She enrolled in the city’s secondary school of design and photocopy and studied architecture and design at the University of Ljubljana but dropped out in her first year. Melanie was brought up in Slovenia, where she worked as a fashion model in the European fashion capitals of Milan and Paris, after which she moved to New York in 1996. She has a connection with Irene Marie models and trump model management. Melania married Donald Trump in 2005 and gave birth to their son Barron in 2006. She acquired American citizenship by naturalistic and by doing so, she became the second natural used woman after Louisa Adams and also the first non-native English speaker titled as First Lady.
Melania Trump career
Melania engaged in modeling at the age of five. She dedicated herself to modeling at sixteen when she first posed for the Slovenian fashion photographer Stane Jerko for the first time. She changed the Slovene version of her last name Knavs to the German version Knauss when she entered her modeling career.
She signed an agreement with a modeling agency in Milan, Italy, at eighteen. In 1992, she was second in the Jana Magazine Look of the Year contest, organized in Ljubljana. After dropping out of college in one year, she worked in fashion houses in Paris and Milan there in 1995; she met Metropolitan Models co-owner Paolo Zampolli, a friend of her future husband, Donald Trump. Zampolli encouraged her to visit the U.S., where he would wish to represent her. In 1996, Knauss traveled to Manhattan.
Melania was involved in a sexy photo shoot for the January 1996 issue of Max ( a French men’s magazine) and another female model. She also posed naked except for a few pieces of diamond jewelry for the cover page of the January 2000 U.K. edition of G.Q. magazine. When questioned about the photos in 2016, Donald Trump said, “Media was one of the most successful models, and she did many photo shoots, including for covers and major magazines. The Max photo was a picture taken for a European magazine before I knew Melania. In Europe, pictures like this are very fashionable and common”.
Melanie, in 2010, came up with her line of jewelry, Melania Timepieces, and jewelry for sale on QVC (Quality Value Convenience – American flagship shopping channel specializing in televised home shopping). She also marketed a Melania Marks Skin Care Collection at departmental stores. According to a financial estimate, her business profited between US$ 15000 and US$50000 in 2010. However, in 2017, two of her licensed manufacturer ended their partnership with her. Over this, a White House spokesperson marked that” her company is not active, and the First Lady has no intention of using her position for profit and will not do so.”
Knauss moved to the U.S. from Slovenia in 1996 on a visitor’s visa. She started earning in the state as a model before obtaining an H-1B work visa(an H-1 B visa allows U.S. employers to employ foreign workers in specialized occupations). She acquired permanent residency when she dated Donald Trump under the EB-1 visa, which is employment-based permanent habitation for people with “extraordinary abilities. “As per The Washington Post in 2018, Kauss’s achievements included “runaway shows in Europe, a Camel cigarette billboard ad in Times Square, and the biggest being the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated, showing her on the beach. In a bikini hugging a six-foot while.” According to the analysis of Joel Gunter of the BBC, Melania Trump does not seem extraordinary in her modeling career; she did not earn any awards or even did not write about her work in any publication.
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Melania Trump -the First Lady of the United States
Melania achieved this title on January 20, 2017. She told CNN that her aim as First Lady would be to help women and children, especially cyberbullying among children.
On March 8 that is on International Women’s Day, 2017, she made her first appearance at a White House event. She spoke to a woman audience about her life and work toward gender equality domestically and abroad, including the role of education for women. She served as the First Lady from 2017 -2021.
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