Lana Marks

President Trump picked wealthy luxury handbag designer Lana Marks to be his United States ambassador to South Africa.

Ms. Marks is a member of Trump's exclusive Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, FL, which costs $200,000 to join.

Marks, 65, is the founder and CEO of her luxury brand that counts celebrities and royalty among her exclusive clientele.

Ms. Marks has designed one-of-a-kind clutches for such A-listers as Queen Elizabeth II, Melania Trump, Angelina Jolie, and Penelope Cruz.

Marks's clutches have graced fashion magazines and runways all over the world. One of Ms. Marks' exclusive clutches handcrafted from exotic animal skins fetched a whopping $400,000.

The South Africa native is fluent in English, Afrikaans and the Xhosa language, according to the NY Post.

In an interview with The Sun, Ms. Marks described her close friendship with Princess Diana and revealed that she should have been on vacation with her when she was killed in an auto accident in Paris in 1997.

"For the next few years I was in shock. I still feel the pain of it all. I constantly think, 'What if she'd been with me?' All that might not have happened," Marks told The Sun.

Photos by Larry Busacca/Getty Images, Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Ok, besides making pocket books what qualifies her to be an Ambassador to South Africa?

  • Renee26


  • Tee-Tee RN

    All of this smh!!

  • Yardgirl

    This mofo isn't even trying to hide his fckery!! SMH!!

  • Soda

    trump doesn't pick anyone based on qualification, that's why his house of cards is tumbling.

  • Alextra Ballard's live and in livin color

  • Mielle Downey


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  • MJF

    Lol I guess anything in life is really possible... smh the foolery

  • Alextra Ballard

    Sooooo, she's a member of his all white exculsive club. Thas her experience

  • Marlika

    She better lay off them tanning beds.

    As far as Trump, he’s always trying out do any and everyone who’s received an honor. I believes he wants to go down as the worst president in history. Give people something to talk about yeas to come. People usually remember the bad in history before the good.?????

  • Coy little wink

    stop yelling

  • Soda

    ?? Take two and go lay down somewhere.

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Did the title say handbag designer to be an ambassador. I think I've have my Granbaby to run for sec of state, when she turn 5, she's qualified enuff, she know how to ordee stuff on Amazon, yep she qualified

  • The Goode Queen

    Uhm what language is Afrikkans?

  • Miss Thang

    What they speak in South Africa.

  • hi-liter

    Apparently there were no black African natives available for the position. I nominate Hush Puppi.

  • Miss Thang

    to be fair, it is South Africa.

  • bemetoo

    That old hag is dressed ? nice bih

  • ohdearme

    Well heck we have a game show host as president so why TF not, go on with your fancy purses girl it won't surprise me if Melania gets a special purse with blood diamonds imbedded after this appointment!

  • hi-liter

    Please indulge me.....

  • Aries Dog

    What WHITE South Africans speak...fixed it. The tongue won’t let them pronounce the native language correctly so they made their own

  • TMW

    The language of the opressor

  • TMW

    So, basically her sole qualification for being an international ambassador is being a member at Mar-a-Lago. Got it.

  • TMW

    I just said that LOL. The same thing that makes Betsy DeVos qualified to be the secretary of education.

  • dblogged


  • Alextra Ballard

    Cdfuuuuuu.....leave Hushpuppi and his designer shidt alone

  • Harley

    That means nothing....same way Dump isn’t qualified to be a president

  • Guest

    Dumb. Waiting to leave it's snowing in NYC.

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    That $200,00 she laid down to "become a club member"

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    hey, he's got "the best people" ROFL!

  • DroneRivers

    Ah, the circus must go on.

  • Mielle Downey

    do you believe the stuff that comes out of your mouth? The same way you are qualified to even give an informed opinion? Not

  • Yardgirl

    Same here! It's supposed to start around 4:30 the height of the rush hour traffic. Le sigh.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920


  • Judge Mental Will

    The white house is so so white..

  • Yup, I said it

    He hires only the best, remember?

  • Eileen


  • Eileen

    Good question...

  • SandraRose

    She was born there. She knows the language and the people. She is wealthy enough to make a difference in the lives of the natives.

  • hottlanta

    I wonder does she use a voter ID 2 get a box of honey nut cheerios since dump said that is what the id is used for.

  • hottlanta

    Well newt wife got her spot with the Vatican so it is all good. That bag will be at the old national flea market this weekend just in time for Xmas.

  • Harley

    Way to deflect because your point is invalid. To attack me like a toddler because you have no point

  • ohplease

    I know, why not pick a NATIVE to be Ambassador? Gotta be a few that are just as qualifying.

  • Yui
  • Quitedeliteful


  • Quitedeliteful


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  • Quitedeliteful

    Whelp..So what will be her claim to fame -- free handbags for everyone??

  • Mielle Downey


  • Mielle Downey

    Bloop Bloop

  • supastar

    can she speak Swahili????

  • Junkanoo

    Nothing makes much sense with the circus act in the White house

  • Decked Out

    Diz mofo gets on my last nerves. And this is what AmeriKKKa has to offer? He is dumb as a bag of rocks at the bottom of the NILE River. #stupidAF

  • Decked Out

    Winner WHAT? How many has been FiRED or Quit? And where is his Wife and Her Parents PAPERS. #illegalAzz

  • Decked Out

    .....and she WHITE. when has WHITE South Afrikkkans made a Big Difference for the NATIVES?

  • Readytochokemothernatureout


  • TriniHarlem

    Let's full stop with saying and or believing white people are natives of South Africa. Ancestors should come through and beat the holy fck out of those that say that. Can't be colonizers and or have serious lineage of rape pillaging and oppression in your family which is the sole reason why you live there. Have the nerve to make up a dialect because are not a NATIVE. Chit is irking. Can't be that stupid and continue to subconsciously give them permission to fck us over. Her and her wrinkle sand bags and the rest of her kind can unkindly gtfo of Africa as far as I'm concern. Got me fonting a paragraph which is rare ?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Lame choice. He could do no better??

  • Faithz

    He should have given that job to
    Mielle Downey , and them other backward thinking trolls who loves Daffy's
    week old Drawwwwwls.

  • Allihave2say

    She got the same phone call that Jennifer Hudson got, stay home this isn't your night.

  • Allihave2say

    Colonizers burned all written truth history texts and rewrote it as themselves being the saviors of savages.

  • Allihave2say

    She'll be able to chat with a few tribes in their native languages and share how she rose up in South Africa to become wealth, well known around the world (today is my 1st meet & greet) and how they can rise up too and eat caviar at a table near the kitchen.

  • Chile_Pleeze

    It's a "two birds with one stone" deal.. she gets to go to South Africa pretending to be an ambassador .in OUR dime while souting to steal design ideas and natural resources for ger next $500,000 clutch ??

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    You just might be on to some shyt here?
    I can appreciate your theory.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Do you really believe that?

  • Mrs. S. O.

    Ambassadorships are based on who donates the most to campaigns. This was not started by the Trump Administration. It's been like this since Richard Nixon famously stated: "anybody who wants to be an ambassador must at least give $250,000.”

  • Chile_Pleeze

    She is a *colonizer that was merely born in the country ..i fixed that for you

  • Mielle Downey

    So when are you going back to yours?

  • Chile_Pleeze

    im already here .. research turtle island and get back to me...