Original Name : Melanija Knavs
Born : April 26, 1970(age 47) in Novo Mesto, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality : Slovenian, American
Father : Viktor Knavs
Mother : Amalija Knavs
Spouse : Donald Trump
Children : Barron William Trump
Residence : Trump Tower, White House
Height : 5′ 10″
Seven Interesting Facts about Melania Trump Early Life:
Melania Trump, the current First Lady of the United States followed her dreams of becoming a model by dropping out of University. It is even more interesting to know that she met her husband, Donald Trump through a friend and agent at a party. She is the 3rd wife of Donald John Trump, the 45th President of the United States. Melania has only one child, Barron William Trump, who she gave birth to after a year of marriage to Trump.
Family, Birth Place And Education
Melania Trump was born in Novo Mesto in Slovenia, formally the Socialist Republic of Slovenia, Yugoslavia. She was born to Viktor Knavs and Amalija. On June 14, 1970, the Roman Catholic parish priest of St. Lawrence’s Church in Raka, Franc Campa, baptised and gave her first communion. Melania’s gained immense interest in modelling during her early age and partook in many fashion shows that featured children’s clothing. Attaching education to her interest, Melania, studied at the Secondary School of Design and Photography in Ljubljana. She then continued at the University of Ljubljana, where she pursued architecture and design but, dropped out after a year.
How Her Modelling Career Started
Melania’s gained immense interest in modelling during her early age and partook in many fashion shows that featured children’s clothing. Attaching education to her interest, Melania, studied at the Secondary School of Design and Photography in Ljubljana. She then continued at the University of Ljubljana, where she pursued architecture and design but, dropped out after a year.
Professional Modelling Career
Melania Trump started her professional modelling career at age sixteen by posing for Stane Jerko, a Slovenian fashion photographer. This was followed by a contract with a modelling agency in Milan, Italy. In 1992, she became the runner-up for “Look of the Year contest”, organised by Jana Magazine in Ljubljana.
After dropping out of University, Melania focused on her modelling career. In 1995, while working in Milan, She met Paolo Zampoli, the co-owner of Metropolitan and a friend of Donald Trump. A year after, she moved to New York and modelled for magazines like New York Magazine, Vogue, Vanity Fair and In Style Weddings.
Melania posed nude for thea French men’s monthly magazine in a photograph taken by photographer Jarl Ale de Basseville in 1995. This makes her the only US First Lady to have posed nude.
Relationship with Donald Trump
Melania first met Donald Trump on September 1998, at a party organised by Zampoli. This was when the two shared contacts and that led to a relationship. The couple married in January 2004 in the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida.
Melania Trump is multilingual and is fluent in Italian, English, French, German and her native language Serbo-Croatian.