The White House released the first official portrait of First Lady, Melania Trump. Mrs. Trump says “I am honored to serve in the role of First Lady, and look forward to working on behalf of the American people over the coming years.”
According to the White House website, Melania Trump was born on April 26, 1970 in Slovenia. She began her modeling career at age sixteen.
She pursued a degree at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, but paused her studies to advance her modeling career in Milan and Paris before moving to New York in 1996.
Melania has appeared in high profile ad campaigns and worked with some of the top photographers in the fashion industry. She has appeared in numerous television commercials and television programs, including co-hosting The View with Barbara Walters.
In April 2005 Melania was Honorary Chairwoman for Martha Graham Dance Company.
She has been an Honorary Chairwoman for The Boy’s Club of New York for five consecutive years.
In 2005 The American Red Cross awarded her with Goodwill Ambassador which she has served for four years.
Melania married Donald Trump in January 2005. In March of 2006 they welcomed their first child, Barron William Trump.
In 2006 she was honored as Woman of the Year by the Police Athletic League.
In April of 2008, she was asked by Love Our Children USA and NASDAQ to participate in the Fifth Annual National Love Our Children Day and the beginning of National Child Abuse Prevention month by ringing the closing bell at NASDAQ.
In 2010, Melania was the Chairwoman for The American Heart Association which raised $1.7 Million for research.
In April 2010, Melania Trump launched her own jewelry collection.
Melania has focused her platform as First Lady on the problem of cyber bullying among our youth.