Apr 3, 2017

White House releases official bio and photo of Melania Trump

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The new White House bio on Melania Trump details the First Lady's career as a model and "her dedication to helping others."

Melania started modeling at 16 in Slovenia, has worked with top fashion photographers, married Donald Trump in 2005, has a "penchant and passion for the arts," donated her time to several charities and became a U.S. citizen in 2006. Trump's focus as First Lady hasn't changed since her campaign speech before the election:

Mrs. Trump cares deeply about issues impacting women and children, and she has focused her platform as First Lady on the problem of cyber bullying among our youth.

Full bio, here.

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