Long before she ever imagined she would become the First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump was just another beautiful girl trying to break into the modeling world.
Melania isn’t the first female presidential style icon, nor is she the only one with stunning beauty. But her specific combination of style, beauty, foreign roots and reserved demeanor help make the current FLOTUS one of a kind. So where did she come from and how did modeling help shape who she is today? Keep reading to find out.
Fashion is in the family
Melania is from a small town in Slovenia and says she has always had an interest in fashion and modeling. Born Melanjia Knavs, she claims she knitted sweaters herself. Her father Viktor Knavs was a car dealer and her mother, Amalija, was a children’s clothing designer.
As Melania said People in 2016, “I have always loved fashion. My mother was a fashion designer, so it was always in my blood.
Following: His career started early.