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The rise and rise of Mrs. Donald Trump

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 01:31

They say that beside every good man is a good woman and, in the case of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, that woman is Melania his wife, originally from Slovenia but now, possibly heading to the White House as first lady. Rob Muir has more.

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==RESENDING, CORRECTING MELANIA TRUMP'S PLACE OF BIRTH TO SEVNICA. APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE== She's among the most glamorous candidate spouses ever to hit the campaign trail. Forty-five year old Melania Trump, third wife of real estate mogul and Republican contender Donald Trump...and potentially, America's next First Lady. She's come a long way. Born Melania Knavs in Sevnica, Slovenia, she first came to public attention as a fashion model. Photographer Stane Jerko remembers her well. (SOUNDBITE) (Slovenian) FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER, STANE JERKO, SAYING: "I first met Melania in 1987, when I was leaving a fashion show. Shortly before the show was about to end I left the hall, and on the staircase outside I saw some girl, who struck me as very tall, slim, with long hair and immediately I thought she had great modeling potential." He turned out to be right. Seventeen-year-old Melania's career took off on a path that would take to her to Milan and the United States... where she met Donald Trump at a party in New York in 1998. They were married in January 2005. (SOUNDBITE) (Slovenian) FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER, STANE JERKO, SAYING: "She could, as a Slovenian, and now an American, become the First Lady with Donald Trump. I have to say, I would be very pleased and happy for helping her become what she is, by taking those first photos which started her career in fashion modeling." And now, with the presidential campaign in full swing, Melania Trump is practicing for what may be her next career. First Lady of the United States.

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The rise and rise of Mrs. Donald Trump

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 01:31