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Chantal Biya: the First Lady of Cameroon (Eat Your Heart Out Michelle...)
The Telegraph ^ | 4/21/09

Posted on 04/21/2009 10:37:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway

At the African First Ladies Health Summit, which started on Monday in Los Angeles, one woman stood out... Chantal is the second wife of President Paul Biya of Cameroon. She was born to a French father and a Cameroonian beauty pageant winner. She is famous in Cameroon for her hairstyles. Her signature look even has a name: the banane

Her luxuriant hair caused a stir when we published a picture of her in our pictures of the day gallery. One blogger wrote "all hail the Fierce Ruling First Lady of Cameroon"

Pope Benedict XVI arrives at the presidential palace of Cameroon president Paul Biya and his wife Chantal in Yaounde on March 18, 2009

I bet Carla Bruni isn't used to be upstaged.


(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: africa; bodydysmorphism; cameroon; firstlady; hairextensions; overcompensating; verticalhairfactor

1 posted on 04/21/2009 10:37:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

What is the name of the animal she is wearing on her head? ;-)


2 posted on 04/21/2009 10:38:58 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: nickcarraway

beyonce in 30 years?


3 posted on 04/21/2009 10:39:22 PM PDT by cdchik123
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To: nickcarraway

How tall is she? She seems to be taller than most men there. Her hair looks like a wig in some photos.


4 posted on 04/21/2009 10:41:06 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: nickcarraway

That’s a guy, right? Right??


5 posted on 04/21/2009 10:43:16 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (WASS-----FUBO----O.B.A.M.A.!)
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To: nickcarraway
Photoshop opportunities abound.
6 posted on 04/21/2009 10:43:34 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: nickcarraway

What the he** is up with that hair?


7 posted on 04/21/2009 10:45:07 PM PDT by calex59
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To: nickcarraway

Oh come on... that has to be Trafficant’s child....


8 posted on 04/21/2009 10:45:24 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (He bows to the Saudi King - we don't have Camelot, we have Camel Lot)
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To: nickcarraway

The “African First Ladies Health Summit?!”


9 posted on 04/21/2009 10:47:43 PM PDT by VR-21 (Think it's time we stop, Hey what's that sound.....)
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To: nickcarraway

it’s a fricken wig.....


10 posted on 04/21/2009 10:47:56 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: nickcarraway

This is golden retriever hair.

She looks like a tranny :-/


11 posted on 04/21/2009 10:49:52 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah (The government turns every contingency into an excuse for enhancing power in itself. - John Adams)
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To: Netizen
One of the article said he hair is taller than the Pope's mitre during his recent visit.


I guess women from Texas appreciate big hairstyles?

12 posted on 04/21/2009 10:50:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway (Are the Good Times Really Over?)
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To: GOP_Lady; Cincinna
Ping to the list. This chick is going to make Michelle look good.

Cincinna, ping to the Carla pic. The indignities she must suffer, LOL.

13 posted on 04/21/2009 10:52:16 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah (The government turns every contingency into an excuse for enhancing power in itself. - John Adams)
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14 posted on 04/21/2009 10:52:39 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: nickcarraway

That chick even makes Michelle look good!


15 posted on 04/21/2009 11:09:19 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
She likes wearing dresses made of lace tablecloths; which I have to say is an improvement of Shelly O's wearing the draperies:

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The hat is a bit much, though.

16 posted on 04/21/2009 11:13:46 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican
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To: ccmay

OH that is so perfect!!!!


17 posted on 04/21/2009 11:14:43 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (He bows to the Saudi King - we don't have Camelot, we have Camel Lot)
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To: onemiddleamerican
Lovely..... and give Mabelle a chance - she will need to show her style more as time goes along... maybe she can sport a big ole hat like that too!

Gotta love the long nails too..... so "urban"

18 posted on 04/21/2009 11:16:17 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (He bows to the Saudi King - we don't have Camelot, we have Camel Lot)
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To: nickcarraway

I bet Carla Bruni isn't used to be upstaged.

Au Contrair, mes amies, she looks like the beautiful deer in the headlights of a dump truck and possibly fearing of being eaten alive by that ugly hairy skag. End of story.

That woman makes Dolly Parton look like Miss California.

In her land of poverty, I'd be amused by the personal expenses she exploits to look that ugly. She probably hangs out with Mrs. Mugabi on her shopping trips to Europe and Hong Kong.

19 posted on 04/21/2009 11:26:35 PM PDT by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: nickcarraway
Chantal Biya: the First Lady of Cameroon

I hear that she always carries lunch for three in that hair...

20 posted on 04/21/2009 11:27:54 PM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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21 posted on 04/21/2009 11:30:37 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Kartographer

“What is the name of the animal she is wearing on her head?”

I think it’s called a Cocker Spaniel.

WOOF!!


22 posted on 04/21/2009 11:54:48 PM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: joethedrummer

I thought that the dog was what was under the hair. ;-)


23 posted on 04/21/2009 11:57:01 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: nickcarraway

how many wives does he have?


24 posted on 04/22/2009 12:07:07 AM PDT by GeronL (TYRANNY SENTINEL. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: nickcarraway; martin_fierro; aculeus; dighton

Cameroon?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCERfa8LcS4&feature=related


25 posted on 04/22/2009 12:14:40 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: GeronL

He;s Catholic, not Muslim.


26 posted on 04/22/2009 12:30:13 AM PDT by nickcarraway (Are the Good Times Really Over?)
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To: nickcarraway

I was halfway kidding anyway


27 posted on 04/22/2009 12:54:51 AM PDT by GeronL (TYRANNY SENTINEL. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: nickcarraway

Not my cup of tea...but at least she’s trying to look like she’s treating the Pope with some respect.


28 posted on 04/22/2009 1:30:16 AM PDT by Tainan (Where's my FOF Indicator?)
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To: onemiddleamerican
Yes, that hat is a bit much, but it works. It has a certain 'je ne sais quoi' to it.

She's a big lady and magnifies it, doesn't try to hide it like 'chelle does. She doesn't appear to have a posture problem either. She certainly enjoys the moments she's participating in. She has a pleasant face.

I like the costumes and that hair on her. One must have chutzpah to wear those. Although they're gaudy, they're tastefully done. The dress lines work on her. At least she's "different" and does not try to copy anyone. She's original.

Looking at her, we know exactly who she is, whereas with 'chelle we have no clue. She tries to be something she's not.

29 posted on 04/22/2009 2:31:15 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: joethedrummer
I think it’s called a Cocker Spaniel.

I think she is wearing 5 of them.

30 posted on 04/22/2009 3:13:44 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ( Obama, you're off the island!)
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To: onemiddleamerican
"...wearing the draperies..."

Nobody did that better than Carol...:)

31 posted on 04/22/2009 3:15:40 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
"...She looks like a tranny..."


32 posted on 04/22/2009 3:16:55 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

I agree. I shudder to think of that beauty pageant, but...she looks like she has personality and probably would be fun to talk to at a cocktail party!

(Admittedly without knowing anything about her, her politics or anything else...I figure if someone can wear hair like that with a big smile, then they got SUMTHIN!)


33 posted on 04/22/2009 3:20:07 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: rlmorel

Best line in that skit is when Harvey Korman says "Nice Dress" and Carol Replies:

"I saw it in the window and simply could not resist."

34 posted on 04/22/2009 3:29:14 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (will work for bailout bonus.... Twitter: maddawggmorgan)
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To: onemiddleamerican

One of the ladies in our church is from Africa. She and her husband wear some truly amazing dressy clothes from their native land. Easter was one of those special occasions, as was Christmas and the baptism of their son. The hats are really beautiful, although I remember worrying about the godmother’s hat catching fire during the baby’s baptism, as she stood very close to some of the candles!


35 posted on 04/22/2009 3:57:41 AM PDT by Think free or die (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money - M.Thatcher)
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To: JoeProBono

Exactly! Nice catch!


36 posted on 04/22/2009 4:17:20 AM PDT by dljordan
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To: nickcarraway

In the fifth photo it shows she really has a beautiful face.

The hair...well, “fierce” is an apt description. She has a cowlick from Hell.

She’s showing dignified respect to the Pope and looks like she’s truly enjoying the visit. Can you imagine the look of absolute disgust on the face of Mrs. Zero should she be put in the same position? Not to mention, she’s not trying to horn in on photos or inappropriately embrace the Pope.

She has a nice figure from what the photos show and good posture—doesn’t look like she slumps around in a fashion reminiscent of Sasquatch.

I like her! Can we trade?


37 posted on 04/22/2009 4:24:56 AM PDT by GatorGirl (Proud Citizen of the Gator Nation)
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To: Kartographer

LMBO! Perfect!


38 posted on 04/22/2009 4:26:34 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Obama: Carter's only chance to avoid going down in history as the worst U.S. president ever.)
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To: nickcarraway
"At the African First Ladies Health Summit, which started on Monday in Los Angeles, one woman stood out.

Visible proof that standing out is not outstanding.

39 posted on 04/22/2009 6:00:15 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Global Warming Theory is extremely robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it)
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Would someone please Photoshop Aretha's Hat on that.

40 posted on 04/22/2009 7:44:42 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: nickcarraway; humblegunner
She was born to a French father and a Cameroonian beauty pageant winner.

Mom was a beauty pageant winner?

Dad must have been one ugly son of a bitch!

41 posted on 04/22/2009 7:55:16 AM PDT by Eaker (The Two Loudest Sounds in the World.....Bang When it should have been Click and the Reverse.)
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To: nickcarraway
Withholding comment about the Cameroonian First Lady's hair so long as they make the wrapper to my favorite cigar:

42 posted on 04/22/2009 9:32:39 AM PDT by Sensei Ern (http://www.myspace.com/reconcomedy)
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To: Kartographer
Lion?
43 posted on 04/22/2009 9:33:51 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Cat herder and empty nester)
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To: nickcarraway

If yore girlfirend’s hairdo gits caught inna ceilin’ fan........


44 posted on 04/22/2009 9:36:56 AM PDT by uglybiker (AAAAAAH!!! I'm covered in BEES!)
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To: nickcarraway

That big hair is ridiculous. Michele 0bama looks better


45 posted on 04/22/2009 10:27:59 AM PDT by dennisw (Your action becomes your habit. Your habit becomes your character, that becomes your destiny)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Whatever happened to Trafficant - has he finished his term?


46 posted on 04/29/2009 6:21:02 PM PDT by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch (My new favorite quote "You can't organize clutter.")
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