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.