April 26, 2025

Melania Knavs Trump

April 26, 1970

Melania TrumpMelania Knavs Trump—Born April 26, 1970 (Novo Mesto, Slovenia).

White House Years:  2017-2021 

  • Melania Trump is the second foreign-born first ladies. The last time a foreign-born first lady entered the White House was Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams in 1825.
  • Melania Trump first earned recognition as a model at the age of sixteen, and later started her own jewelry and skincare lines.
  • As First Lady, Melania Trump emphasized her goal to end bullying on social media through her “Be Best”
  • Melania Trump made her first solo trip as first lady in 2018 to Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt.
  • Melania Trump used social media to get out her message including the need to wear a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Melania Trump is the first first lady to become a naturalized U.S. citizen; she was naturalized in 2006.
  • Melania Trump was the first first lady to be born in Slovenia, or continental Europe.
  • Melania Trump is the first first lady to have English be her second language.
  • Melania Trump is the first first lady to have flown in a V-22 Osprey aircraft.


  • You judge a society by how it treats its citizens. We must do our best to ensure that every child can live in comfort and security, with the best possible education.”

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