Novo Mesto, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
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 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 discovered by a renowned fashion photographer.
Former Model, Socialite, and United States first lady
- Father – Viktor Knavs (State owned car and motorcycle dealership manager)
- Mother – Amalija Ulčnik (Pattern maker at children’s clothing factory)
- Siblings – Ines Knavs (Younger Sister), Denis Cigelnjak (Older Step-Brother)
Melania Trump is managed by –
- Her husband Donald Trump’s Trump Model Management.
- Irene Marie Management Group
5 ft 11 in or 180 cm
62 kg or 137 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Melania Trump has dated –
- Donald Trump (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 washroom to talk with Melania for 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 a public knowledge as Trump boasted about their love life and Melania’s assets in The Howard Stern 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. In March 2006, Melania gave birth to a son, Barron William Trump.
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
6 (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 US elections. You can read about it here.
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.
Anglican or Episcopalian
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 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 interview 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 Favorite Things
Her favorite things aren’t known.
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 2000 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
- Over the course of years, she has launched her own line of jewelry and cosmetics.
- Catch Melania on Facebook and Twitter.