From an apartment overlooking smoke-filled factories in Communist Yugoslavia to the international runway, now billionaire wife, a heart beat away from the White House …
Meet Melania Trump, wife of GOP presidential front runner Donald Trump
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Donald Trump smiles as wife Melania Trump greets the crowd during a campaign event at the Verizon Center in Manchester, New Hampshire
How Melania Trump left her bleak Communist upbringing behind: From a childhood apartment overlooking smoke-filled Yugoslav factories all the way to the White House. Donald Trump’s third wife Melania traces her roots to Sevnica, Slovenia. Industrial town’s landscape is dominated by smoke and factory buildings. Then known as Melanija Knavs, she grew up in Communist-run Yugoslavia. Her family lived in an eight-story apartment block in the middle of town. Childhood friends recount how town ‘was too small’ for the aspiring model
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Trump’s fashion and modelling career became a reality after she moved to the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, where she was spotted by chance by photographer Stane Jerko in the street
Overlooked by Communist-era apartment blocks and ever-smoking factory chimneys, the Slovenian home town of the third wife of Donald Trump is a far cry from the luxurious life as Melania Trump a glamorous former model, the wife of the U.S. Republican presidential front-runner and mother of a 10 year old young son.Melania traces her roots back to Slovenia’s sleepy industrial town of Sevnica.