Unapologetically coiffed to the nines, and often underestimated, Melania Trump is a steady powerhouse — a mother, executive, philanthropist, and partner-in-chief. She’s a willing participant, ready to face the challenges ahead while maintaining a fierce confidence in herself. Here are some of the ways Melania has transformed over the years.
The eventual First Lady, Melania kept a low profile during her husband’s presidential campaign, only sometimes appearing on social media and giving carefully composed interviews in her penthouse. In one such interview with 20/20 in 2015, Melania justified her absence on the campaign trail, saying it was her own decision not to join her husband.
Even after Donald was elected, Melania continued to lie low. In order to reportedly keep Barron enrolled in his school for the rest of the 2017 school year, the first lady and her son waited to move into the White House until June 2017. And even in 2019, she’s continued to shield Barron — as well as herself — from the spotlight.
A history professor at Ohio University who studies first ladies told the Associated Press that Melania is one of the most reclusive first ladies in United States history.
Watch the video to see the rest of Melania Trump’s head-turning transformation!
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The next Jackie O? | 1:25
Literal fashion statement | 2:23
Loving high heels | 3:29
Inner Michelle Obama? | 4:04