Melania Trump Statue Unveiled in Her Native Slovenia

First lady Melania Trump brought her fashion sense as a former model to the campaign trail and the White House.

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A picture taken on July 5, 2019, shows what conceptual artist Ales 'Maxi' Zupevc claims is the first ever monument of Melania Trump, set in the fields near the town of Sevnica, the first lady's hometown. After Melania cake, Melania honey, and even Melania slippers, the Slovenian hometown of the US's first lady will now boast a statue of its most famous daughter -- albeit one which has faced decidedly mixed reviews. The life-size statue on the outskirts of Sevnica was inaugurated on July 5, 2019.
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump host a dinner at Winfield House for Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during their state visit on June 4, 2019, in London, England.
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk from Marine One to board Air Force One before departing from Southampton Airport, in Southampton, England, on June 5, 2019, after attending an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
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First lady Melania Trump, left, wore a custom Dolce & Gabbana dress for her state visit with Queen Elizabeth II, center, and the rest of the British royal family in London, Britain, June 3, 2019.
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First lady Melania Trump wore a custom Dolce & Gabbana dress for her first meeting with Queen Elizabeth II as well as a custom-made hat by Hervé Pierre in London, Britain, June 3, 2019.
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First lady Melania Trump arrives to introduce President Donald Trump at a Memorial Day event aboard the USS Wasp, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Yokosuka, Japan.
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President Donald Trump, second left, and first lady Melania Trump, second right, pose for a photograph with Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako during their state call at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Monday, May 27, 2019.
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From left are President Trump, Melania Trump, Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness, and Haiti President Jovenel Moise pose for media with Caribbean leaders at Mar-A Lago, Friday, Mar 22, 2019, in Palm Beach, Florida.
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive on the South Lawn of the White House after making a surprise visit to troops in Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in Washington.
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First Lady Melania Trump smiles during a ceremony to receive the White House Christmas Tree in Washington, DC, on Nov. 19, 2018 (left); and arrives prior to the annual turkey pardoning ceremony at the White House on Nov. 20, 2018 (right).
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First Lady Melania Trump stands in front of the Great Pyramid in Giza, Egypt, October 6, 2018, the final stop on her 4-country tour through Africa.
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First lady Melania Trump holds a baby as she visits Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra, Ghana, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. The first lady is visiting Africa on her first big solo international trip, aiming to make child well-being the focus of a five-day, four-country tour.
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First lady Melania Trump traveled to Texas on June 21, 2018, for a visit to a detention center that houses 55 migrant children and called for Congress to act on immigration reform. The green, hooded jacket she wore while departing from and returning to Washington sent a more puzzling message for many. The $39 Zara item had writing on the back that read: "I really don't care, do u?"

"It's a jacket," her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said. "There was no hidden message. After today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe." Yet President Donald Trump offered his own spin, tweeting that the jacket "refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!"
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip May greet President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at Blenheim Palace on July 12, 2018, in Woodstock, England. The Prime Minister hosted dinner for the President and First Lady and business leaders as part of the First Couple's official visit to the UK.
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Melania Trump, accompanied by Philip May, meets schoolchildren and British Army veterans, known as Chelsea Pensioners, at Royal Hospital Chelsea on July 13, 2018, in London, England. Trump visited the Chelsea Pensioners as her husband, President Donald Trump, held bi-lateral talks with Theresa May at the Prime Minister's Country Residence.
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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at Stansted Airport on July 12, 2018, in Essex, England. The President of the United States and First Lady, Melania Trump, touched down in the UK on Air Force One for their first official visit. They will have dinner at Blenheim Palace, visit Prime Minister Theresa May at Chequers and take tea with the Queen at Windsor Castle.
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First lady Melania Trump toured the Upbring New Hope Children Center run by the Lutheran Social Services of the South in McAllen, Texas, Thursday, June 21, 2018.
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First Lady Melania Trump wore a beige trench coat to a 2018 Hurricane briefing at the Federal Emergency Management Agency Headquarters in Washington, DC, on June 6, 2018.
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First lady Melania Trump wore a glittering silver Chanel gown during a state dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, on April 24, 2018.
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Melania Trump pulls a 180 in all white for the second day of France's state visit Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Trump wore a belted suit and a modified take on the Boss of the Plains hat.
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Melania Trump put a sharp twist on the cape with peaked lapels as she accompanied her husband, President Donald Trump, and French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, in a tree planting ceremony at the White House on Monday, April 23, 2018.
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First lady Melania Trump, center, and Japan's first lady Akie Abe, left, are given a tour of the Flagler museum on April 18, 2018, in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump's belted shirtdresses, like the sheath dress, is one of her signature looks.
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President Donald Trump with first lady Melania Trump, right, and their son Barron Trump, look at National Thanksgiving Turkey Drumstick after being pardoned by President Trump during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. This is the 70th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation.
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First lady Melania Trump walks on the Great Wall of China on the outskirts of Beijing on Nov. 10, 2017.
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First lady Melania Trump smiles after writing well-wishes on a board following a visit to the panda enclosure at the zoo in Beijing on Nov. 10, 2017.
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk with China's President Xi Jinping and Xi's wife, Peng Liyuan, in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 9, 2017.
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First Lady Melania Trump burns incense at the National Cemetery in Seoul, South Korea on Nov. 8, 2017. President Donald Trump offered North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un what he called 'a path towards a much better future' as tensions soar over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.
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First Lady Melania Trump (L) and Choi Min-ho, a member of South Korean boy band Shinee, wave to South Korean middle school students during the 'Girls Play 2!' Initiative, an Olympic public diplomacy outreach campaign, at the U.S. Ambassador's Residence in Seoul on Nov. 7, 2017.
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First lady Melania Trump donates her inaugural gown, designed by Herve Pierre, center, to the First Ladies' Collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, during a ceremony in Washington, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.
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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump cross the South Lawn after arriving at the White House July 25, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The Trumps were returning from a rally in Ohio.
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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump attend the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees on July 14, 2017 in Paris, France. Bastille Day this year commemorates the 100th anniversary of the U.S.'s entry into World War I.
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US First Lady Melania Trump (C) and Paris' public assistance hospitals AP-HP Martin Hirsch (L) speak with medical staff as they visit the Necker Hospital in Paris, on July 13, 2017. US President arrived in Paris for a presidential visit filled with Bastille Day pomp and which the White House hopes will offer respite from rolling scandal backing home.
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President Donald Trump and the first lady Melania Trump are welcomed by Hamburg's Mayor Olaf Scholz as they arrive at Hamburg Airport for the Hamburg G20 economic summit on July 6, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. Leaders of the G20 group of nations are meeting for the July 7-8 summit.
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First lady Melania Trump exit Air force One upon their arrival in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, July 5, 2017.
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First lady Melania Trump stands during the Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Washington.
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump await the arrival Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017.
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First lady Melania Trump arrives as President Donald Trump addresses U.S. military troops and their families at the Sigonella Naval Air Station, in Sigonella, Italy, Saturday, May 27, 2017.
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U.S. first lady Melania Trump steps out of a car as she arrives at Chierici Palace, part of a visit of the G7 first ladies in Catania, Italy, Friday, May 26, 2017. Her colorful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana sells for $51,000.
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From left, at front: First Lady of France Brigitte Macron, First Lady of Turkey Emine Gulbaran Erdogan, first lady Melania Trump, Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Stoltenberg's partner Ingrid Schulerud, Partner of Bulgaria's President Desislava Radeva, partner of Charles Michel Amelie Derbaudrenghien is seen with, from left, at back, First Gentleman of Luxembourg Gauthier Destenay, partner of Slovenia's Prime Minister Mojca Stropnik and First Lady of Iceland Thora Margret Baldvinsdottir pose for a family photo before a diner of the First Ladies and Queen at the Royal castle in Laken/Laeken, on May 25, 2017, in Brussels.
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U.S. President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and daughter Ivanka Trump meet with Pope Francis on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the Vatican.
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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand with Israeli politicians during the President's farewell ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, on May 23, 2017.
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First lady Melania Trump walks in a hallway before a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump make their way to a luncheon after Trump received the Order of Abdulaziz al-Saud medal from Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud at the Saudi Royal Court in Riyadh on May 20, 2017. Melania Trump wore a chunky, gold belt for the occasion and did not wear a headscarf. Two years earlier, Donald Trump had criticized then first lady Michelle Obama for refusing to wear a head covering while in Saudi Arabia.
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 19, 2017, to board Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. Trump is leaving for his first foreign trip, which includes visits to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican, Brussels and Sicily.
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First lady Melania Trump struck a professional note at an event honoring military mothers on National Military Spouse Appreciation Day, wearing a tailored white blouse and black slacks for the occasion.
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U.S. first lady Melania Trump arrives, wearing a dress by Herve Pierre, at the 139th Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 17, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
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The White House released the official portrait of first lady Melania Trump on Monday, April 3, 2017, wearing her ring, a black blazer and a sequined scarf. "Mrs. Trump cares deeply about issues impacting women and children, and she has focused her platform as first lady on the problem of cyber bullying among our youth," the White House said in a bio that also notes highlights from her modeling career.
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U.S. President Donald Trump signs H.R. 321 and H.R. 255 in The Oval Office at The White House on Feb.28, 2017 in Washington, D.C., with his wife, first lady Melania Trump, next to him. Both bills are aimed at enabling the careers of women.
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Akie Abe, wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and first lady Melania Trump, center, tour Morikami Meseum and Japanese Gardens with park administrator Bonnie White Lemay in Delray Beach, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump watch the Palm Beach Central High School Band at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive for the 60th annual Red Cross Gala at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on Feb. 4, 2017.
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend the Liberty Inaugural Ball on Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington, D.C. The first lady wore a white off-the-shoulder sheath for her inaugural night.
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First lady Melania Trump wore a powder-blue Ralph Lauren ensemble for President Donald Trump's inauguration as the nation's 45th president that matched all the way to her gloves and heels.
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President-elect of the United States Donald J. Trump and first lady-elect of The United States Melania Trump arrive at the "Make America Great Again Welcome Celebration concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Jan. 19, 2017 in Washington, D.C., with Melania Trump in a black military overcoat.
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President-elect Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd along with his wife Melania, wearing her signature white, during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of Nov. 9, 2016, when he was elected president.
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's wife Melania Trump arrives before the town hall debate at Washington University on Oct. 9, 2016, in St. Louis, Missouri, in a bright pink pussybow jumper.
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Melania Trump, wife of then-presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, wore an off-white Roksanda sheath on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks with Melania Trump by his side during a campaign event at the U.S. Cellular Convention Center, Feb. 1, 2016, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It was his final campaign rally ahead of the Iowa caucus.
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Melania Trump attends "The New York Ball: The 20th Anniversary Benefit For The European School Of Economics" at Trump Tower on Nov. 19, 2014, in New York City.
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Donald Trump and Melania Trump attend the 14th Annual USTA Opening Night Gala at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Aug. 25, 2014, in New York City.
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