Many people think of Jackie Kennedy as the First Lady who defined beauty and elegance, but our First Lady Melania Trump is a force to be reckoned with. While Melania has not been one for the spotlight in the past – compared to her husband, that is – Melania has actually built quite a career and name for herself, even before Donald Trump came into her life. She is classy and sophisticated, adventurous and hard working. Here are five reasons why Melania Trump can be admired by all, regardless of political affiliation.

1) She has beauty and brains

Melania Trump is obviously beautiful.  She took advantage of that by launching an enormously successful modeling career at a young age. Melania started her career at age 16, traveling mostly between Paris and Milan until finally settling down in New York City in the 90s. She worked with numerous top fashion photographers.  Melania landed covers on global magazines, like Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, GQ, Vogue, Allure, and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.  In addition to all of this, there is more to Melania Trump than meets the eye. She is fluent in five languages: Slovenian, English, French, Serbian and German, to be exact.

2) She is an entrepreneur

Following her career as a model, Melania has also tried her hand in business. In 2010, she released a successful and affordable QVC jewelry line, as well as a skin care line made from high-quality caviar – would you expect anything less from a Trump? In entertainment, Melania has made minor appearances in commercials, was a guest co-host on The View, and is an active philanthropist having served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the American Red Cross. 

3) She is a hands-on mother

Melania raises Barron, the youngest Trump child, without the help of a nanny or hired help. She takes pride in being a good parent. Melania helps her son with his homework, takes him to and from school and activities, and adjusts her schedule to be with her son. Her number one focus is being a mother.  Because Donald travels often for work, Melania tries to create consistency for her son. Seeing a First Lady that works hard as a parent is a wonderful example for America.

4) She is a proud American

Being only the second foreign-born First Lady, Melania fell in love with America on some of her early modeling jobs that brought her overseas. According to attorney Michael J. Wildes, who has represented Donald Trump’s companies, she legally obtained work visas to work in the U.S. After, she got a green card for legal, permanent residency in 2001. She became a U.S. citizen in 2006.  Melania is an advocate for legal immigration.  She has first-hand experience to demonstrate that becoming a U.S. citizen is a process to strive for and respect.

5) She is not afraid to tell the Donald “no.”

While Donald is usually surrounded by “yes-men,” Melania has often said she is not afraid to say “no” to or disagree with her husband. In a 60 Minutes interview, she stated that she tells Donald “all the time” if he has crossed a line. Melania was also not afraid to voice to the press earlier in Donald’s campaign that she wished he would have acted more “presidential.”

Melania is a good balance for our President-elect.  She shows that her heart, morals, and values are for family, class, patriotism, and hard work. She has handled herself with grace and elegance throughout the election, despite vicious attacks from the Left.  Melaniahas her sights set on continuing to improve our country for future generations. Melania seems to loves America. America will be proud of its new First Lady and the work she will continue to do for families, immigrants, and women.

Haley B
FFL Contributor
Haley is a fearless 20-something educator. Though she has lived in both Nebraska and Florida, her true home is in the arms of her husband, Joel. Haley is an avid coffee consumer, a fitness fanatic, a WWE enthusiast, a wanderluster, a fashionista, and a whole lot of sass.

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