Melania Trump (Businesswoman) Lifestyle, Age, Boyfriend, Affairs, Income, Family, Car, Career, Wiki & Biography
Melania Trump (/məˈlɑːniə/; born Melanija Knavs; [mɛˈlaːnija ˈknaːu̯s], Germanized as Melania Knauss; April 26, 1970) is a Slovene-American former model and businesswoman. She is the current first lady of the United States, assuming the role when her husband, Donald Trump, became the 45th president of the United States.
Trump was born in Novo Mesto and grew up in Sevnica, in the Yugoslav republic of Slovenia. She worked as a fashion model through agencies in Milan and Paris and moved to New York City in 1996. She was associated with Irene Marie Models and Trump Model Management.
In March 2001 she became a permanent resident of the U.S. She married the businessman, real estate developer and television personality Donald Trump in January 2005, gave birth to their son Barron in March 2006, and obtained U.S. citizenship in July 2006. After Louisa Adams, she is the second first lady to have been born outside the country (not counting those born in U.S. territory before the country existed), the first one to be a naturalized citizen and the first whose native language is not English.
Early life, family, and education
Melanija Knavs was born in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, then part of Yugoslavia, on April 26, 1970. Her father, Viktor Knavs (born March 24, 1944), was from the nearby town of Radeče and managed car and motorcycle dealerships for a state-owned vehicle manufacturer. Her mother Amalija (née Ulčnik) (born July 9, 1945) came from the village of Raka and worked as a patternmaker at the children’s clothing manufacturer Jutranjka in Sevnica. As a child, Melania and other children of workers at the factory participated in fashion shows that featured children’s clothing. She has an older sister, Ines, who is an artist and her “longtime confidant”, and an older half-brother—whom she reportedly has never met—from her father’s previous relationship.
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Knavs grew up in a modest apartment in a housing block in Sevnica, in the Lower Sava Valley. Her father was in the League of Communists of Slovenia, which espoused a policy of state atheism. As was common, however, he had his daughters secretly baptized as Catholic. When the Trumps met Pope Francis at the Vatican in 2017, Melania brought her rosary and asked the Pope to bless it.
When Knavs was a teenager, she moved with her family to a two-story house in Sevnica. As a high-school student, she lived in a high-rise apartment in Ljubljana. She attended the Secondary School of Design and Photography in the city and studied architecture and design at the University of Ljubljana for one year before she dropped out.
Melania Trump’s Bio
- Born Name : Melanija Knavs
- Born : April 26 , 1970
- Zodiac Sign : Taurus
- Location : Novo Mesto , Slovenia
- Location : Palm Beach Gardens, Florida , United States
Melania Trump’s Details
- Nick Name : Melania, Trophy wife
- Nationality : American
- Religion : Christianity
- Occupation : Politician
- Ethnicity/Race : Slovene
- Marital Status : Married
- Sexual Orientation : Straight
- Net Worth (approx.) : $11 Million
- Body Measurement (approx.) : 38-26-37
- Chest (approx.) : 38 inches
- Waist (approx.) : 26 inches
- Hips (approx.) : 37 inches
- In Feet (approx.) : 5’11”
- In Centimeters (approx.) : 180 cm
- In Kilograms (approx.) : 63 kg
- In Pounds (approx.) : 139 lbs
- Body Shape (approx.) : Hourglass
- Dress Size (approx.) US : 8
- Shoe Size (approx.) US : 10.5
- Bra Size (approx.) : 34 D
- Hair Color : Blond
- Eye Color : Blue
Knavs began modeling at five years old and started doing commercial work at sixteen when she posed for the Slovenian fashion photographer Stane Jerko. When she began working as a model, she adapted the Slovene version of her last name “Knavs” to the German version “Knauss”. At eighteen, Knauss signed with a modeling agency in Milan, Italy. In 1992, she was named runner-up in the Jana Magazine “Look of the Year” contest, held in Ljubljana, which promised its top three contestants an international modeling contract. After attending the University of Ljubljana for one year, Knauss modeled for fashion houses in Paris and Milan, where in 1995 she met Metropolitan Models co-owner Paolo Zampolli, a friend of her future husband Donald Trump, who was on a scouting trip in Europe. Zampolli urged her to travel to the U.S., where he said he would like to represent her. In 1996, Knauss moved to Manhattan. He arranged for her to share an apartment with photographer Matthew Atanian in Zeckendorf Towers in Union Square.
Knauss was featured in a sexually explicit photo shoot for the January 1996 issue of Max, a now-defunct French men’s magazine, with another female model. She also posed nude for the January 2000 UK edition of GQ magazine, appearing on the cover naked except for diamond jewelry, reclining on fur, aboard Trump’s custom-fitted Boeing 727. Asked about the photos in 2016, Donald Trump said: “Melania was one of the most successful models, and she did many photo shoots, including for covers and major magazines. was a picture taken for a European magazine prior to my knowing Melania. In Europe, pictures like this are very fashionable and common”.
In 2010, Melania launched her own line of jewelry, Melania Timepieces, and Jewelry, for sale on QVC. She also marketed a Melania Marks Skin Care Collection at high-end department stores. According to a financial filing in 2016, her businesses brought in between US$15,000 and US$50,000 in royalties that year. In 2017, the two manufacturers of her jewelry and skincare products under license said they had terminated their relationship with her. On inauguration day her companies and products were listed in her official White House biography but were quickly removed. A White House spokesperson said her companies are no longer active and “the First Lady has no intention of using her position for profit and will not do so”.