TV Commercials, A Jewelry Line And Skin Care Are All Part Of The Package
It’s no surprise that Melania has been on Donald Trump’s show The Apprentice. However, few know that 11 years ago she also appeared in a 30-second commercial for the insurance company Aflac. She co-stared along the company’s duck mascot. In an interview with Associated Press she states “He’s a real pro,” referencing the duck. “He made me feel very comfortable.” She continues to admit, “I love the Aflac commercials. They’re really funny. I thought what better way to do my first big commercial than with one of America’s top icons, the Aflac duck.”
Commercials are not all that Melania has explored. She also launched a jewelry collection on QVC in 2010. Donald Trump was the first caller. The jewelry sold out in just a mere 45 minutes. Forbes magazine has reported that the line is not doing exceptionally well but that it is still making money. However, QVC has said that it “does not have an active relationship with the brand” anymore.
Melania also launched a line of skin care made with French sturgeon eggs, called Melania Marks Skincare. The products launched in 2013 and in 2014 the line of products made between $100,000 to $1,000,000 according to Forbes. In 2015, revenue took a nosedive and the representative declined to comment to Forbes about her business venture.
Melania Trump has mentioned that she inherited her business spirit from her father. The cultivation of that spirit has yet to see fruition as it seems that both her jewelry line and skin care products are not producing in true Trump fashion. According to the financial disclosures of the Trump fortune, the Melania Marks Accessories’ revenue has taken a small increase from 2014 to 2015, but the increase is offset by her troubled skincare line that dropped to a mere $201 in 2015. It seems best that the future first lady help her husband by “focusing on women and children” rather than honing in that business spirit.