Born Melanija Knavs, the 46-year-old Slovene-American jewelry and watch designer and former model was born in Born in Yugoslavia (now Slovenia) who became a permanent resident of the United States in 2001 and a citizen in 2006. Melania began her modeling career at age 16 and at age 18 she signed with a modeling agency in Milan, Italy. Since then she’s had a successful modeling career and has graced the covers of well-known magazines. She was definitely not afraid to show a little skin. Donald Trump has been known to date only gorgeous women and Melania is not an exception. The two got engaged in 2004 and married a year after. Even at her age, we can’t deny her good looks and great body. Want to see some provocative Melania Trump photos? Read on to see her in action.
Melania is 24 years younger than her husband, Donald. Aside from his ridiculous wealth, he has gotten the world’s attention for his former international model wife from Slovenia. Who wouldn’t envy him, right? Melania is also a few years older Donald’s oldest son, Don who is in his late thirties. Donald is one lucky guy.
Melania began her modeling career at age 16 and a year after that, she posed for Slovenian fashion photographer Stane Jerko. At 18-years-old she got signed with a modeling agency in Milan, Italy. Then in 1992, she was named runner-up in the Jana Magazine “Look of the Year” contest, which was held in Ljubljana. The prize for its top three contestants was an international modeling contract. She dropped out after her first year in college and pursued modeling instead. She has jet-set modeling in Paris, Milan and New York working with some of the world-renowned photographers.
In 2006, a year after marrying Donald, they had a son and named him Barron William Trump. Donald suggested his first name and Melania his middle name. As an infant, Barron reportedly has his own floor in the Trumps’ apartment in Trump Tower in Manhattan but often slept in a crib in his parents’ bedroom. Barron likes playing golf with his dad and loves wearing a suit and tie. He is also fluent in Slovenian. Melania lovingly calls him “Mini-Donald.”
9. Third Time’s a Charm
Before marrying Melania, Donald had been married twice. Frist is to Ivana Zelníčková, a Czech-American socialite and former fashion model and Marla Maples, an American actress and TV personality. Their relationship got more public attention after the launch of Trump’s successful business-oriented reality television show, The Apprentice. Donald Trump described their long courtship in 2005: “We literally have never had an argument, forget about the word ‘fight’ … We just are very compatible. We get along.” Third time’s a charm, indeed.
8. Future in Politics
Melania is no stranger to politics or to the campaign trail. Back in 2000, before Donald and she got married, she was on his side while he campaigned for the Reform Party 2000 presidential nomination. Looks like Melania got her early taste and training for her perhaps, future role in politics? We’ll never know but she seems to be adjusting pretty well and doesn’t seem unfazed by her critics.
Melania moved to New York in 1996. But it wasn’t until 1998 when she and Donald met. They first met each other at a Fashion Week party in New York City while he was still married to, but separated from, Marla Maples. Donald attended the event with another date, Celina Midelfart, but asked for Melania’s number anyway and initially refused to give Donald her phone number. Melania broke off the relationship shortly after it began, but the couple reconciled after a few months and they are now happily married.
She may not have a college degree but she can fluently speak five languages. Her modeling career gave her the opportunity to travel around the world and because of that she was able to learn five different languages, which are Slovenian, English, French, Serbian and German. Impressive isn’t it. They say linguists are smart people. We all know that learning a new language is difficult. Melania could be smarter than we give her credit for. After all, she is also a successful entrepreneur.
Aside from being a successful model, she is also a jewelry and watch designer. In February 2010, Melania Trump announced the launch of her debut jewelry collection with QVC, named “Melania™ Timepieces & Jewelry”. Her collection sold out within 45 minutes. Then in March 2013, she added more products to her already extensive resume of her Skin Care Collection, named “Melania™ Caviar Complexe C6”. Despite her army of critics, there are still women who look up to her as we can tell from her successful business venture. She looks good for her age and women desire that.
In 2015, when she was asked about her husband’s presidential campaign, Melania said, “I encouraged him because I know what he will do and what he can do for America. He loves the American people and he wants to help them.” During her interview with The New York Times on what her role would be if Donald were to become president, she said: “I would be very traditional. Like, Betty Ford or Jackie Kennedy. I would support him.” But recently on July 18, 2016, Melania gave a speech on the first day of the 2016 Republican National Convention and the speech contained a paragraph that was almost identical to Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. When asked about the speech, she said she wrote the speech herself with very little assistance. And two days later, Trump staff writer Meredith McIver took responsibility and apologized for the “confusion”. The family declined her offer of resignation.
Melania Trump has been associated with various charity events, such as the Breast Cancer Research, The American Red Cross and in 2008, she rang the closing bell at NASDAQ to commemorate the Fifth Annual National Love Our Children Day and the beginning of National Child Abuse Prevention month. She has also done some charity work with the Boys Club, and Dance Company in New York. So she’s not as snotty as people think she is.
When you become Mrs. Trump, a simple wedding is not an option. After all, Donald Trump is all about the finest things in life. Donald married Melania in 2004 in Palm Beach, Florida and it was followed by a reception in the ballroom at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. Big named celebrities, politicians, entrepreneurs you name it, were part of the guest list and Billy Joel serenaded the crowd. Melania wore wore a $200,000 dress made by John Galliano of the house of Christian Dior and the flowers cost $500,000. The cake was a 50-pound orange Grand Marnier chocolate truffle, with a Grand Marnier butter-cream filling. It was covered with 3,000 roses created by the chef at Mar-a-Lago.
If ever Donald Trump wins, Melania will be the first (and hopefully the last) first lady to pose unclad. Way back in 2000, she had a very titillating photoshoot with GQ. She showed a good amount (maybe too much) of skin while she was handcuffed to a briefcase on board then-boyfriend Donald’s private jet. It created a buzz around town but eventually died down. But now that his husband is running for president, the photos resurfaced and she is being criticized for the photo.
So now, what do you think of Melania Trump? Yes, she’s definitely drop dead gorgeous and Donald is one lucky guy. Even at her age, she can turn heads and make women envy her. That or Melania hit the jackpot with Donald. We’ll never know but they seem to be genuinely happy together. And hoping to see a happy ending given that it’s Donald’s third marriage. Melania as a first lady? Let’s wait until the campaign and election is over. For now, let’s admire how Melania carries herself well. Agree?