Can You Recognize The First Lady In All Of These Throwback Photos?
From model to stay-at-home mom to First Lady, Melania Trump has lived a life that most only dream of.
Have you ever wondered just how much Melania has changed from her modeling years? Has the stress of being First Lady taken a toll on her like many First Ladies before her? Then look no further - here are 50 photos of Melania Trump from the early 2000s to now!
September 25, 1998
If you're wondering why Melania looks so young, that's because she was only 28 years old! She had only met Donald Trump just one month prior to taking this photo.
2000 must have been a good year, because she got to meet Bill Clinton at the U.S. Open!
And here she is again with Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, and swimsuit model Kylie Bax.
April 28, 2001
This photo was taken at the after-party for the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner with Donald Trump. Foreshadowing, perhaps?
September 8, 2003
Melania and Donald Trump made an appearance at an event hosted by Vogue. Less than a year after this photo, the two would become engaged.
September 13, 2004
Here she is promoting Marc Jacobs' 2005 spring line. Throughout her modeling career, Melania worked with some pretty famous photographers including Patrick Demarchelier and Helmut Newton.
June 8, 2005
Melania is shown here at a party honoring fashion editor Andre Leon Talley's book A.L.T. 365+.
September 16, 2005
The married couple celebrated the US Weekly's Young Hot Hollywood 20 of 2005.
October 27, 2005
Melania, along with the rest of the Trump family, attended the 22nd annual "Night of Stars" gala in New York.
May 8, 2007
Everyone knows how iconic the looks are at the Met Gala, and this one was surely no different.
May 5, 2008
The following year, her Met Gala dress was even more on-trend (although a bit dated now) with a hot pink, mermaid gown.
November 10, 2008
Here Melania and her husband attended the MoMa film benefit gala at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
May 4, 2009
If there's anything we can deduce about Melania, it's that she loves her Met Galas! Here she is in 2009.
June 25, 2009
Melania was serving looks at the 37th Annual Police Athletic League Superstar Award dinner in NYC. Also in attendance: Donald Trump, Regis Philbin and Bill Clinton.
Aug 19, 2009
Here, Melania and Donald pose for a photo at the NYC Premiere of The September Issue. Did you know Melania began her modeling career at the young age of 16?
April 27, 2010
Melania posted this photo of her on the set of Good Day New York looking absolutely stunning.
November 1, 2010
Melania posed with Michael George, who was awarded E-Tailer of the Year at the 14th Annual ACE Awards presented by the Accessories Council .
February 25, 2011
Here she is promoting her jewelry line at the QVC Red Carpet Style Party.
March 4, 2011
While we know when this photo was posted, when don't know exactly when this photo was taken. But we do know that it was in partnership with Vogue and QVC for their "25 to Watch" ad campaign, and she looks gorgeous!
April 8, 2013
Melania was backstage at The View to promote her skin care collection. She also a jewelry line through QVC!
April 29, 2013
Melania is out front of her dressing room for a taping of the Wendy Williams show.
October 28, 2015
Melania attended the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate as her husband began his presidential campaign.
November 24, 2015
Here she was seen speaking at another presidential campaign for Donald Trump.
February 8, 2016
Here Melania can be seen standing next to Donald as he campaigns for the presidential elections.
January 20, 2017
Melania stood in support of her husband during the 58th Presidential Inauguration. She would be the second First Lady to be born outside the U.S. - the first, Louisa Adams and wife of John Quincy Adams, was born in England.
January 20, 2017
That same day, Melania was spotted in an elegant, form fitting white dress as she danced with her husband during the Liberty Ball.
April 27, 2017
Melania has been a fashion icon for quite some time now, and this day was no different. She was seen walking with Juliana Awada wearing a military-inspired jacket and matching skirt from the Altuzarra Spring 2017 runway collection.
May 21, 2017
Her smile seems genuine as she plays with the kids at the American International School in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, during Donald Trump's first foreign trip as president.
May 24, 2017
Later that month, she spent time speaking to and coloring with children at Bambino Gesu Children's Hospital in Rome.
September 15, 2017
Here she is addressing armed forces members at Joint Base Andrews. Did you know Melania is the first first lady to be born and raised in a communist country? She's come a long way, both in geography and government!
September 15, 2017
That same day, she also visited the JBA Youth Center to thank the families of service members for their sacrifice.
October 11, 2017
Melania spoke with Canadian First Lady Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and wore an outfit that honestly still inspires me to this day.
November 7, 2017
Melania had a busy November, beginning the month by visiting South Korea, followed by a trip to Alaska and China.
November 10, 2017
She was seen leaving Alaska after attending the Month of the Military Family Celebration event held at the Arctic Oasis.
November 11, 2017
While she visited the Great Wall of China, Melania is giving - dare I say - total Anna Wintour vibes! Love it!
December 13, 2017
In the holiday spirit, Melania participated in Toys for Tots at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. Does this remind you of anything? (Cough, cough...Princess Diaries..cough, cough...)
January 30, 2018
Melania was looking vibrant in a cream pantsuit by Christian Dior and white silk blouse from Dolce & Gabbana at her first State of the Union as FLOTUS.
February 5, 2018
Melania is seen here playing with some of the patients at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
April 16, 2018
Melania seemed contemplative as she visited the "Prescribed to Death" opioid memorial.
May 7, 2018
At her policy initiative launch, "Be Best", Melania greeted students who were in attendance. Since marrying Donald Trump in 2005, Melania has taken on various philanthropic causes, so it only makes sense that she would start her own!
July 12, 2018
Ok technically this photo doesn't show Melania's face, but this dress was the star of their arrival at Blenheim Palace, so we're making an exception.
July 19, 2018
Melania is seen meeting one of the 15 student members of Microsoft's Council for Digital Good. We're loving that coat on her - very Clueless!
July 24, 2018
During her visit to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital, Melania spoke to four-year-old Essence Overton and many others as part of her "Be Best" campaign.
December 12, 2018
Here she can be seen waving to children at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.
December 26, 2018
Just the day after Christmas, Melania was seen at a briefing with military leadership members in Iraq.
January 25, 2019
Honestly, we don't even know if something eventful happened this day, but we think this outfit alone is quite the event.
February 13, 2019
First Lady of Colombia Mrs. Maria Juliana Ruiz Sandoval and Melania took a walk as President Trump welcomed Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez to the White House.
April 27, 2019
Melania and Mrs. Akie Abe, wife of the Prime Minister of Japan, posed for a photo during a tour of the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum in Washington, D.C.
May 14, 2019
Melania was honored at the 2019 Congressional Spouses Luncheon. She's come a long way from her early 2000s modeling career!
We're sure being First Lady of the United States is no easy task, but from her modeling career at 16 to being FLOTUS today at 49, Melania Trump seems to have aged with grace.