Things You Didn’t Know About Melania Trump

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Many of us have been hearing about Melania Trump lately because of her husband Donald’s current White House bid. While we’ve been hearing a lot about Donald Trump, many of us don’t know a thing about his gorgeous wife. We’re here to change that, so here are 10 things you didn’t know about Melania Trump:

10. Background

Born in Novo Mesto, Slovenia (part of former Yugoslavia), her father managed car and motorcycle dealerships for a state-owned vehicle manufacturer was a patternmaker at the childrens’ clothing manufacturer, Jutranjka. She has two siblings, an older sister, Ines, and an older half brother she has never met from her father’s previous relationship.


9. Living Well

Her family was relatively well off when she was growing up. They would vacation in France, Italy, Germany and Austria and her father owned an antique Mercedes.


8. Education

She studied design at the High School of Design in Ljubljana and architecture and design at Slovenia’s University of Ljubljana, but dropped out after her first year and started modeling.


7. Model

The brunette bombshell began modeling when she was 16 and at the age of 18 she signed with a modeling agency in Milan, Italy. She did very well in Europe, but not supermodel well.

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6. Multi-Lingual

The Eastern European beauty is multi-lingual. She speaks Slovenian, English, French and German, as well as Serbo-Croatian.

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5. Meeting Trump

The brunette beauty met her husband Donald Trump back in 1998 at a party during fashion week. He was 52 and she was 28. He had a date with him that night, but he asked for Melania’s number anyway, but she refused to give it and instead asked him for his. “If I give him my number, I’m just one of the women he calls,” she told GQ. “I wanted to see what his intention is. It tells you a lot from the man what kind of number he gives you. He gave me all of his numbers.” She waited a week before calling him.

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4. Multitalented

Melania has a skin care line and has done timepiece and jewelry collections for QVC and has done a handful of guest appearances on The View.

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3. Aging Gracefully

The former model denies having had any plastic surgery or Botox. “A lot of people say I am using all the procedures for my face. I didn’t do anything. I live a healthy life, I take care of my skin and my body,” she told GQ, “I’m against Botox, I’m against injections; I think it’s damaging your face, damaging your nerves. It’s all me. I will age gracefully, as my mom does.”

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2. Charitable

She is active in several charities, including the American Red Cross, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Boys’ Club of New York.

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1. Relationship with Donald Trump

Melania and Donald Trump broke up soon after they initially started dating. According to her friend, she had some issues trusting him. Within six months, however, they were back together, but she kept her own apartment until they finally got married.

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Cate has a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature and has been the Managing Editor of Fame10 for more than 6 years. Despite having a love for the works of Thomas Hardy, Leo Tolstoy and Lord Byron, she also has an intense fascination with pop culture. When she isn’t writing for Fame10, she’s planning her next big adventure in Southeast Asia.