Melania Trump AKA Melanija Knavs was born on April 26, 1970, in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. She is well-known for being the wife of 45th United States President Donald Trump who is one of the powerful people in the world. Melania got massive recognition when she became the First Lady of the United States. Therefore, her stardom has made people being curious about her personal issues and facts including a question “Does Melania Trump Have Siblings?” The answer is “yes.” Melania Trump has an elder sister named Ines Knauss and is also blessed with a half-brother from her father’s past relationship. Let’s explore in detail about bio below:
Early Life and Education
The First Lady of the United States Melanija Knavs was born in Novo Mesto, Slovenia to the parents named Amalija (mother) and a Viktor Knavs (father). Her father was a dealer who used to manage car and motorcycle for a vehicle manufacturer. Likewise, her mother was a patternmaker by profession who used to work in Sevnica at the children’s clothing manufacturer Jutranjka.
From her childhood days, she was a talented child who used to participate in fashion shows alongside other children of the factory’s employee. Relating to does Melania Trump have siblings, she has an elder sister named Ines. Though she has a half-brother from her dad’s past marriage life, Melania Trump never met her brother.
Knaws spent her early life in a modest apartment in Lower Sava Valley. She and her sister were baptized secretly because her father was bound to a state atheism policy as he was in the League of Communists of Slovenia. Talking about her education, she went to the Secondary School of Design and Photography and later attended the University of Ljubljana for studying architecture and design. However, she dropped the University after one year attending it.
Career and Professional Life
Melanija Knavs started working as a model since she turned five years old. At the age of sixteen, she started working for various commercials including her work for Slovenian fashion photographer Stane Jerko. After two years, she came into a contract with a modeling agency based in Milan, Italy. Later. In 1992, she became the runner-up in the Look of the Year which is a contest organized by the Jana Magazine.
She dropped her University in order to pursue her further modeling career by working for fashion houses in Paris and Milan. The biggest step in her modeling career was when Melania met Paolo Zampolli who is the co-owner of the Metropolitan Models and a friend of Donald Trump as well. He invited Melania to the United States and assuring her to represent her. Therefore, she went to the New York City in 1996 and started living with a roommate named Matthew Atanian who was a photographer by profession in Zeckendorf Towers’s apartment.
Later she achieves a legal permission to work in the United States which was a great step in her modeling career. After her marriage with Trump, she has always supported her in his every step of life whether it is the presidential campaign or other personal support.
On January 20, 2017, Melania Trump became the First Lady of the United States and continued residing at Trump Tower and later moved to the White House in June 2017. “Muse” is said to be her secret code name.
Melanija Knavs became engaged with Donald in 2004 and married after a year on January 22, 2005, in an Anglican service. Their wedding ceremony was organized in Palm Beach, Florida at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea. The ceremony was a grand event which welcomed numerous celebrities including Star Jones, P. Diddy, Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Shaquille O’Neal, Barbara Walters, Rudy Giuliani, Kelly Ripa, then-Senator Hillary Clinton, Conrad Black and Bill Clinton, former President of the United States. The event became the talk of the town and was covered by almost every of the popular media. She was looking amazing in the dress designed by John Galliano worth 200,000 USD.
After getting married to Donald, she obtained U.S. citizenship and holds the record of being the first naturalized citizen becoming the First Lady of U.S. From their conjugal life, the couple welcomed their first child as a son named Barron William Trump. The baby’s first name was suggested by Donald whereas his middle name was suggested by herself.
Talking about Melania Trump facts, her native language is said to be Slovene. She is fluent and good at speaking Serbo-Croatian and is also able to speak German, Italian, English and French. While she was visiting Vatican City with her husband in May 2017, she disclosed a fact that she was a Catholic.
According to some wiki sites, Melanija Knavs height is 5 feet and 11 inches whereas her weight is maintained to 63kg. She is fitness freak and her body measurement is 38-26-37 inches. Her bra size is 34D, Cup size is D, shoe size is 10 and dress size is 6 as per the U.S. measurement. The former model follows a strict diet and workout routines and thus has a well-maintained body even at the age of late 40’s.
Salary and Net worth
Melania Trump’s net worth is $50 million as per some reliable online sources. So, how does she make such enormous amount of money? Most of her fortune is contributed by her earnings that she has amassed from her modeling career. It is said that she has a jewelry line which is definitely making a good profit. She has been utilizing her worth for good purpose as Trump has contributed to the Martha Graham Dance Company, the American Red Cross, the Police Athletic League, the Boys Club of New York and much more social organization. Melania Trump’s husband Donald has a jaw-dropping net worth of 3.1 billion USD.
Wiki and Facts
Melanija Knavs became a permanent resident of the United States in 2001 and become the country’s citizen in 2006 after getting married to Donald Trump. Melania’s biography is presented by many of the wiki sites including Wikipedia. As of now, more than 1.6 followers are following her Instagram profile @flotus and more than 10.3 million followers on her Twitter @flotus profile. Her social account is managed by the Office of First Lady Melania Trump.