Photoshoot 16-year-old Melania Trump
• Photoshoot 16-year-old Melania Trump
Before becoming the US first lady, Melania Trump, nee Knauss, went a long way to becoming a model. Her modeling career began as a teenager in his native Slovenia. Today, looking at her first pictures, it is difficult to know in lanky and angular girl that beauty, which she then turned.
Melania was only 16 when she was noticed by renowned Slovenian photographer Stein Jerk. He was waiting for his friend when he came across a beautiful young girl. It was in January 1987.
"My view has always been looking for a professional photographer to shoot the girls for fashion, advertising, so I immediately noticed this tall girl, attractive, slender, with a good figure and long legs" - says Gerken.
Photographer invited her to his studio for the test shoot. The current US first lady remembered Stein Jerk initially as shy and reserved, but in front of the camera, she quickly emancipated.
Pictures came "very promising." It is from these images Melania was his first portfolio, with whom he went to conquer the podium.
When friends photographers working in the field of fashion, they saw the pictures, they immediately came out with a girl on the link. In the fall of 1987 Melania graduated from modeling school and start shooting for a fashion magazine.
At that time, Melania Knauss studied at the Faculty of Architecture and Design of the University of Ljubljana, but after just one year left school, opting for a model career.
Soon Melanie was invited to work in Milan and Paris, and only then, in 1996, she moved to New York, where there was a fateful meeting with Donald Trump.
As for Stein jerk, then at the very beginning of the work with the future first lady, he thought that Melanie is very good future in the modeling business, but after a couple of shooting photographer lost his enthusiasm.
"Its appearance is perfectly suited to become a model, but it lacked energy, a certain charm, which you pass through your eyes, through your personality. If you have something that, say, comes from the heart, can be seen in the photograph, "- said the photographer.
Quite possibly, the photographer then bitterly mistaken ...
According to a poll Washington Post / ABC, Melania was recognized as the least popular wife of the presidential candidate. But she herself is in no way touches. She admitted once reporters he did not expect sympathy from anyone else.