What Was Melania Trump's Life Like Before Marrying Donald And Becoming The First Lady?

Date May 17, 2018 11:05

We all know who Melania Trump is. The Slovenian beauty is the second US first lady who was born outside of the country. And she’s also the only FLOTUS to become a naturalized citizen.

But what Melania was before her husband was elected president?


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She was born in Yugoslavia (Slovenia, to be exact) on 26 April, 1970, to a car dealer and a clothing designer. When she was 16, Melania was discovered by a Slovenian photographer. And this was the beginning of her professional modeling career.

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As for her education, the First Lady wanted to study architecture and design in her native country. But since she signed a contract with a modeling agency at 18, she had to drop out.

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Still, she can boast about speaking five languages – English, Slovene, Serbian, French, and German. Isn’t it impressive?

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The year 1992 was a break-through year for the model. She was the runner-up in the "Look of the Year" contest, which helped her make a name for herself among European models.

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We don’t know much about her career between 1992 and 1996. But moving to New York in 1996 on a work visa allowed Melania to do covers of New York Magazine, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar.

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In 1998, she started dating her future husband. And in 2005, the two tied the knot.

It looks like she was destined to live at the White House. In 1993, she did a commercial for a Slovenian clothing company where she posed as a president of the United States. In it, she can be seen descending the stairs of an airplane, taking her oath, taking calls, and reviewing documents.

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The director claims these were immigration documents. So, maybe Melania is destined to changed her husband’s opinion on this issues as well?

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