Melania Trump, the wife of Donald Trump, is the first lady of the United States and a former model. She is the second First Lady born outside the United States (after Louisa Adams) and born in a communist country.
Melania Trump has been on the covers of New York magazine, Vogue in Italy, Harper's Bazaar in Bulgaria, GQ in the United Kingdom, and Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue throughout her illustrious modeling career.
Melania Trump is President Donald Trump's third wife and the mother of their eldest son, Baron William Trump.
Melanie Trump, President Donald Trump's wife
Melanie Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America on January 20, 2017. She was reared in a humble home in Slovenia alongside her older sister Ines and had a half-brother from her father's previous marriage. Her father, Viktor Knavs, was a former automobile and motorbike trader, while her mother, Almalija Knavs, worked as a pattern maker for a children's clothing business.
As a result of her mother's career, she began modelling children's clothing at a young age, and at the age of five, she posed with Slovenian fashion photographer StaneJerko.
Melania Trump studied in Ljubljana's Secondary School of Design and Photography. She began commercial modelling at the age of sixteen and was signed by an agency in Milan at the age of eighteen. Although she started at the University of Ljubljana, intending to study architecture and design, she left after one year to pursue a modelling career.
In 1996, President Donald Trump's wife relocated to New York on a work visa and established a successful career working with renowned photographers.
Her rendezvous with her then-52-year-old spouse Donald Trump attended a party at Manhattan's Kit Kat Club during New York Fashion Week in 1998. According to reports, she first rejected his attempts due to his presence at the party with another woman and his reputation as a ladies man.
On the other hand, Donald Trump was persistent and offered her his number despite her refusal to give him hers. She called him when she returned from a modelling trip; they began dating, and he proposed to her in 2004.
Melania Trump married billionaire Donald Trump on January 22, 2005, in a spectacular ceremony attended by Bill and Hillary Clinton and other prominent figures at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. She wore a 12-carat diamond engagement ring and a $200,000 Christian Dior bridal gown.
The same year, Donald Trump's wife became a citizen of the United States and gave birth to her son Barron the next year.
Although the 45th First Lady of the United States is private, her biography, including her previous modelling career, came to the public in 2016 when her husband decided to run for President. This includes the contentious 2000 British GQ piece in which she was photographed naked on a fur blanket.
President Donald Trump defended her by stating that she took the photographs before meeting him and worked as a professional model. He stated that such images are extremely stylish and prevalent throughout Europe.
Melanie remained in New York after her husband defeated Hillary Clinton in the election, allowing her son to finish the school year before joining her husband in the White House in June 2017.
Melania Trump's concern and love for children have never been disputed since she became the first lady. She is resolute in her devotion to issues impacting them and frequently pays hospital visits to youngsters, as she did during her Easter break visit to St Mary's medical centre in Palm Beach, Florida. She is also a leader in the fight against the opioid epidemic. She uses her position to educate the public about the dangers of opiate usage, particularly its effects on unborn foetuses.
Additionally, she established the "Be Best" campaign, which focuses on children's social and emotional well-being, the beneficial and bad effects of social media on children, and educating parents about the dangers of opiate abuse.
Melania Trump's age
President Donald Trump's wife was born on April 26, 1970, making her 49 years older than her husband and 24 years younger. Melanie Knauss is the Germanized version of her birth name MelanijaKnavs. With a height of 5 ft 11 inches, she is one of the tallest first ladies and a polyglot who speaks Slovene, Croatian, French, German, and English.
On May 14, 2018, Donald Trump's wife underwent a successful embolization treatment at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center to cure benign kidney disease. The surgery went off without a hitch.
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump's wife continues to garner praise for her impeccable sense of style. She dresses in high-end labels, and vogue has compared her first lady outfit to Jacqueline Kennedy and Nancy Reagan.