Melania Trump Modeling Career Highlights

So who is this 5-foot-11, 35-24-35 model who would be first lady?

Born Melanija Knavs in Slovenia in 1970 when it was part of Yugoslavia, she’s the daughter of an Austrian man named Victor, who managed a chain of car and motorcycle dealerships, and a Slovenian woman, Amalija, who, by various accounts, was either a fashion designer or a garment factory worker.

“My mom was in the fashion business. I was 5 years old when I did my first catwalk and did commercials at 16,” Melania told the website Parenting a few years ago. “I went professional after my studies. My mom loved fashion. We loved to travel and go to Italy and Paris.”