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What you don't know about Melania Trump


It seems you can turn nowhere nowadays without seeing or hearing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. But for as public as the New York billionaire is, his wife, Melania, is private.

For someone who could be the next first lady of the United States, much about her remains a mystery.

>>Related: These political power couples prove that love matters

Below are a few things we know about the Slovenian-born beauty:

She was born in the former Yugoslavia to a father who ran a car dealership and a mother who was a clothing designer.

She is now a naturalized U.S. citizen.

She is 46 years old; her birthday is April 26.

She began modeling at age 16.

She studied design and architecture at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia.

Her eyes are blue.

Her net worth is estimated to be at $10 million.

>>Related: Republican National Convention: Who are the scheduled speakers?

She designs jewelry and  timepieces.

She met Trump in November 1998 at a New York Fashion Week party. She was 28. He was 52.

She married Trump in 2005 -- her first marriage, his third.

She and Trump have one child, a son, named Baron.

She is 7 years older than Trump’s oldest child.

She is 5’11'' inches  tall – Trump is 6’2’’.

Her face has been on the covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, British GQ, Glamour and more. She has been featured in a photo layout in Sports Illustrated.

>>Related: Donald Trump: 'I love the poorly educated'

She wears a 25-carat diamond that was a gift from her husband for their 10th  wedding anniversary.

If she does become first lady, she will be the first to have been  born and raised in a communist country.

She would not be the first to have modeled professionally – Pat Nixon and Betty Ford both were models.

She speaks five languages -- Slovenian, English, French, Serbian and German.

>> Related: Donald and Melania Trump own a home in Palm Beach, Fla. To read Palm Beach Post's take on Melania, click here.


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