>> Celebrating a Slovenian first lady in the White House. Residents of Melania Trump's home town of Sevnica overjoyed at Donald's triumphant win.>>
> As a child, Melania was very creative and innovative already, and in that sense Sevnica was just too small for her. She always said she wanted to go to Ljubljana to study at the design school there. She had a lot of potential, lots of skills. And I believe that's why she found her path to success abroad.
Until about a year ago, the town was scarcely known in Slovenia, let alone abroad. Nestled in the foothills of the Alps, it has a population of less than 5,000. Some residents hoping the US election result will be a boost for tourism there. Others saying the former model was always destined for big things.
>> Melania's modeling career took her to Milan and then to the United States, where she met the president-elect at a party in 1998. As part of Donald's campaign, the 46-year-old jewelry designer pledged to target cyber bullies. A move which attracted many accusations of irony, given her husband's often vitriolic track record on social media.
The future first lady is due to meet Michelle Obama on Thursday. Melania, of course, controversy after her Republican Convention speech included a section strikingly similar to words used by Michelle at the Democratic Convention in 2008. But with Barack pledging unity behind a Trump presidency, any frosty comments likely to be put aside.