First lady Melania Trump turns 48: A look back (33 images)

First lady Melania Trump turns 48 on Thursday. From model to mother to first lady of the United States, here are some of her moments in the spotlight from the past 15 years.
Updated: April 26, 2018 at 1:01 PM
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Melania Knauss poses for pictures at the premiere of "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde" in New York City on June 30, 2003. She married Donald Trump in 2005. File Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/UPI
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Knauss attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition release party on February 22, 2000. Knauss is one of the many models who posed for the 2000 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. File Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI
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The Trumps in 1999. UPI File Photo
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Donald Trump (L) and Knauss pose for pictures leaving the Badgley Mischka Spring 2004 Fashion Show at Bryant Park in New York City on Sept. 16, 2003. File Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/UPI
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Melania Trump poses for the media on Feb. 9, 2005 after M-A-C Cosmetics presented her with the M-A-C Star of the Week Award, which is given to a individual who embodies the essence of fashion and beauty. File Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI
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Trump attends the Costume Institute Gala celebrating Chanel on May 2, 2005 at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. File Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI
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Trump arrives for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation's annual Red Hot Pink Party in New York City on April 20, 2005. File Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/UPI
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