"When we walk into a restaurant, I watch grown men weep," that's how Donald Trump said on the effect beauty Melania Knauss has on other people. Indeed his wife Melania Knauss-Trump does have the face and the body to be proud to show off. And she has been pround to... In addition, Melania Knauss, a former but still admired model from Slovenia, is 24 years his junior. Have you even known – that much?
Melania Knauss is widely recognized in Europe as a supermodel, having done magazine spreads and fashion shows across the continent. At the same time, she did not achieve that level of fame in the United States.
In 1999, she met Donald Trump, a US billionaire and real estate magnate, at a fashion event. Her notoriety was raised by several times after appearing on the Howard Stern show with Trump and revealing their sex life.
In 1999 Trump announced that he was considering running for the Reform Party presidential nomination. However, it was Melania Knauss but not the potential presidential candidate that got all the attention. Allure magazine got Melania to do some bold pictures and in fact she secured a modeling job for the magazine, and the tabloid Celebrity Sleuth ranked her No. 9 in its 25 Sexiest Women of 2001 list.
Before that, a nude layout of Melania was published by the British GQ magazine, including the cover shot in January 2000.
The unstable relationship of the couple strengthened after the debut of The Apprentice, the Trump's successful business-oriented reality TV show. Knauss has appeared on the program and on the 2003 Miss USA Pageant, which Trump owns, as a celebrity judge. Lately, Melania has become a media godsend, appearing with Trump at the 2004 Academy Awards, several fashion shows in New York and every A-list celebrity party. In April 2004, her engagement to Donald Trump was announced.
Melania and Donald Trump finally married in January 2005. Even though Melania voted against airing the wedding on TV, the following reception at Trump's Mar-A-Lago estate and their wedding ceremony itself were widely covered by the media, with the fact that Knauss wore a $200,000 dress made by the house of Christian Dior frequently noted. The cake at the reception was a 50 pound orange Grand Marnier cake with a Grand Marnier buttercream filling, covered with 3,000 roses, constructed by the chef at Mar-A-Lago.
In March 2006 Melania Knauss-Trump gave birth to a boy, whom the parents named Barron William Trump. Barron looks a lot like Donald Jr. to some people, but as to us, he is just the second edition of his mom. The same lips, eyes, hair and cheeks.
In the meantime, Melanie looks gorgeous like always…