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Twelve Photos Of Melania Trump’s Pre-First Lady Days


Melania Trump might be many things, but one thing she is not: Slovakian. Despite what many websites might tell you, the First Lady of the United States is Slovenian, born in the Republic of Slovenia, more than 400 miles away from the Slovak Republic.

Now that we have that settled, let’s get to it. Although she has become a real media darling since the moment her husband Donald Trump entered the presidential race, Melania Knavs has led an eventful life and had a successful modeling career long before she met the New York City billionaire. Modeling since the age of five, she was already working in the Italian and European fashion capital, Milan during her teens. She moved to New York City in 1996 where she met Donald Trump who she married in 2005. Here are some of the best pictures of her from before her husband’s presidency.

1. A seventeen-year-old Melania during a photo shoot in her native Slovenia


Source: Univision

2. The now-famous photoshoot was done by Slovenian photographer Stane Jerko


Source: Univision

3. It included a pose in a white eyelet dress


Source: The Sun

4. Attending the MetroGuide launch party in 1999


Source: New York Daily News Archive | Getty Images

5. Modeling for Redbook magazine in 2000


Source: The Finley Shirt

6. In front of a Christmas tree at the Florida Mar-a-Lago estate in 2002


Source: Davidoff Studios Photography | Getty Images

7. Posing with a model at Playboy’s 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2003


Source: James Devaney | Getty Images

8. Attending the NBC All-Star Party wearing a sequined silver gown in 2004


Source: Gregg DeGuire | Getty Images

9. With Donald and his daughter Ivanka during the annual Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala in 2004


Source: Evan Agostini | Getty Images

10. Backstage at the 2005 Emmy Awards, wearing her engagement ring


Source: Mathew Imaging | Getty Images

11. Wearing a platinum wig for Woody Johnson’s “Wig Out” birthday party in 2007


Source: Patrick McMullan | Getty Images

12. With her son Barron while his dad was being presented with his Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 2007


Source: Jean Baptiste Lacroix | Getty Images

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