From Communism to catwalk: Mrs Trump's Slovenian hometown

If Donald Trump does win in November, Melania Trump would be the first presidential wife to be born outside the US since 1825Until recently, Sevnica was best known for its lingerie and furniture factories and a charming 900-year-old castle. It was in this small industrial Slovenian town of 5,000 people, back when it was part of Communist Yugoslavia, that Trump’s current wife, Melania Trump, 24 years his junior, came into the world on April 26, 1970. “Melania and her sister, they were very beautiful and cute, very kind with neighbours,” Emil, a local pensioner, told AFP next to the unremarkable apartment block where Melania, born Melanija Knavs, grew up.

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