Melania Trump Childhood
Melania Trump was born on April 26, 1970, in Sevnica. Sevnica is a small town in Slovenia with a population of about 5,000 people. The town may be small but it is mentioned in history as early as 1217 AD, which was 275 years before Christopher Columbus discovered America. Melania was born Melanija Knavs but she later changed her name to Melania in a bid to advance her modelling career. Melania was born during the tough communist times of the Slovenian country but her parents worked hard enough to provide for her and her siblings. Melania has one sister named Ines, and a half-brother from her father’s previous relationship, whom she has never met.
Melania Trump as a teen
Melania’s father, Viktor Knavs, worked as the chauffeur to the mayor at the time he met Melania’s mother, Amalija Ulcnik. Viktor then changed jobs to become a car parts salesman. The family had a membership to the Communist Party and as such, they enjoyed having access to foreign. Melania’s mother Amalija was a pattern maker for a local children’s clothing manufacturing company. As such, she exposed Melania to the fashion world from the early age of 5 years when she started modelling as a child. Melania took interest in her mother’s work and often drew designs, which her mother would transform into clothing for her and her sister to wear.
Viktor Knavs worked had enough to build his family a house on the banks of Sava River in Sevnica. The family later moved to Ljubljana and maintained the home as a weekend getaway since Melania and her sister studied in the city. Melania’s modelling career started taking shape at the age of 16 when she met Stane Jerko, a Slovenian fashion photographer, on the staircase of a fashion show. The photographer approached Melania and proposed having a photo shoot with her. Melania called Stane after a week and took the first set of photos. Her second set of photos convinced the photographer that Melania was ideal model material.
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