Melania Trump Modeling Career Highlights

Well-mannered and shy, Melanija attended the Secondary School of Design and Photography in Ljubljana and studied at the University of Ljubljana for one year before dropping out. Jerko lost touch with her when she started traveling to Milan, where, at age 18, she signed on to an agency.

It was in Italy that Melania — who changed her surname from Knavs to the more Germanic-sounding Knauss — was set on the path to meet The Donald.