Meet Melania Trump, the former supermodel who just became America’s next first lady.
Donald Trump has been dominating the news cycle ever since he announced his presidential campaign bid in June 2015, but the public knows significantly less about his glamorous wife. Throughout the election, Melania kept out of spotlight and shyed away from the press. With the exception of a few high-profile events—the debates, the convention—she preferred to stay off the campaign trail, instead caring for their son Barron at home in New York.
Despite keeping a low profile during Trump’s campaign trail, Melania is now in the spotlight as she prepares to assume the role of First Lady of the United States on January 20, 2017, and she will undoubtedly be an unusual and historic first lady. She’s a former model born and raised in Slovenia, she’s Trump’s third wife, and she’s 24 years his junior.
So, how did a young model growing up in a communist country end up becoming first lady of the United States?
While the world will likely learn much more about Melania over the next four years, for now, here are 20 things you might not know about the next first lady and her fascinating life.