Melania Trump is the only First Lady to have posed nude and the first to have been born in a Communist country. Photos from her nude Shoots HERE.

In another first, she will be first foreign-born President’s wife in nearly 200 years.

The glamorous model, 46, has been branded a ‘trophy wife’ who lives in the shadow of her firebrand husband Donald.

But insiders say she is key part of Team Trump.

Melania Trump - Ogle Office; New York Post

After her much-maligned speech at the Republican National Convention, Melania now claims she will tackle cyber-bullying if her husband becomes President.

Here’s everything you need to know about property tycoon’s third wife.

Where was Melania Trump born?

Melania Knauss was raised in a tower block in communist Yugoslavia (now Slovenia).

She will become only the second First Lady to have been born outside the United States after Louisa Adams, the English wife of President John Quincy, who left office in 1829.

She can speak five languages including Slovenian, French, Serbian, German and English.

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What did Melania do before she met Donald?

Melania is the daughter of an Austrian man named Victor, who managed a chain of car and motorcycle dealerships.

Her Slovenian mother, Amalija, who, by various accounts, was either a fashion designer or a garment factory worker.

“My mom was in the fashion business. I was five years old when I did my first catwalk and did commercials at 16,” Melania told the website Parenting a few years ago.

He asked the teen if he could take some pictures of her.

“Melania was a very quiet, thin girl who appeared not to have too much aspiration for being a model,” Jerko told The New York Post last year.

“She struck me more like a bookworm. I never expected that she would become a world-famous beauty.”

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The teen went on to study architecture and design at the University of Ljubljana and later started travelling to Milan, where she signed on to an agency.

While in Italy, Melania — who changed her surname from Knavs to the more Germanic-sounding Knauss — was set on the path to meet her billionaire husband.

ID Models Management founder Paolo Zampolli, who befriended her when she was booking jobs in Paris and Milan, said: “I met Melania in a previous life. I invited her to join my agency in the United States.”

She moved to New York in 1996 on a work visa and has since appeared on the covers of New York Magazine, Vogue in Italy, Harper’s Bazaar in Bulgaria and GQ in the UK.

In 1995, she appeared in a lesbian-style shoot with fellow model Emma Erikson in which the pair posed naked alongside each other.


When did Melania marry Donald?

Her best friend at the time, Edit Molnar, said Melania met the 52-year-old Mr Trump at a party at the Kit Kat Club during New York Fashion Week in 1998.

According to Molnar, the model was initially “turned off” by the billionaire.

Melania said ‘He’s here with a woman. I am absolutely not giving him my number.’ She wouldn’t even consider it,” she told the New York Times.

Instead, Donald gave her all of his numbers — business and home — and she called him when she returned from a modeling trip.

She started dating notorious ladies man Trump following the collapse of his second marriage to Marla Maples.

They married in 2005 at a star-studded bash, which included Bill and Hillary Clinton, at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

GQ magazine reports that Melania’s Dior wedding dress cost $100,000 and took 550 hours to make.

Her 12-carat diamond wedding ring cost a whopping £1.5 million.

One year later, the pair’s son Barron Trump was born. Melania now refers to the 10-year-old as ‘Little Donald’ because of his love of wearing a suit and tie.

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What is Melania’s net-worth?

In the early days of her romance with Donald, as her fame and modeling career soared, Melania brushed off suggestions she was a gold digger.

“The press could be sometimes very mean,” she told the Times. “But I think you can’t be with the person if it’s not love, if they don’t satisfy you.”

Since marrying her billionare husband, Melania has launched her own jewellery and watch line which she reportedly designs herself.

According to, the 46-year-old is worth an estimated $11 million.

Photos of the Trump Tower penthouse suite she shares with Donald and Barron give her 42,400 Twitter followers a glimpse into their opulent Manhattan lifestyle.

The Louis XIV-style apartment is adorned with 24-carat gold and marble. There are crystal chandeliers and murals painted on the ceilings.


Does Melania agree with her husband’s politics?

Despite being an immigrant herself, Melania has been supportive of her husband’s tough stance on migrants.

After the Republican Presidential candidate referred to some Mexicans immigrants as ‘criminals’ and ‘rapists’, the mother-of-one hit back at critics pointing out that Trump was talking about ‘illegal immigrants’.

The model said she never broke the law while living here on a visa, telling MSNBC:

“I follow the law. I never thought to stay here without papers.”

In 2011, when Trump was pushing for President Obama to release his birth certificate, Melania — who became an American citizen in 2006 — backed up her husband in an interview with Joy Behar.

“In one way, it would be very easy if President Obama just show it,” she said.

“It’s not only Donald who wants to see it; it’s American people who voted for him and who didn’t vote for him.”


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