Melania Trump is the wife of the 45th US President, Donald Trump. When the President was inaugurated, Melania became the First Lady of the United States. A speech expert revealed the key ways she has changed since taking on the role.
The First Lady has taken to the stage to talk about the campaign many times over the last three years.
When doing so, her voice appears to show some differences from public speeches before becoming First Lady.
James Bryce, CEO and founder of communications analytics firm gweek, analysed her voice before and after she joined the White House.
He told Express.co.uk: “With Melania, there is very little change between the different clips.
“This in itself suggests that she has persisted with a rehearsed and scripted approach.”
He explained the mother-of-one has appeared to rely on a script during recent appearances.
Doing this has meant fans of the First Lady might not have been able to enjoy her full personality.
James added: “With this approach, she’ll find it difficult to inject her full personality into her delivery, due to her reliance on a tele-prompter.”
It would seem Melania has received some help to improve her speaking abilities in the last few years.
The expert explained this has resulted in the First Lady being more controlled as she speaks.
Melania could have made this change to enable her to get across important messages more clearly.
Melania Trump: Five facts about the USA’s First Lady
Mum-of-one Melania can speak more languages than any other First Lady before her: English, French, German, Italian, Serbian and of course her mother tongue, Slovenian.
This also makes her the only First Lady whose first language is not English.
After Jacqueline Kennedy, Melania is the second First Lady who is a practising Catholic.
She met Pope Francis as part of a foreign tour with her husband and stepdaughter Ivanka last year.
Melania was a successful model, posing for Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and GQ.
Her skills aren’t confined to print, and she appeared in a commercial for Aflac, an American insurance company, in 2005.
Melania’s parents are Amalija Knavs and Viktor Knavs, and the couple live together in Washington.
She has one sister, Ines, who is reported to live in New York and work as an artist.
On May 7 2018, Melania launched her flagship campaign as First Lady, BE BEST, which The White House describes as “an awareness campaign focused entirely around the well-being of children”.
There are three main strands to the initiative: well-being, social media, and opioid abuse.