As Donald Trump wins the just concluded U.S. election, his wife; First Lady Melania Trump will become the sexiest First Lady the US has ever had. Melania (Melanija Knavs) is a Slovene American former model born on the 26th of April 1970.
About Melania Trump
Melania was born in Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia, she is the daughter of Amalija née Ulčnik and Viktor Knavs, who managed a car and motorcycle dealerships for a state-owned vehicle manufacturer.
Melania has a sister, Ines, and an older half-brother, whom she has reportedly never met. She grew up in a modest apartment in a concrete housing block in Sevnica (Slovenia’s Lower Sava Valley).
Melania attended the Secondary School of Design and Photography in Ljubljana and studied at the University of Ljubljana for one year before dropping out.
First Lady Melania Trump U.S. Citizenship
Melania first entered the United States on a business visitor visa in August 1996. After that, she regularly returned to Slovenia to obtain a series of four more one-year work visas. Applying as a model of “extraordinary ability”, she obtained a green card and became a lawful permanent resident in 2001.
Eventually, a year after her marriage with Donald Trump, she obtained her U.S. citizenship.
Melania Trump’s Career
First Lady Melania Trump began her modeling career at the age of 16 when she posed for the Slovenian fashion photographer Stane Jerko. At 18, she signed with a modeling agency in Milan, Italy.
She was named runner-up in the 1992 Jana Magazine “Look of the Year” contest, held in Ljubljana, which promised its top three contestants an international modeling contract.
After attending the University of Ljubljana and dropping out after freshman year, she worked as a model for fashion houses in Milan and Paris before relocating to New York City in 1996.
She subsequently appeared on the covers of Harper’s Bazaar (Bulgaria), Ocean Drive, In Style Weddings, New York Magazine, Avenue, Allure, Vanity Fair (Italy), Vogue (following her marriage to Donald Trump), and GQ (UK).
She was also featured as a bikini model in the 2000 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. As a model, she was associated with Irene Marie Management Group and Donald Trump’s “Trump Model Management”.
Marriage to Donald Trump
After moving to New York City in 1996, Melania met Donald Trump at a Fashion Week party in New York City in September 1998, while he was still married to, but separated from, Marla Maples; Donald attended the event with another date, Celina Midelfart, and Melania initially refused to give Donald her phone number. In 2000, Melania appeared with Donald while he campaigned for that year’s Reform Party presidential nomination.
After becoming engaged in 2004, Donald and Melania were married on January 22, 2005, at The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida, followed by a reception in the ballroom at Donald’s Mar-a-Lago estate.
First Lady Melania Trump
Melania Trump will assume the role of First Lady of the United States on January 20, 2017. She will be the first foreign-born woman to hold the position since Louisa Adams, the British-born wife of John Quincy Adams who served from 1825 to 1829, and the only First Lady to date not to have been born a citizen of the United States.