Melania Trump

Born:April 26, 1970 (age 54)
Career:First Lady of the United States, 2017-2021

Melania Trump served as first lady of the United States from 2017-2021, the wife of the 45th president of the United States, Donald J. Trump. She was the second foreign-born first lady, after Louisa Adams, the British-born wife of President John Quincy Adams, who served from 1825-1829.

Trump, née Melania Knauss, was born in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, on April 26, 1970. She began a modeling career at the age of 16, and studied at the University of Ljubljana for one year. She married businessman Donald Trump on January 22, 2005, and became a U.S. citizen in 2006.

Trump spoke at the Republican National Convention in the summer of 2016, but played a relatively small role in both of his presidential campaigns. She launched BE BEST, an awareness campaign that strives to promote a world for children based on healthy living, kindness and respect, in 2018.

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