The presidential election is right around the corner, so of course Kelly Ripa had to dress up as Melania Trump for her Halloween show. But her getup begs the question: which celeb did the best Melania impression this campaign season? Vote for either Kelly, Cecily Strong, or Laura Benati after the jump!
Kelly Ripa won Halloween 2016 with her annual Live! With Kelly Halloween special. The talk show host killed it in multiple costumes and skits, including an episode of Family Feud between the Clintons and the Trumps. Every person in that sketch was hilarious, but Kelly’s depiction of Melania Trump was incredible.
Kelly wore a white dress with bell sleeves, almost identical to the one Melania stunned in at the Republican National Convention. Wearing glamorous makeup and a flowing brown wig, she looked perfect! Her impression basically consisted of speaking slowly and smiling politely while posing. And you know what? It was pretty effective!
Saturday Night Live‘s Cecily Strong has the OG Melania impression, debuting hers at the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. She’s nailed Melania’s accent and is made up perfectly every week. As the election season has marched on, the show has given her more room to play around with the character, and gently make fun of Melania. Like the “Melania Moments” segment, in which she looks beautiful, and muses about strange topics. Like, is there life outside the street where the Trump Tower is located?
SNL also made an insanely funny Lemonade parody starring Cecily as Melania, and other ladies from the cast as the various women in Donald’s life. She wielded a baseball bat like Beyonce, and let Donald know she wasn’t taking it from him anymore!
Laura Benati‘s Melania impression is hilarious, and scary accurate. Laura first debuted the impression on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on the day after Melania’s infamous plagiarized speech from the RNC. Her hilarious speech on The Late Show speech was basically comprised of famous fast-food slogans and copied excerpts from the most famous speeches in history! She’s come back to the show to impersonate Melania a few times, and it gets better every episode!
HollywoodLifers, whose Melania Trump impression is the best? Vote for your fave and tell us in the comments!