Melania Trump wanted to be like Sophia Loren reveals ex-roommate and model, Victoria Silvstedt
Victoria Silvstedt was named "Playmate of the Year" by Playboy in 1997 before she became the face of Guess jeans
Roommates are the best part of growing up and leaving home for the first time to follow your dreams. Based on one woman's revelations recently, First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) Melania Trump was her roommate and she had some interesting things to say.
Model and face of Guess jeans, Victoria Silvstedt, was an aspiring model just like Melania Trump back in the 90s and they were both young women who wanted to rule the fashion industry someday.
Silvstedt said that Melania was the "perfect roommate" and praised her saying she was "clean, neat and domestic. I don't think I could have asked for a better roommate, actually."
The apartment that the women shared together was on the 6th floor of a building in Paris that had no elevator. The building was located close to the Notre Dame Cathedral.
According to Silvstedt the two of them used to cook in the house for fun and make very simple dishes like tuna salad. They did not go to any of the fancy restaurants or even cook fancy food in their home. She also said that the two women stayed in shape by running up and down six flights of stairs in their building.
"We had staircases — no elevators — so we had to run up and down the stairs quite a lot," she said. "As a model, you gotta to keep active." Silvstedt is of Swedish origin and she spoke about how Melania looked up to film icon Sophia Loren.
"I remember back then, she was telling me how, 'One day I would like to be like Sophia Loren,'" she said. "Obviously she was her style icon."
Both the models moved to New York together where Silvstedt was crowned Playboy's "Playmate of the Year" in 1997 before she became the face of Guess Jeans.
The model thinks her former roommate is doing a "great job" as FLOTUS and she also said that some of the criticism that Melania has been receiving has been pretty unfair.
"Whatever goes [on] around her, she is calm," she said. "She has class." Silvstedt also said that she finds it "kind of surreal" that she used to live with a woman who would eventually become the First Lady of the US.
"She was my roommate — it's cool," she said. "She's the first lady. That's America. Anything is possible in America, right?"
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