The first ladies of all countries might seem as if all they do is hold dinners, attend high-profile political events, stand with their husbands through every decision that they make and just look pretty. The truth is that depending on the countries they come from, first ladies can have a lot of work to do, most of which goes unnoticed. However, everyone understands that it is the responsibility of the first lady to make sure that her husband remains sane despite what is happening in the country, and she has to make sure that he looks great wherever he goes.
One thing we can all agree is that all first ladies look beautiful every time we see them, whether they are running in a marathon, attending a social function, or when they are out with their children and family having fun. It is like it’s their duty to always look beautiful, because they are all public figures, and everything they do will be scrutinized. It is true that the first ladies have access to the best resources that the country has to offer whenever they need to buy some jewellery or have their hair done, but it is important to realize that most of these women are natural beauties.
Here is a list of some of the hottest first ladies in the world, women who look so good they can make most men desire to become the president, even just for a day. Do you think there is a first lady missing in this list?
10. Dominique Ouattara (Ivory Coast)
Dominique Ouattara is the first lady of Ivory Coast and is definitely one of the most beautiful first ladies not just in Africa, but in the whole world. This beauty was born in Constantine, in French Algeria in 1953, but she later moved with her family to Ivory Coast in 1975. Dominique was married to the late Jean Folloroux, who died in 1984, and then later married Alassane Ouattara in 1991, the then Deputy Governor of BCEAO, who is currently the president of Ivory Coast. Dominique is a Christian, despite being married to a Muslim. She was a businesswoman specializing in real-estate, and was the owner and CEO of many businesses, posts that she has since let go after her husband’s appointment to office. This beautiful first lady was appointed as the head of the National Oversight Committee of Actions Against Child Trafficking, Exploitation and Labor in 2012, and continues to be a very important figure in the success of the Ivory Coast government.
9. Queen Jetsun Pema (Bhutan)
Queen Jetsun Pema is the first lady of Bhutan, and she is the cutest you will find the world over. Born on June 4, 1990, she is the youngest first lady on the list, and is definitely one of the most beautiful women in the world. Locally referred to as the Dragon Queen, Jetsun Pema is the wife of Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the king of Bhutan. Jetsun Pema enrolled at the Regent’s College in London for her tertiary education, where she majored on International Relations and Psychology, and minored on Art and History. When Queen Jetsun is not too busy undertaking her first lady duties, she loves to support and even take part in anything to do with fine arts, painting, and basketball.
8. Princess Lalla Salma (Morocco)
Princess Lalla Salma is the wife of King Mohammed VI, the current and the only ruler in Morocco to receive public acknowledgement of his royal title. This extremely beautiful first lady was born in Fez, Morocco, on May 10, 1978, in an upper-middle class family where her father was a school teacher. Princess Lalla became an orphan at only three years old in 1981 when her parents died; she went to be raised by her grandmother who was living in Rabat at the time. Princess Lalla studied and became an engineer, a profession in which she worked for a short while as an information service engineer in Morocco’s largest private holding company before getting married. Princess Lalla Salma is passionate about health matters, and she has represented her husband and her country on many foreign visits.
7. Sylvia Bongo Ondimba (Gabon)
Sylvia Bongo Ondimba is an extremely beautiful woman, who is currently the first lady of Gabon. Sylvia was born in Paris, France on March 11, 1965, but when she was just a few months old her parents were transferred and sent to work in Douala, Cameroon where she spent most of her early years before moving to Tunisia. After many years in Tunisia, her family moved to Gabon in 1974, the country in which Sylvia would receive her academic and Christian education, at the Libreville Immaculate Conception Institution, and where her mother was to become her future husband’s secretary. Sylvia married Ali Bongo Ondimba in 1989, and she became the first lady in 2009 when her husband was elected president of Gabon.
6. Queen Letizia (Spain)
Queen Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano is the current first lady of Spain because she is married to King Felipe VI, the man who ascended to power on June 19, 2014, to become the new King. Letizia was born in Oviedo, Spain, on September 15, 1972, in a middle-class family where her father was a journalist and her mother was a registered nurse. Letizia graduated from the University of Madrid with a Bachelor’s degree and a Licentiate’s degree in Journalism, as well as from the Institute for Studies in Audiovisual Journalism with a Master’s degree in Audiovisual Journalism. Before her marriage to Felipe, Letizia was a renowned news anchor and journalist, with her striking beauty on screen making her a favourite of most audiences.
5. Michelle Obama (United States)
Without a doubt, Michelle Obama is one of the most powerful women in the world today, owing to the fact that she is married to one of the most powerful men on the planet; Barack Obama – President of the United States. Michelle Obama is the first African-American first lady of the United States and is one of the biggest role models for women the whole world over. Michelle Obama is a very beautiful woman, and she has great taste in the clothes she wears, the makeup she puts on, her jewellery, and even how she styles her hair. Michelle Obama was born in Chicago on January 17, 1964, and in addition to being a first lady she is a lawyer and a writer. Michelle is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, making her a very beautiful woman with a great brain.
4. Angelica Rivera (Mexico)
The exceptionally beautiful Angelica Riviera is the current first lady of Mexico, owing to the fact that her husband Enrique Peña Nieto is the President of Mexico. Just to prove how beautiful and talented Angelica is, she is a model, an actress, and her beautiful voice qualifies her to be one of the best Mexican singers in the country. Angelica was born in Mexico City on August 2, 1969, and she grew up to become one of the most popular and loved actresses in the country. Angelica was once married to Jose Alberto Castro, a producer with whom she has three children, but they divorced in 2008 and she got married to the then governor of the State of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto in 2010. Since 2012, when her husband became president, Angelica Riviera has since served Mexico as her very beautiful first lady.
3. Asma al-Assad (Syria)
Asma Al-Assad is the current first lady of Syria, and despite all the controversy surrounding her and the problems that the ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) is causing in Syria and surrounding countries, there is no denying that Asma is truly hot. Born to Syrian parents on August 11, 1975, Asma spent most of her childhood years and education in the United Kingdom, where she attended and graduated from King’s college in London with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer science and a diploma in French literature. Asma worked in international investment banking before getting married to the current Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad in 2000. Asma Al-Assad is both beauty and brains and is without a doubt one of the hottest first ladies in the world today.
2. Mehriban Aliyeva (Azerbaijan)
Mehriban Aliyeva is a very beautiful woman, the wife of Ilham Aliyev, the current president of Azerbaijan. Mehriban was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, on August 26, 1964, to the most powerful family in the whole country, owing to the influence that her family has had in the country over the years. Mehriban was great in school, deciding to go back to school after her marriage to Ilham Aliyev in 1981, to later on graduate as a from Azerbaijan Medical University and then the Sechenov Moscow Music Academy. After her studies, she worked briefly as an eye doctor and physician and is now serving as the country’s first lady. Mehriban is a very powerful woman, and her beauty complements her role.
1. Queen Rania (Jordan)
Queen Rania Al-Abdullah is a perfect description of what a beautiful woman looks like, and she happens to be the first lady of Jordan. Born in Kuwait on August 31, 1970, the then Rania Al-Yassin was brought up and educated by her parents Faisal Sedki al-Yassin and Ilham Yassin, to the level of graduating from the American University in Cairo with a degree in Business Administration. Rania worked for Citibank and then for Apple Inc. in Amman before she got married to the then Prince Abdullah bin Al-Hussein, who is the current King of Jordan. Queen Rania is so beautiful that in 2011, Harpers and Queen Magazine ranked her as the most beautiful first lady in the world, a title that she could hold undisputedly today. Queen Rania is well known for her advocacy work when it comes to matters related to health, education, youth, community empowerment, microfinance, and cross-cultural dialogue.