FLASHBACK: Melania Trump Imagined What Her Life Could Be Like as FLOTUS in 1999

by Raphael Chestang 2:27 PM PST, February 24, 2016
Playing FLASHBACK: Melania Trump Imagined What Her Life Could Be Like as FLOTUS in 1999

As Donald Trump's chances of representing the GOP in the next presidential election become more favorable, ET is flashing back to 1999 when there were rumblings that the real estate mogul would run for President of the United States. At the time, ET sat down with his then-girlfriend, Melania, who opened up about the prospect of being first lady.

"If it comes that I need to take serious, I will take serious, and I will do the best job that I could," Melania promised. "I will put all my energy, all my power, everything in that, and I will serve the people if it comes to that."

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Seventeen years ago, the Slovenia-born Melania was a New York model, and she was prepared to juggle her career with FLOTUS responsibilities.

"First, I will stand by my man and support him, but I think you could still have a career," she said. "You decided when it comes to that point, then you go to the future -- what is good, what is not good -- and you balance with that."

Melania has since ditched her modeling career and picked up jewelry and watch designing. She wed Trump in 2005.

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While Trump ultimately didn't run in 2000, Melania was quick to stump for him, pointing out the ways in which she thought he was the right person for the job.

"He's very successful, and he's done the things that he say," Melania said. "He do what he say, and I think that's very important. He just knows how to deal with everything, how to deal with the people, how to do the job."