Argentina's new President Mauricio Macri, left, waves behind his wife Juliana Awada, right, from the balcony of Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires city, capital of Argentina, on Dec. 10, 2015. (Photo : Xinhua/Juan Roleri/TELAM via Getty Images)
A new beautiful face has entered the world of politics, making waves worldwide in the same fashion as Michelle Obama and Kate Middleton. Meet Juliana Awada, the new First Lady of Argentina.
Mauricio Macri was sworn-in as the new president of Argentina in the fall of 2015. Aside from the head of state, the captivating woman by his side has also garnered the attention of the media all over the globe.
Juliana Awada is set to be one of the beautiful, smart and stylish women in the political arena. The 41-year-old has Lebanese and Syrian roots and graduated from Oxford. Awada’s father is an immigrant from Lebanon, a native of Baalbek, while her mother is an immigrant from Syria. Both her parents have Muslim heritage, AlArabiya wrote.
She is a fashion entrepreneur and has reportedly worked in her family’s textile business for many years. Juliana has actively been supporting her husband during the presidential campaign and maintained her composure and elegance throughout the bid. Macri, 56, has been divorced twice. The couple has a daughter together, Antonia. She also has a daughter, Valentina, from a previous relationship with a Belgian count.
The fashion mogul is not a stranger to tabloids and has graced pages many times in the past. However, Juliana only recently surfaced on TV for interviews late in 2015 to support her husband without having to discuss politics. She has five siblings and is Catholic.
Juliana joined a bilingual high school, and then studied English at Oxford before joining the family business, El Pais revealed. She most likely acquired her passion in fashion from her mother, Elsa Baker, head of Awada, the women’s fashion company. She is also a designer and shareholder in the firm. She also traveled to the United States and Europe to know more about fashion.
Women and fashion experts have been following the new First Lady in the past several months, admiring her sense of style which catapulted her to become one of the best dressed women in the world. Vogue cited how Awada wore languid pantsuits during presidential debts, a beautiful ivory gown with a conservative front slit at Macri’s inauguration in December 2015, and skinny jeans traditional Argentinian knits when meeting with supporters. She has been compared to Jackie Onassis at times, Independent wrote.
Juliana is expected to have her own personal projects in the near future, similar to Michelle Obama. Her husband promised to fix problems caused by the previous Argentinian government.
People can expect to see more of the beauty and her fashion in the coming months.