Melania Trump

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The Origins - Melania was born in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, on April 26, 1970. She is the second of the two daughters of Amalija Ulcnik and Viktor Knavs.

Did She Really go to College? - One of young Melania's goals was to study architecture. Admission to the University of Ljubljana was conditional on passing a certain number of entrance exams.


Her Modeling Debut - At just 17 years old she attracted the attention of a photographer who asked her to pose for him.


Melania and Donald Trump - Donald Trump and Melania Knauss met for the first time at New York Fashion Week in 1998, when they began dating.

America's Most Enigmatic First Lady - America's most enigmatic First Ladies the Slovenian model had a different idea in mind when she dreamed of becoming famous.

The Wedding and Barron's Arrival - The two married in 2005 and, a year later, in 2006, welcomed Barron, Melania's only child and Donald's fifth.

The 2nd foreign-born First Lady - Is the second First Lady in history not to be born in the United States. Louisa Catherine Johnson, wife of John Quincy Adams.

A Life With Total Privacy - "Melania publicly supports her husband, but privately prefers a life with total privacy and without media attention."

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