoca, Pennsylvania, on October 31, 2020, for a campaign rally. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
Apparently Melania does in fact have a body double. Photo: Getty

Anthony had been invited onto the show as a ‘Guest Quiz Master’, but he was quizzed by the panel first about all things Donald Trump, the impending US Presidential election, and of course, whether or not there is a ‘fake’ Melania.

Kiwi comedian Cal Wilson asked the question: “Is there any truth to the rumour that Melania has body doubles, or that there is more than one Melania?”

Not only did Anthony appear to confirm as much, but he also suggested who it might actually be.

“You know Michael Cohen, the President’s lawyer, insists that there is a body double and insists that actually her sister sometimes replaces her on the campaign trail,” he told viewers.

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Anthony Scaramucci confirms Melania's sister sometimes steps in. Photo: Channel 10

“Usually when you see somebody more affectionate with Mr Trump,” he added, much to the amusement of the panel.

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“Let me put it to you this way, when he loses on Tuesday, I’m going to be a happy camper, but nobody is going to be happier than Melania.”

Photo reignites viral Melania Trump rumour

Last week, an image of the First Lady and the President boarding Marine One on Oct 22 reignited the rumours of a body double.

It went viral on Twitter, with thousands of users claiming pictured was actually “the fake Melania”.

She wore large black glasses while grinning and showing what numerous people claimed was more teeth than usual.

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This photo sparked more 'fake Melania' rumours. Photo: Twitter

“Good luck finding any photos of Melania smiling like that,” one person wrote.

“The only thing I'll miss from this administration is them swapping in new Melanias and just pretending we won't notice like a 4-year-old with a guppy,” another wrote.

Back in 2019, the hashtag #FakeMelania started trending when she and husband Donald Trump visited an area in Alabama devastated by a tornado.

The whole conspiracy theory started back in 2017 and hasn’t gone away since.

TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump and US first lady Melania Trump leave after speaking during a Make America Great Again rally in Raymond James Stadium's parking lot October 29, 2020, in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
The President and First Lady have been on the campaign trail. Photo: Getty

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