Melania Trump is a Slovenian-American former model, socialite, and businesswoman who has served as the First Lady of the United States as the wife of the 45th U.S. President Donald Trump. She is the first First Lady to be a naturalized citizen as well as the first one whose native language is not English and the second one to have been born outside the country (not counting those born in U.S. territory before the country existed).
Melania, The Slovenian Sphinx
Novo Mesto, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia (Later Slovenia)
She divides her time between –
- White House, Washington, D.C., United States (Official)
- Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida, United States (Personal)
When Melania was 7 years old, she was enrolled at the Sevnica Elementary School from where she completed her primary school education at 15. Her family then moved to the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, where she was enrolled in a technical high school.
After completing her high school education, she joined the University of Ljubljana to pursue studies in architecture. However, she couldn’t complete her university studies as she was by a renowned fashion photographer.
Former Model, Socialite, First Lady of the United States
- Father – Viktor Knavs (State-owned car and motorcycle dealership manager)
- Mother – Amalija Ulčnik (Pattern maker at a children’s clothing factory)
- Siblings – Ines Knavs (Older Sister) (Artist)
- Others – Denis Cigelnjak (Older Paternal Half-Brother), Jožef Knavs (Paternal Grandfather), Antonija Ribič (Paternal Grandmother), Anton Ulčnik (Maternal Grandfather), Amalija Gliha (Maternal Grandmother), (Stepson) (Businessman, Former Reality Television Personality), Ivanka Trump (Stepdaughter) (Businesswoman), (Stepson) (Businessman, Philanthropist, Former Reality Television Personality), (Stepdaughter) (Socialite)
Melania Trump is managed by –
- Her husband Donald Trump’s Trump Model Management.
- Irene Marie Management Group
5 ft 9½ in or 176.5 cm
62 kg or 137 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Melania Trump has dated –
- (1998-Present) – Melania first met Donald Trump in 1998 at a New York Fashion Week party. Trump had arrived with a date but after noticing Melania, he sent her to the washroom to talk with Melania for a couple of minutes. During the short chat, he asked for her number but being wary of his reputation and fact that he had arrived with a date and was asking her number, she asked him to give his number instead. Contrary to her expectation, he gave her all his numbers. After some months of dating, Melania ended their relationship due to trust issues. However, six months later, they were back again. In 1999, their relationship became public knowledge as Trump boasted about their love life and Melania’s assets in The Show. They got engaged in 2004 and got married in an outrageously lavish wedding with a reception held at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. Their wedding guests included , , , , , , , , , and former President . On March 20, 2006, Melania gave birth to a son, .
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Slovenian origin on her mom’s side while she has Austrian ancestry on dad’s side.
- Her blue eyes
- Sharp nose
- Pouty lips
38-26-37 in or 96.5-66-94 cm
4 (US) or 36 (EU)
9 (US) or 39.5 (EU)
In 1993, she starred in a TV advert in Slovenia for a clothing brand that had cast her in the role of US president in the advert. The advertisement was available on YouTube but was taken down during the US elections. You can read about it .
She was also featured in the print adverts for Donald Trump’s line of cologne for men.
As a model, she has done adverts for A. Link, Charles & Colvard, Panasonic, and Remington.
She is the second Catholic first lady of the United States.
Best Known For
Being married to the 45th US President Donald Trump who took office in January 2017.
She made her first film appearance in an uncredited role as herself in the 2001 comedy movie Zoolander.
First TV Show
In 2003, she was the celebrity judge in the Miss USA contest.
Melania Trump’s workout routine isn’t known. However, in an with the GQ magazine, she revealed that she prefers to walk around with weights strapped to her ankles. This helps her keep her famous stunning figure in top shape.
When it comes to diet, she eats about seven pieces of fruit daily.
Melania Trump Facts
- Melania Trump holds the distinction of being the only US first lady to pose naked for a magazine. That photoshoot was done in 1996 for a French magazine.
- After Louisa Adams (wife of the sixth president John Quincy), she is the second US first lady to be born in a foreign country.
- Despite herself being an immigrant, she is a staunch supporter of her husband Trump’s hardline stance on the immigration issue.
- She often calls her son Barron ‘Little Donald’ due to his autocratic and short-tempered behavior like his father.
- Melania was discovered at the age of 17 by famous photographer Stane Jerko in a modeling competition held in Ljubljana.
- Melania is proficient in six languages – English, Serbo-Croatian, Italian, French, German, and her native Slovene.
- Melania is the first United States first lady to be born in a communist country.
- Melania has appeared in the 2000 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
- Over the course of years, she has launched her own line of jewelry and cosmetics.
- In October 2020, she was tested COVID-19 positive along with her husband Donald Trump.
- Since President and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, she became the first Catholic to live in the White House.
- During the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election campaigning, #FakeMelania rumors had started trending on the internet after a picture of her looking different than usual started surfacing. But, she and The White House had later denied using a body double and clearly stated that those rumors were false.
Facts of Melania Trump
- full nameMelania Trump
- Date of Birth April 26, 1970
- Age 50 years 10 months
- Horoscope Taurus
- Lucky Number 11
- Lucky Stone Emerald
- Lucky Color Green
- Best Match for Marriage Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn
- weight62 kg
- height5 ft 9½ in