With her pouting lips, sultry gaze, and sinuous form she stands a careful distance away from the man who may become the next president of the United States at post-debate appearances.
Most first ladies of the past have projected a wholesome, virtuous image, with narrow exceptions for stylistic flair and varying levels of engagement in the political process.
Yet any school child assigned to write a report about the next first lady – if indeed it is Melania Trump – will stumble upon a rash of scantily clad photos by doing a simple Google search. Depending on whether or not there are internet filters in place – they may even find her displayed in all the glory of her birthday suit.
“She would be the only first lady to have posed in the buff while lying on a fur blanket handcuffed to a leather briefcase, as she did aboard Trump’s jet for British GQ in 2000,” quoting the Washington Post.
It will give new meaning to the first lines of our national anthem: “Oh say can you see…”
Born Melania Knauss, she grew up in Slovenia’s Lower Sava Valley (then part of Yugoslavia). Her father managed auto dealerships and her mother was a fashion designer.
She began her modeling career at age 16 and by 18 had already signed on with a modeling agency in Milan, Italy. Her highly successful modeling career allowed her to grace the covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, andGlamour.
Melania was also featured as a bikini model in the 2000 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, considered soft porn by some.