First Ladies of Various Countries, Chinese Netizen Reactions

China's President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan.

The following photo feature attracted an astronomical >61m views from Chinese netizens within the first three days of being published on popular Chinese web portal NetEase, possibly influenced by recent interest in China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan, the wife of Xi Jinping. Even now, after a week, it remains the number 1 ranked photo feature on the website with over 86m views…

On NetEase:

“First Ladies” of Various World Countries Fashion Show

Nowadays, first ladies are often active on the international diplomatic stage, playing roles that males cannot perform, becoming the most beautiful scenery on the diplomatic stage.

United Kingdom's David and Samantha Cameron.

The United Kingdom’s first lady Samantha Cameron.

Russia's Svetlana Medvedeva with children.

2011 December 25, Russia’s Moscow, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev‘s wife Svetlana Medvedeva appearing at a Kremlin organized New Year’s Celebration.

Russia's dmitry Medvedev and Svetlana Medvedeva

Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s wife Svetlana Medvedeva.

First Ladies America's Laura Bush and Russia's Lyudmila Putina.

2007, former United States President George W. Bush’s wife Laura and Vladimir Putin‘s wife Lyudmila Putina.

George W. and Laura Bush.

Former American President George Bush and wife Laura.

Hillary and Bill Clinton.

Former American President Bill Clinton and wife Hillary.

Michelle and Barack Obama.

American President Barack Obama and wife Michelle.

Jordan's Rania Al-Abdullah and USA's Michelle Obama.

American First Lady Michelle Obama and Jordan’s First Lady Rania Al Abdullah.

Syria's Bashar al-Assad and wife Asma.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and wife Asma.

India's Manmohan Singh and South Africa's Jacob Zuma with wives.

March 26th local time, Durban, prior to the BRICS Summit Meeting Opening Ceremony, Jacob Zuma and fifth wife Thobeka Madiba in a group photo with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and wife.

South African President Jacob Zuma and sixth wife Bong Ngema with China's Peng Liyuan.

March 26th local time, Pretoria, Jacob Zuma and sixth wife Bong Ngema hosting a lunch banquet for Xi Jinping.

Wife of Germany's Christian Wulff.

Former German President Christian Wulff’s wife.

North Korea's Kim Jong-un and Ri Sol-ju.

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un and wife Ri Sol-ju.

North Korea's Kim Jong-un and Ri Sol-ju.

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un and wife Ri Sol-ju.

South Korea's Lee Myung-bak and Kim-Yoon-ok.

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and wife Kim Yoon-ok.

Japan's Abe Shinzo and Abe Akie.

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō and wife Abe Akie.

Japans First Lady Abe Akie.

Japan’s First Lady Abe Akie.

Japan's Hatoyama.

Former Japanese Prime Minister Hatoyama Yukio and wife Hatoyama Miyuki.

France's Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni.

France’s former President Nicolas Sarkozy and wife Carla Bruni.

France's First Lady Carla Bruni.

Former French First Lady Carla Bruni.

France's First Lady Carla Bruni.

Former French First Lady Carla Bruni.

Canada's First Lady Laureen Harper.

2009 July 8, day of the G8 Summit Meeting held in Italy’s L’Aquila, where various countries’ leaders and their wives appeared in Rome. Photo is of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s wife Laureen.

UK's First Lady Sarah Brown.

2009 July 8, day of the G8 Summit Meeting held in Italy’s L’Aquila, where various countries’ leaders and their wives appeared in Rome. Photo is of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s wife Sarah.

Japan's First Lady Aso Chikako.

2009 July 8, day of the G8 Summit Meeting held in Italy’s L’Aquila, where various countries’ leaders and their wives appeared in Rome. Photo is of Japanese Prime Minister Asō Tarō’s wife Chikako.

Sweden's First Lady Fillipa Reinfeldt.

2009 July 8, day of the G8 Summit Meeting held in Italy’s L’Aquila, where various countries’ leaders and their wives appeared in Rome. Photo is of Swedish Prime Minister’s wife Filippa Reinfeldt.

South Africa's First Lady Nompumelelo Ntuli.

2009 July 8, day of the G8 Summit Meeting held in Italy’s L’Aquila, where various countries’ leaders and their wives appeared in Rome. Photo is of South African President Jacob Zuma’s wife Nompumelelo Ntuli.

European Union Commissioner's wife.

2009 July 8, day of the G8 Summit Meeting held in Italy’s L’Aquila, where various countries’ leaders and their wives appeared in Rome. Photo is of European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso’s (former Portuguese Prime Minister) wife Maria Margarita.

Mexico's First Lady Margarita Zavala.

2009 July 8, day of the G8 Summit Meeting held in Italy’s L’Aquila, where various countries’ leaders and their wives appeared in Rome. Photo is of Mexican First Lady Margarita Zavala (middle).

South Korea's Kim Yoon-ok and Indonesia's First Lady.

2012 March 27, South Korea’s Seoul, Lee Myung-bak‘s wife Kim Yoon-ok (left) and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono‘s wife.

South Korea's Kim Yoon-ok and Chile's First Lady.

2012 March 27, South Korea’s Seoul, Chilean President Sebastián Piñera’s wife.

South Korea's Kim Yoon-ok and Turkey's First Lady.

2012 March 27, South Korea’s Seoul, Lee Myung-bak’s wife Kim Yoon-ok (left) and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s wife.

Ban Ki-moon's wife.

2012 March 27, South Korea’s Seoul, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s wife attends South Korea’s First Lady dinner.

Nigeria's First Lady.

2012 March 27, South Korea’s Seoul, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s wife attends South Korea’s First Lady dinner.

South Korea's Kim Yoon-ok and South Africa's First Lady

2012 March 27, South Korea’s Seoul, Lee Myung-bak’s wife Kim Yoon-ok (left) and South African President Jacob Zuma’s wife.

South Korea's Kim Yoon-ok and India's First Lady.

2012 March 27, South Korea’s Seoul, Lee Myung-bak’s wife Kim Yoon-ok (right) and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s wife.

South Korea's Kim Yoon-ok and Gabon's First Lady.

2012 March 27, South Korea’s Seoul, Lee Myung-bak’s wife Kim Yoon-ok (left) and Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba’s wife.

A group photo of various countries' First Ladies in Seoul, South Korea.

2012 March 27, South Korea’s Seoul, the wives of various countries’ leaders attending the summit meeting at the Blue House.

Comments on NetEase:

黃石精神文明办胡主任 [网易湖北省黄石市手机网友]:

Know what China has progressed in the fastest and has regressed in the most? After serious though, it’s not difficult to figure out: Anything that can be seen on the outside [the superficial] has progressed the fastest, such as roads, skyscrapers, lighting; Anything that you can’t see, has socially regressed the most, such as culture, faith/convictions, morality. When foreigners first arrive in China, they often gasp in admiration, but the longer they live here, the more negative comments they have. For a 5000 year old country to still rely on lies to move forward, it must be said this is a tragedy.

sizechoi [网易山东省青岛市网友]: (responding to above)

China’s intensely proud 5000 years of civilization, completely lost, what you said is very true.

月君 [网易江苏省连云港市手机网友]:

A few days ago there was a poll online. In the end, it was United States former President Bush’s wife Laura who took the top spot. Pretty. Graceful.

打到美狗伪民主 [网易山东省青岛市网友]: (responding to above)

You’re not dead yet?

蔚蓝中华 [网易辽宁省鞍山市网友]: (also responding to 月君)

Everyone’s appreciation of beautiful and ugly is different, but stiff and awkward movements, being rigid is an indisputable fact.

君子不珰 [网易山西省太原市网友]:

Ri Sol-ju is young, pretty, fitting, easy-mannered, and must have many fans in North Korea who worship, emulate, and flatter her.

网易天津市网友 网易天津市网友:

You have to admit,
Fatty Kim III’s Ri Sol-ju is still the youngest and prettiest.

铲平民煮 [网易广西南宁市网友]:

The women of capitalist countries are still more presentable.

黄易华东渠道总监郭兴华 [网易吉林省长春市网友]: (responding to above)

At a foreign heads-of-state gathering, the wives were chatting to a side, and in the flock of birds, was a middle-aged man feeling extremely awkward, who felt if he didn’t say something it would be inappropriate yet also had nothing in common when he did say something. A 250 reporter inquisitively asked: “Excuse me, which country’s head of state are you? Did you stand in the wrong place? These are all first ladies.” The middle-aged man very helplessly said: “Sigh, I am a leader’s family relative. My wife is Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo!”

阿馕死给 [网易新疆喀什市手机网友]:

The Syrian First Lady is pretty!

网易河南省郑州市网友: (responding to above)

But her husband Assad, looks like a grass mud horse, ninth picture.

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  • the other guy

    Sofa with the First Lady… :)

    • the other guy

      Finally sofa, after two years of CS…. The grass IS greener on the other side :P!

  • Dogdish

    Once again Chinasmack is raising the bar on quality news stories.

  • Rick in China

    It’s a little surprising that out of these powerful and important people, most of their wives are mediocre looking at best.

    It makes one wonder – is it perhaps their wife out of function…perhaps these people partially (mostly) got into their powerful positions through their wive’s relations? I’d not be surprised at all. Except for buddy with “with 6th wife”….

    • Irvin

      Most rich or powerful people don’t marry for looks (the dumb ones like donald trump does), they marry to extend their power or increase their wealth. They can always get a mistress or prostitute later to satisfy their physical needs.

      A lot also marry for love, and love transcends the superficial hence the proverbial phrase “love is blind”.

      • Rick in China

        “A lot also marry for love”

        Ha.

      • Bugs Bunny

        love is just a joke for most people.
        love is a very short and fake thing,looking for self value is more important.

        • Panda Banana

          sounds like someone disappointed and lonely :-) ?….used, abused, and ended up in a trash can? you will get over it one day and find again someone who will dump you, don’t worry…

          • Bugs Bunny

            ha, who sounds lonely as you? an old divorced loser go to whores often,be careful,you can die early but do not die early for adis,we do not need another human trash to posion our earth any more.
            no worry@ i am carrying my little baby now…

          • Panda Banana

            eattot, thats my girl right here, damn, i miss your old avatar with the mask….i also missed your foul dirty language, can’t help myself but it kinda gives me a hard one each time.

            BTW, i am not old at all, divorced? yes, more then once! looser? no!

            you are pregnant? i hope you don’t play with the idea to call me on the plan regarding responsibility and shit, cause the father could be anyone including your own, or some old ass korean or japans dude. Stope hating yourself so much baby, life is good, get your shit together, and after the baby popped out, come back to your panda for one more banana…

          • Bugs Bunny

            fuck with yourself, sob.
            ugly bald donkey!

  • the other guy

    “Know what China has progressed in the fastest and has regressed in
    the most? After serious though, it’s not difficult to figure out:
    Anything that can be seen on the outside [the superficial] has
    progressed the fastest, such as roads, skyscrapers, lighting; Anything
    that you can’t see, has socially regressed the most, such as culture,
    faith/convictions, morality. When foreigners first arrive in China, they
    often gasp in admiration, but the longer they live here, the more
    negative comments they have. For a 5000 year old country to still rely
    on lies to move forward, it must be said this is a tragedy.”

    I was surprised to read this comment and again, please let it be know that I do not think of my self as your typical China-bashing-double-standard-laowai, but this comment did hit a spot!

    • Rainer

      –“When foreigners first arrive in China, they often gasp in admiration, but the longer they live here, the more negative comments they have”?

      Actually it’s the same for some ignorant Chinese who admire West as great only by first look, even at a picture. They didnt know the “superficial” things in West are mostly built on heavy debt and “anything that you can’t see such as moral” there are no better at all, since all bad things in China just exist in West as well.

      • BiggJ

        Are you saying you would rather live in china then a western country? Not the US but say Switzerland or Canada? I’m not bashing china here or anything but there is a reason why most educated people want to leave. Air pollution is enough to make anyway want to leave in fear of there life. I would rather live in debt ridden place with clean air and then I place where I have a high probability of getting lung cancer.

        • the ace of books

          Naw, man, I think he means there’s a golden shine ot things anytime you go to a new place, and that shine wears off one you get to realize that it is, in fact, a normal place full of human beings, who all have their own problems. Maybe you didn’t see those problems when you first came in, but the more you integrate, the better you see them, and thus the more you complain.

        • DavidisDawei

          Water quality as well…
          Just because you are not getting diarreah doesn’t mean it is safe to drink – how healthy is the bottled water in China (has it been tested and certified)?
          Big advantage when you are able to turn on the faucet and enjoy clean and safe drinking water.

      • Justice

        You are wrong here. Chinese are the most uncivilized people on earth. Have you ever wondered why every college graduate wants to work in a foreign company? Chinese point at foreigners even if the foreigners are looking them in the face. When they see a foreigner, it seems like they only remember the bad things about foreigners. They only speak the shit when you can even hear them loud and clear.

        There are bad things in all countries but it’s only in China people put all their attention on foreigners when they see one. Gossiping.

    • China guy

      It is sad. China during its ancient and medieval times had the most proper and courteous people. There were etiquette’s on just about everything, from how a host should treat their guests, to how to great elders, to even drinking alcohol. It was expected for people to be stoic and proper. Now, people just spit in the streets, jaywalk, cut in line, cheat, bribe etc. This is because of the sudden transition from hardcore communism years of the 50s and 60s to the hardcore capitalism seen today, with all the turbulent events in between like the Cultural Revolution. In a way, you cannot blame these people, they don’t know any better. It is really a double standard to see laowai’s here bashing China. If they think they are better, they should at least act like they are.

      • Kai

        That’s not true. Certain upper-classes and nobility in those eras may have been what we would still consider “proper and courteous” with their observance of certain etiquette but they were the tiny minority. The vast majority of Chinese people were hardly like that. They were farmers and peasants with all the same crude behaviors and habits you’d expect of people of such socio-economic status. The general historical trend in China and everywhere else is that people adopt the trappings and behaviors of “higher classes” as they acquire wealth.

        What the Communist Revolution did was just elevate the rural peasant as the ideological ideal of how people should be, in juxtaposition to the “corrupt” moneyed landowners and urban businessmen who were cast as those who subjugated the “noble” working class. China’s re-embrace of capitalism for the most part simply reintroduced the same sociological ills found in other capitalist consumerist societies.

        Spitting in streets and jaywalking has nothing to do with communism or capitalism. Cheating and bribery can be found in either.

        You’re right that, in a way, you really can’t blame these people for how they are. Its all “moral luck”. It’s not like they chose to be born in the country, time period, or circumstances they were born into and shaped by.

        • the ace of books

          So, we’re basically on the same track here, but I’d add a couple things:

          I’d say the elevation of the rural peasant happened, sure, but in an idealised fashion – the class of rural peasant, but without the actual daily behaviors, manners, and educations thereof. Essentially, the worker class was made the ideal, yes, but not as workers-as-they-really were – rather, as Heros. And heros, as we all know, do not hawk loogies on the street.

          So I’d say that the etiquette was rearranged: people were expected to be worker-Heros, ie, noble, hardworking, all for the State – and a set of etiquettes came with that that still delineated officials from everyone else.

          So basically this is a tangent about etiquette, but I don’t care because I think it’s interesting. :D

          By the way: finally replied to your email. Sorry about the long delay – I’ve had a whole lot going on. Details in Gmail.

          • Kai

            Yes, I agree, what was elevated was the idea of the simple honest guy who made a living through his own labors and not through, well, “capital”. The Communists weren’t elevating bad or uncouth habits.

            Already replied to your email. It was an American Pie moment.

      • the ace of books

        “China during its ancient and medieval times had the most proper and courteous people.”

        Owch, ooh, your romantic heart!

        This is, of course, a vast and all-consuming generalization that takes into account only the expected social mores and not the ones actually enacted. You can’t say anyone’s greater than anyone else during X period in history because, really, human being are human beings, and ever since the beginning of civilization, human social structures have been filled by, guess what, human beings.

        “There were etiquette’s on just about everything,”

        Etiquette does not a golden age make. People romanticise the Victorian Era of the West for the same reason, but d’you know how bloody awful some parts of it were? You can say this about any etiquette-filled time: the higher class that got the etiquette was generally deluding itself about the lower classes’ reality, and how they lived.

        “It was expected for people to be stoic”

        News for ya, man: Chinese men are still expected to be stoic. Hell, men in general are supposed to be stoic, because emoting is Womanly, and we are Manly Men Who Do Not Emote. Except in proper ways, like when our football team wins, or when the best friend in the buddy-cop flick we’re watching dies.

        “Now, people just spit in the streets, jaywalk, cut in line, cheat, bribe etc. This is because of the sudden transition”

        More news! This has always happened. People don’t suddenly start spitting on the streets after 5000 years of not doing so – shit’s always happened. Ditto jaywalking, etc. Cheating, bribery – god, have you even read Three Kingdoms?

        “they don’t know any better.”

        Oh, and here comes the shittiest remark yet: they can’t help themselves. These poor benighted souls, who do not know the benefits of civilization – how could we expect them to act like real humans when they have never done so?

        I ain’t even going to touch your stuff on Laowais, because just no. All’s I’ve got to say is this: romanticising the past is not only purposely deluding yourself, its doing injustice to the present, and it shows a complete lack of awareness of human nature. So, no, you “can’t blame these people” – you can’t fucking blame anyone, because history doesn’t work that way. So don’t fucking blame the present just because you live in it.

        • Zhegezhege

          Not to mention that irrationally idolising the past in spite of reason, logic and evidence seems to be irrationally ingrained in to human beings.

          It has been evident throughout cultures to harken back to a time when things were simpler (and there were presumably less foreigners about) and it’s not just present day China that does it. It has existed from the ancient Greeks who considered the ancients to be much taller, stronger and nobler than they were, through to Daily Mail readers that have been confidently predicting the collapse of Britain for various changing reasons since a beardy German that lived off a mate’s charity wrote a book about the potential power of organised labour.

          • the ace of books

            That’s true, actually! Everyone harkens back to the Golden Age, even if they know very little about it – hell, why do they need to know? it was a day when things were Better, and that’s what matters.

            I think there’s both an individual nostalgia involved in this process and a cultural nostalgia. On the individual level, people want to be back in childhood, generally, when the world was simpler (because you didn’t know about the complicated stuff) and more fun (because you had less responsibility) and everything was taken care of (because parents paid for things).

            On a cultural level, I’d say people want this ideal: of the world being simple, and small, and enjoyable, and handleable. They ascribe the nostalgia of these things to a Golden Age – one where their civilization was the best, the brightest, the greatest, the biggest, the most powerful, etc etc etc. Culturally, countries want to be what they were when they were at the height of their power.

          • Zhegezhege

            Yes, too many people want to simplify our complex world and believe something they find more comforting – or just something that is easier to understand.

            You can definitely make a case linking these traits of human beings to our supposed regret of lost childhood/innocence but what you said made me think of a line by Doug Stanhope. (Paraphrasing) ‘the world wasn’t actually better when you were young, it just feels like it because you were young then and you’re old now’.

          • the ace of books

            Well, human nature, after all. I do wonder, however, what exactly it is that causes people to be nostalgic. TO THE WIKI

            “The word is a learned formation of a Greek compound, consisting of νόστος (nóstos), meaning “homecoming”, a Homeric word, and ἄλγος (álgos), meaning “pain, ache”, and was coined by a 17th century medical student to describe the anxieties displayed by Swiss mercenaries fighting away from home. Described as a medical condition—a form of melancholy—in the Early Modern period, it became an importanttrope in Romanticism.[1]”

            oooh, Wiki, I loves you

            I find this kind of stuff fascinating. Every culture, despite its huge differences, has certain concepts generally in common. Those concepts might be expressed differently, but they’re still there.

      • BJ001

        They are still communist.

    • Kai

      I happen to think these sort of comments appear fairly regularly amongst cS’s translations, especially when the source is NetEase or Sina Weibo. I’m not saying they’re the majority sentiments with Chinese netizens overall, because they surely aren’t, but I don’t think they should be that surprising because they really aren’t that uncommon…

      • the other guy

        I guess you are right, I do admit I do not always read every article on CS. But for me this was the first time I read a comment so well articulated… What can I say?

    • Red Scarf

      hen foreigners first arrive in China, they
      often gasp in admiration, but the longer they live here, the more
      negative comments they have. For a 5000 year old country to still rely
      on lies to move forward, it must be said this is a tragedy.”

      I think that’s true for most foreigners in a new country, something along the lines of culture shock. When I first came to China I had little knowledge of how things where or worked in China. After time to start to work out how the people act and treat you, you see the negative ways people try and cheat you, you get annoyed when your stopped by tea house scammers for the nth time.

      As a foreigner, you most likely first port of call into China is via Hong Kong, Shanghai or Beijing, which are mostly build up area there economic growth is showing. If you come as a tourist your very unlikely to go off the tourist track plus you only see one side of life in China and go home none the wiser about China but just memories of a good holiday. If you stay longer, i.e live here, and go off the beaten track you come across places that are like the wild wild west, people trying to make businesses selling what they can living in run down places.

  • moom

    Actually Kim Jong Un is not so fat he just likes baggy suits. You can see in the photo where his wife has a bunch of flowers that he’s just “podgy” :) Abe’s wife is dressed like she could be prime minister herself. The others are an odd mix of costumes.

    • filabusta

      No, he’s fat considering his people don’t have any food.

  • jcyin

    “The women of capitalist countries are still more presentable.”

    Omg… such a western worshipper.

    • Nick in Beijing

      Really? So Capitalist = Western? Funny… I thought there were a lot of non-“Western” countries that had Capitalist economies… hmm..

    • BJ001

      Oh and there aren’t capitalist countries in the east. Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, etc. The Japanese PM’s wife is very proper and presentable.

  • Kate

    I think Laura Bush is the prettiest \( ˚ ▽ ˚ ) /

    • mr.wiener

      Asma you take my breath away.

      Don’t get up, I’ll see myself out.

      • Misiooo

        Banzai to this, sir Wiener.

    • vincent

      I think Queen Rania’s the prettiest of the lot :P

      • the ace of books

        Thank you! Another man with impeccable taste. :)

        • vincent

          Why thank you very much @theaceofbooks:disqus I pride myself on my impeccable taste in women ;)

  • MrT

    Id give Kim’s wife one…

    • Panda Banana

      agree, i too would like to tap that ass….

  • BiggJ

    Sarkozy’s wife takes the cake…or the ” gâteau ” as they say in France.

    • donscarletti

      Weird, uploaded two copies of Carla’s most famous shot. Twice the boobage!

      • BiggJ

        She has killer legs.:)

        • linette lee

          Former French First Lady Carla Bruni and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad his wife Asma are definitely the best style. Asma is the prettiest. She has other photos that she looks very pretty.

          • the ace of books

            Sorry, I’ve got to disagree. Queen Raina is definitely the prettiest.

            But Carla Bruni’s a good runner-up. I like her music, too.

          • BiggJ

            Raina is the best. But she’s a queen not a first lady.:)

          • the ace of books

            to quote myself:

            the ace of books linette lee • 10 minutes ago−

            Sorry, I’ve got to disagree. Queen Raina is definitely the prettiest.

          • Bugs Bunny

            your right.
            kim’s wife lookes cute but not the first lady style,more like a little wife.
            Bruni is very stylish,but her husband,not to mention,looked so dirty.

        • Mohamad Ali

          Yes She and he her Husband are Mass Killers they are War Criminals .

      • Bugs Bunny

        your mean and nosy as a man…
        her face not very stunning, but the whole charm of her is very outstanding.

        • donscarletti

          I wouldn’t normally post nude pictures on a forum but there’s a guy going around posting with a pair of labia for his avatar, so I figure I’m not making this forum any less safe for work.

          Plus, what’s mean or nosy? That picture was in every major newspaper worldwide when it was auctioned, I’m not exactly dragging up tabloid dirt here.

    • kaka

      yeah – but even the nicest cake is less appealing when you know everyone has already had a bite…

  • BiggJ

    Why do you only show 1 of Jacob Zuma’s wives,,,He has 3 and engaged to another.

    • Kai

      LoL, the dude has 6 wives. I think the article included 4 of them.

      • BiggJ

        Had 6 I think, He divorced one and another committed suicide. He just got married last year too. Man, the guy has 20 kids:) that’s crazy. At least that why Wiki says.

    • mr.wiener

      Likes them ladies with back hmm?

    • donscarletti

      You’d think with four concurrent wives, you’d be able to remain faithful to them, but he’s had kids with 5 other women and who knows how many he’s fucked.
      Sure, its his personal life, but I doubt how he could be possibly focusing on the affairs of state.

      • mr.wiener

        He raped a girl who came to see him about some problems she was having in her life [she contracted HIV]. He claimed it was his right as tribal elder.

        • the ace of books

          I checked Wikipedia re: this, which led me to this gem:

          “[he] claimed that he took a shower afterwards to cut the risk of contracting HIV”

          ….I suddenly have a very much lower opinion of this man.

          • mr.wiener

            You and a large percentage of the S.A population share this opinion.
            Time for some party other than the ANC to be in power.

          • the ace of books

            I see. I can’t say I know much about SA politics, but the more I read about him, the less I like him. I’ll ask, next time i meet someone from the area, precisely what’s going down – best way to get a personal (though biased) insight into a place, after all.

          • donscarletti

            With Mandela and Mbeki, I got the feeling that the ANC liked to pick good guys who didn’t know how to run a country. With Zuma, you can see that they are also open to total arseholes who don’t know how to run a country.

  • radbab

    Peng Liyuan’s haircut reminds me of Gary Oldman’s in Dracula…

  • donscarletti

    Rania Al Abdullah is a queen, not a first lady. Yes, she is very hot.

  • the ace of books

    oh, well, if it’s a beauty contest: Jordan wins. Finest first lady here.

    (Though I’ve gotta say, Abe Akie looks like she would be the nicest and sharpest grandma ever. This is the grandma you could talk politics with! I would love that :D)

    And if it’s not a beauty contest but proper wish-fulfillemtn, then I would be interested in having tea or something with any or all these ladies. (A beer, if they were up, but you never know.) First ladies must have a fantastically interesting view on stuff and you’d have the best conversations.

    • DavidisDawei

      Yes – The Queen of Jordan (from the USA) used to be very attractive

  • all the Asian first ladies and their husband posted above looks like brother and sister. Most apparent with kim jong un and ri sol ju…. could it be?

    • vincent

      haha omg I was thinking the exact same thing, they look so alike, maybe he saw much of himself in her

      • nothing says love thyself as good as making love to thyself. No one can be perfect for you but yourself. Oh, those narcissistic powerful leader.

      • Bugs Bunny

        people like these people who look like themselves and their parents.some guy married women who look like their mothers.
        as me,i dislike fat men most, my father is always very skinny.i dislike men with huge eyes either.he is 173cm but only 55 kgs.and i dislike round face guys most.

  • Bugs Bunny

    why do not put Yingluck on the list?
    i think she is very attractive as a poweful lady…people say Obama has a crash on her,hahaha,joking!but why Obama’s wife always dress colorful and over the top like an actress for red carpet but in fact just looks like a turkey…sigh!

    • the ace of books

      I just looked her up. Goddamn, she is pretty.

      But don’t go hating on M Obama, now. I like her.

      • BJ001

        Michelle Obama is definitely the sexiest man alive!

    • silent observer

      Michelle is the hottest one on here man…

      • Bugs Bunny

        sure, you american love her, but here we only talk about the orginal charm of those ladies. no any attachment.thanks!

    • donscarletti

      Because she’s not the wife of the Thai Prime Minister. She IS the Thai Prime Minister. Same goes for fellow PMILF Yulia Tymoshenko.

    • kaka

      I thought Obama was gay – or have i been watching too much Fox News? Stories about bath-houses in Chicago and D.C?

  • Let’s turn it around: judging by all the looks of the world leaders, it looks like they are old, fat men whose power is better consolidated through the possession of a wife-accessory, the younger the better.

    Recently, China’s leaders are no different than the rest of the world. Except with more hair dye and have forgotten how to smile.

  • elizabeth

    Considering the growing number of women leaders, it would be interesting to have a feature on ‘First Husbands’.

  • staylost

    BHUTAN

  • carmouflagger

    Former Nigerian president’s wife was the shit! This one looks like her costume :P

  • Panda Banana

    they should all leave their bitches home, tax payers are fucking stupid, never understood why the ordinary citizen fucking cares about their leaders private lives. Americans started this shit, with their circus shows called presidential primaries showing off and playing perfect family. Now the whole world seems to go nuts, politicians and their families become celebrities, and the stupid citizens focus is more on how the presidents bitch dresses and not about the fuck they elected is actually doing…fuck em all!

  • The winner? South African President Jacob Zuma’s wife Nompumelelo Ntuli! Bych gave me an instant hard-on….lol

  • kaka

    Slight correction, although I do understand that even a slight attempt to ascertain factual accuracy is not a pre-requisite before expressing oneself in China – but SamCam, absolutely heavenly as she is, is not the First Lady of the U.K, she’s the Prime Minsters wife. The head of state is the ruling monarch – so the First Lady of the U.K is currently the Queen. Cherie “my face is melting” Blair made that mistake on her lecture tour in China a year or two ago – being referred to as the former First Lady of the UK in her promotional material, and suffered the consequences in the UK press…

  • DavidisDawei

    South African Zuma – the guy has THREE current wives!

  • Kim Jong un’s wife is prettier than Carla Bruni? What the fuck, Chinese netizens? No

  • HaakonKL

    Where are the French here?

  • fairy tale

    I think its an interesting thing to do but yes china does seem to have lost in the sense of fairness, equality. Its the 21st cntury…

    • fairytale

      lost in a strong sense as a country or law- posters, school, government, etc??

    • BJ001

      Communism leads to less than the fairness and equality it promises.

  • BJ001

    Carla Bruni was the Jackie Kennedy of France.

    I could do without seeing Kim Jong-Un on this list though. That mass murderer needs to be tried for crimes against humanity. He is not a leader.

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