Sunday 15 December 2019

Hillary Clinton hits back at comments over her 'au natural' appearance

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Amy Willis

THE US Secretary of State, has laughed off gibes about her sense of style, saying she no longer worries about wearing make-up.

The former first lady, 64, was pictured in India, Bangladesh and China during a brief tour last week looking fresh-faced and wearing glasses.

Pundits were quick to highlight her unpolished appearance, saying she looked “tired and withdrawn” and pictures were circulated on various social media websites, under the heading “Hillary au Natural”.

Mrs Clinton, who indicated last November that she intends to wind down her role in American politics, addressed her critics in an interview with CNN on Wednesday, saying: “You know at some point, it’s just not something that deserves a lot of time and attention.

“I feel so relieve to be at the stage I’m at in my life right now … and if others want to worry about it, I let them do the worrying for a change.

“Because you know, if I want to wear my glasses I’m wearing my glasses. If I want to wear my hair back I’m pulling my hair back.”

Her comments came as a new television show about a Secretary of State and philandering husband was announced, making uncomfortable viewing for the Clinton household.

The political drama, Political Animals, is set to appear on US TV screens in November and stars Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish, a former first lady on the rebound whose own presidential ambitions were thwarted.

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