The official bio of Melania Trump now suggests that she did not complete a college degree in Slovenia, as she previously claimed on her own website.
The future first lady's bio on President-elect Donald Trump's government website says that she "paused her studies to advance her modeling career in Milan and Paris." It does not say whether she resumed or completed the degree.
"Her IQ was very high"
As recently as July, Melania Trump's personal site said she obtained a degree in design and architecture at an unspecified university in Slovenia, her country of birth.
It did not say when or where she completed the degree but said she was working as a model at the time and "jetting between photo shoots in Paris and Milan."
Questions began to surface earlier this year about whether this resume was entirely accurate.
Blaz Matija Vogelnik, a professor who said he briefly taught her at Slovenia's University of Ljubljana, told NBC News in August that she did not complete his course.
"She hasn't finished university, at least not in Ljubljana," he said. "My personal opinion is that, because she was very beautiful girl ... I believe that she realized that she could gain more with that, than to have long studies."
Vogelnik noted that his former student had passed a rigorous test to gain entry to the college, and based on that he believed "her IQ was very high."
Had she completed the course, Melania Trump's research would ordinarily be in the university's library, but it could not been found there when NBC News visited the college this summer.
In April, GQ magazine reported that she "decamped to Milan after her first year of college, effectively dropping out." The story included an interview with Melania Trump, as well as friends and former colleagues.
In July, after several other reports cast doubt over her resume claims, she pulled her entire website, saying in a tweet that "it does not accurately reflect my business and professional interests."
The website www.melaniatrump.com has since redirected to www.trump.com, but its contents — including the bio claiming her degree — can still be accessed via the Internet Archive.