Donald Trump has proposed to his supermodel girlfriend MELANIA KNAUSS with a $2 million (GBP1.1 million) engagement ring.

The billionaire developer will marry the Slovenian model in an extravagant ceremony to take place once filming on the second series of his reality TV show The Apprentice has finished.

A source says, "The wedding will be at least a year away.

"Melania would have liked MAR-A-LAGO, but Donald knows he will get more press coverage if it is in New York.

"And Donald is, after all, all about press.

"The wedding will be a huge extravaganza.

"He is going to leverage all of his relationships with entertainers and wants a lot of star power."

Trump adds, "Everybody wants to go, I have had more calls than ever.

"Nothing has been decided as to timing or size yet."

09/05/2004 10:26