Jan 29, 2018
She was born in Novo Mesto of Slovenia and grew up in Sevnica.
She worked as a fashion model for agencies in Milan and Paris, later moving to New York City in 1996.
In 2001, she became a permanent resident of the United States. She married Donald Trump in 2005 and obtained U.S. citizenship in 2006.
She is the first naturalized U.S. citizen to become First Lady of the United States.
In 1992, she was named runner-up in the Jana Magazine “Look of the Year” contest, held in Ljubljana, which promised its top three contestants an international modeling contract.
In September 1998, she met real estate mogul Donald Trump at a party thrown by Zampolli at the Times Square nightclub the Kit Kat Club.
After becoming engaged in 2004, Melina married Donald Trump on January 22, 2005.