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10 things you May not know about Melania Trump

12 November 2016 – Kathmandu  – Just two days back America has concluded its presidential election and A Businessman turned to be politician elected as next President of  one of the most powerful nation on earth. There are hundreds of rumors and scandal highlighted after the election result and some of the people take to the streets of America to protest against the man that become their next President.

One of the scandal is his affairs with various ladies in the past and his model wife Melania Trump. What is the facts and who is she? To know more about her, here are few information about Set to be the US First Lady, Melania Trump brings poise and glamour to the presidency of her husband Donald Trump, and will become America’s first foreign-born first lady in two centuries.

Mrs Melania Trump
Next First Lady to be in America – Mrs Melania Trump with his President Elect husband Donald J Trump

Elegant with a dazzling smile, the 46-year-old native Slovenian was at her husband’s side in New York when he declared victory, a discreet source of support, out of the camera frame.

She has maintained that same low-key presence throughout the long and grueling campaign, during which she tried to humanize her husband, 24 years her elder.

“He will make a fantastic president,” she said in Pennsylvania at her only solo campaign appearance, playing up the property mogul’s softer side.

Here are 10 things you should know about her:

1. She was born on April 26, 1970 as Melanija Knavs in Slovenia — then part of Yugoslavia — to a fashion-industry mother and a car-salesman father.

2. She studied design and architecture before leaving for Milan and Paris to launch her modelling career.

3. She grew up with her younger sister, and later discovered that she had an older half brother.

4. Melania met her future husband Donald Trump at a New York fashion party in 1998. Although she first refused to date him, the couple eventually began establishing a relationship and were engaged in 2004.

5. When Donald and Melania married in January 2005 in Florida, the cost of her Dior dress was estimated at $200,000.

6. In 2006, she gave birth to Barron William Trump. Their son is husband Donald’s fifth child. She became a US citizen the same year.

7. When Trump announced that he would be running for president in the 2016 elections, Melania’s private life was pushed to the spotlight. Her modelling work was considered racy, and one of the first controversial pictures that started circulating online was her 2000 British GQ spread that had her lying naked on a fur blanket.

8. In July 2016, Melania Trump gave a speech at the Republican National Convention, which in some parts, were found to be identical to Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention speech. Initially claiming she wrote the speech, Trump was lambasted by the media and the public for plagiarism.

9. Melania will be America’s first foreign-born first lady since Louisa Adams, wife of John Quincy Adams, who was president from 1825-1829. Adams was born in England.

10. Melania is fluent in five languages: Slovenian, English, French, Serbian and German.

Source: With inputs from AFP

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