9 Things You Didn’t Know About Melania Trump

Despite her husband’s larger-than-life persona, Melania Trump remains a bit of a mystery. She first stepped into the spotlight while making a campaign speech at the Republican National Convention back in July. But Melania and the Trump campaign incurred the wrath of social media after it was revealed that a speechwriter allegedly lifted part of the address from a speech First Lady Michelle Obama gave on behalf of her husband at the Democratic National Convention in 2008.

Since then, Melania’s remained largely a silent figure in the campaign. Aside from the speech disaster, here are nine more insights about the future first lady.

1. She Invited Hillary Clinton to Her Wedding
Donald and Melania first met in 1998 and married in 2005. According to the The Hollywood Reporter (and photographic evidence), Bill and Hil were among the guests at their (predictably) over-the-top ceremony.

2. Claims That She Received a College Degree Are in Question
Although her website bio says she graduated with a degree from a university in Slovenia, according to The Huffington Post she actually dropped out after her freshman year. When she was 18, she moved to Milan to pursue her modeling career.

3. Barbara Walters Thinks She’s Smart
After a 2015 look into the private lives of the Trumps for an episode of 20/20, Walters told Robin Roberts on Good Morning America, “Because she’s so beautiful, we don’t expect her to be as smart as she is.”

4. She’s a Jewelry Designer
In 2010, the model partnered with QVC to launch her own line of fashion jewelry and watches, which naturally features a replica of her own 15-carat engagement ring. Naturally.

5. She Speaks Five Languages
Yep, according to CBS News, the potential First Lady speaks Slovenian, French, Serbian, German, and English.

6. She Has a Caviar Skin-care Line
Because, duh. Are you really even rich if you don’t put caviar on your face? Her website claims it’s imported from a farm in France.

7. She Would Be the First First Lady to Ever Pose Nude
In 2000, Melania posed nude—handcuffed to a briefcase inside then-boyfriend Donald Trump’s private jet—in a photo shoot for British GQ. So there’s that.

8. She Tells Don What She Thinks
At a recent rally in Arizona, Trump told the crowd that his wife and eldest daughter Ivanka are on him to “act presidential,” Peoplereported. Melania, who admitted to Today that she wishes Donald would give up tweeting, told CNN in a recent interview: “I’m my own person, I tell him what I think. I’m standing very strong on the ground on my two feet and I’m my own person. And I think that’s very important in the relationship.”

9. She’ll Campaign Against Cyberbullying as First Lady
A few weeks before Election Day, Melania announced during a campaign speech in Pennsylvania that her cause as first lady will be fighting against cyberbullying. The announcement was met with criticism on social media (notably, this tweet from Lady Gaga) due to Trump’s penchant for starting Twitter wars.

Source: womenshealthmag

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