How to Marry a Billionaire
January 20, 2005

She's about to walk down the aisle with one of the richest and most famous men in the world, but just who is this stunner from Slovenia? Meet Melania Knauss. The soon-to-be Mrs. Trump is a 33-year-old former model who's a familiar face at New York's fashion week -- not only on the runway, but also as a correspondent for "Extra."

Melania learned the value of hard work from her father, a car mechanic. But after moving to New York nine years ago, she quickly became a covergirl for magazines like Ocean Drive and British GQ, where she posed nearly naked.

But Melania is more than just gorgeous: this beauty has brains; she speaks five different languages and Trump told us she doesn't come running to him for advice. "But maybe she listens every once in awhile," he added.

However, Melania certainly did listen to Donald when he proposed with a 15-karat rock. And Krauss admitted, "Yes, he is very romantic."

Knauss showed off her nearly $200,000 Dior wedding dress in February's Vogue, and the magazine's Sally Singer told us the bride-to-be planned the million-dollar event all by herself. "That's quite a job to have undertaken," Singer said. "And it's admirable that she's done it without nerves or hysterics."

And come Saturday evening, the sexy Slovenian will become a billionaire, and she's looking forward to her fairy tale ending. "It will be an amazing day, a lot of fun," Melania said.

We know it will; congratulations Melania and Donald!
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