Melania Trump born Melanija Knavs on April 26, 1970 is a Slovenian-American former model, businesswoman, and current 1st lady of the United States as wife of 45th President Donald Trump. She is theonly first lady whose first language wasn’t English. She is a polyglot, she can speak more languages than any first lady before her: English, French, German, Italian, Slovenian and Serbian. Melanija was born in Novo Mesto and grew up in the Yugoslav Republic of Slovenia. Her modeling career began at age sixteen in Slovenia and eventually she worked as a fashion model through agencies in Milan and Paris. Her modeling career forced her to drop out of architecture school. As her modeling career blossomed, it called for further concessions and she subsequently moved to New York City in 1996. She has posed in some of the following magazines; Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and GQ. She is also the only first lady to have posed nude in magazines.
In 2001, she became a permanent resident of the US. She became engaged in 2004 and married Donald Trump in 2005 Palm Beach, Florida. She became citizen in 2006. In 2010 Melania launched her own of jewelry, Melania Timepieces, and Jewelry, for sale on QVC. She also marketed Melania Skin Care Collection which she sold in high-end department stores. In 2017 she terminated her relationship from these two companies and no longer receives royalty checks from sales.
She is the second foreign-born woman to hold the title of first lady. The first was Louisa Adams wife of John Quincy Adams. She stands 5’11” and is tied with Michelle Obama and Eleanor Roosevelt as being the tallest first ladies. She delayed her move into the White House until five months into her husband’s presidency. The stated reason was to allow their son Barron to finish out 5th Grade in New York. She is adored by her staff for her thoughtful daily interactions. She stands for Gender Equality both domestically and abroad. In March 2018 she met with executives from technology companies, including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Snap and Twitter to address online harassment and internet safety in particular those issues affecting children. In May 2018 Melania started the Be Best public awareness campaign which focused on the well-being of our children and advocated against cyber bullying and drug use. In October 2018 she toured four countries in Africa focusing on conservation and the family structure.
Vogue magazine compared Trump’s wardrobe as first lady to that of Jacqueline Kennedy and Nancy Reagan. They noted that she closely works designer Herve Pierre. Melania has legions of loyal fans. One commented that she is “the most beautiful first lady ever”. She stands out from other first ladies due to he quiet manner and her reserved personality. She is described as a homebody and avoids being the center of attention. There has been comparisons made between her and Jackie O. No first lady has dressed quite like Melania Trump. Melania has admitted to admiring first lady Jackie Kennedy. “She had a very beautiful, elegant, simple but feminine style”. Fans on Twitter have been quick to compliment the first lady’s stunning looks over the last few years. “Whatever your political inclinations are it is hard to deny the Melania is definitely one of the most fashionable first ladies we have ever seen”. “Twitter user FLOTUS report mused: The most beautiful First Lady ever thank you Melania! Another user nice Italian girl 65 @italian_65 complimented Melania’s style saying: Her only equal is Jackie O!!!”