Her famous last name and stunning super model looks are what make Melania Trump recognizable. But it’s her heart, confidence, and entrepreneurship that make this Slavic beauty memorable.
Striking a Confident Pose
Melania, 41, has graced countless billboards, magazine covers, and print ads. She’s also walked the runways of some of the world’s most sought-after fashion shows. Despite being surrounded by seas of “surface beauties” and gorgeous clothes and accessories, she believes that how a woman carries herself and what she thinks about herself are what constitutes true beauty. Says Melania, “Trusting in who you are and what you believe in is beautiful. Always believing in yourself, staying true to yourself, and being proud to be your own person is what makes a woman truly beautiful.” Melania says she is also captivated by her 5-year-old son Barron’s smile. “His innocence is beautiful. His smile is one of the most breathtaking things I’ve ever seen,” says the proud mom.
The Beauty of Healthy Eating
Staying true to herself also means Melania doesn’t deprive herself of her favorite foods. “I love chocolate and ice cream, and I have those things once in a while,” she says. And instead of restrictive fad diets or meal plans that slash entire food groups from your plate, she says she looks to moderation and balance to help her look great. “It’s good to indulge cravings and your tastes once in a while…as long as you balance those things with healthy foods.” Melania makes sure to eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies, drinks water to stay hydrated, and does not over-indulge in fatty or rich foods. Healthy eating isn’t a new thing for Melania. She says she’s always had a healthy diet, and she credits her stunning post-baby shape to eating in moderation, as well as Pilates classes two to three times a week. “Those things helped me get back into shape after having my son.”
The Secret to Supermodel Beauty
Melania can have just about any beauty product available, but vitamins are among some of her “must have” beauty tools. In fact, if she were stranded on a desert island, she says she couldn’t live without vitamins. “I take vitamins A, C, and E to keep my skin, hair, and nails healthy.” She would also make sure to take along plenty of moisturizer and sunscreen. “As a teen, I use to lay out in the sun, but that’s so bad for your skin. I’d never do that now and thankfully haven’t in a long time. Now I’m never without sunscreen.”
Melania says she also looks to a good night’s sleep to stay healthy, fight dark undereye circles and fatigue, and, in general, to look her best. She knows that’s hard to do for busy, working moms, however. “I’m very busy and on-the-go, but I try to get 6 to 7 hours a night to recharge my batteries.” Carving out peaceful moments – even if they’re short and sweet – keep her grounded and help Melania fight stress that can translate into worry lines. “Every woman needs some peaceful time for herself, whether it’s to take a bath, read, or do something that’s totally for her, not for her family or friends; it really means a lot to be good to yourself.”