Melania Trump the wife of the new American President elect,Donald Trump is the latest in a list of glamorous 1st ladies who have wooed America and dazzled the world.She is expected to follow Jackie Kennedy and Michelle Obama as women who brought poise and glamour to the presidency.She will also become America’s first foreign-born first lady in two centuries. Elegant with a dazzling smile, the 46-year-old native Slovenian was at her husband’s side in New York early Wednesday 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 less than a week ago in Pennsylvania at her only solo campaign appearance, playing up the property mogul’s softer side. Melania also tried to take the rough edges off her husband and showed stage presence in a prime-time speech at the Republican National Convention back in July, captivating a hall of cheering delegates.
“He’s tough when he has to be, but he’s also kind and fair and caring,” she said, describing her husband as “intensely loyal” to family, friends, employees and the country. “If you want someone to fight for you and your country, I can assure you, he’s the guy.” But the golden opportunity to tell America her story went horribly awry: US media noticed striking similarities with a speech current First Lady Michelle Obama delivered to the Democratic convention in 2008. Her husband swiftly came to her defense, without acknowledging any plagiarism. “It was truly an honor to introduce my wife, Melania.
But she said he had been egged on by a TV host who was with him on a bus on which he made the hot mic comments. “I don’t know that person that would talk that way and that he would say that kind of stuff,” she said, before writing if off as “boy talk.” At a humor-filled charity dinner after the last of the three presidential debates, Trump himself cracked a joke at her expense about her convention speech. He said: “Michelle Obama gives a speech and everyone loves it. It’s fantastic. They think she’s absolutely great. My wife Melania gives the exact same speech and people get on her case. And I don’t get it.” – Glamorous life – Born Melanija Knavs in Slovenia — then part of Yugoslavia — to a fashion-industry mother and a car-salesman father, she studied design and architecture before leaving for Milan and Paris to launch her modelling career. That brought her to the United States in 1996, where two years later she met Trump. She later became his third wife. At the convention, she said becoming a US citizen, in 2006, was “the greatest privilege on planet earth.”
Her American experience has certainly been far removed from that of the average immigrant. Her Twitter account — inactive since Trump declared his candidacy — reflects the privileged lifestyle of a jet-setter traveling between a lavish New York apartment and residences in Florida. She has tweeted photographs from high-society gatherings and major sporting events, as well as recollections of her red-carpet saunters and charity functions. In each image, Melania appears impeccably dressed. When Donald and Melania married in January 2005 in Florida, the cost of her Dior dress was estimated at $200,000. Among the invited celebrities was Hillary Clinton, the defeated Democratic presidential candidate. Initially, Melania did not seem to be entirely on board with the idea of her husband running for president.