All we hear these days is Trump, Trump, Trump, and that's even when we're not playing bridge. It's all about the Trumps, but they are all so, you know, perfect and all that they sort of blend into this big mass of Trumpness. Donald, Melania, Don Jr., this one, that one, all across the stage. However, the Trumps are individuals, believe it or not, and, in fact, pretty darn interesting ones regardless of your political leanings.
Let's learn a little more about The Donald's daughter, Ivanka Trump.
Ivanka (October 30, 1981) is the daughter of Donald Trump and his first wife, Ivana. Ivana's maiden name was Zelníčková, and she was from Czechoslovakia. So, if Donald Trump and Ivana Zelníčková hadn't gotten married, it would be Ivanka Zelníčková. But, it's not - it's Ivanka Trump.
Ivanka was a model at one time, and a pretty good one, too. Let's be real, homie, there isn't much challenge to becoming a top model when you are a pretty girl and your dad owns one of the top model agencies in New York City. However, Ivanka walked the, er, walk and didn't just talk the talk.
Ivanka got her share of covers:
Australia: 'Marie Claire' - August 1999
Chile: 'Mujer' - January 20 2008
Spain: 'DT' - January 2008
UK: 'Arena' - October 2007; 'Stuff' - October 2007
US: 'Seventeen' - May 1997; 'Stuff' - August 2006; 'Trump Magazine' - October 2006; 'Stuff' - September 2007; 'Philadelphia Style' - December 2007; 'Town & Country' - July 2008; 'Page Six' - August 24 2008; 'Selecta' - April 2009; 'LifeStyles Magazine' - March 2010; 'Philadelphia Style' - April 2010; 'Shape' - May 2014
Ivanka has what could be termed a "perky" presence as a model. She was most active as a late teen Trump from 1998-2000, but also did some good work from 2006-2010.
Naturally, as a hot girl, Ivanka made it onto the usual lads magazine lists. She place No.83 on the 2007 Maxim Hot 100. Okay, that doesn't sound so impressive... but she beat the Second Life Girl at No. 95! She also came in at No. 99 on the 2007 AskMen.com list. And some other lists.
Ivanka has appeared on her dad's television program (yes, her dad does have a lot of opportunities for his daughters!). Ivanka was on "The Apprentice 5" for about a month giving people agita. That's a New York word, agita. Ivanka would know what it means.
The Donald also dabbled in beauty pageants, so Ivanka got to host the Miss Teen USA pageant in 1997. That's not a bad gig when you're 16 years old. Ivanka also has been on a number of other television programs, such as Project Runway Season 3. Word has it that they pitched "The Bachelorette" to her, but she turned it down. Now, it's too late, because she's married with children.
Among the things they don't like to publicize about Ivanka these days is that she isn't a Republican. In New York City, you basically have two choices: Democrat, or Independent. Word is that she chose the latter. Whew! goes big daddy.
However, Ivanka really is an independent, it is not just a cop-out choice. She has become the fact of her daddy's 2016 Republican campaign for President against Hillary Clinton, but it wasn't always so: in 2008, she contributed to Hillary Clinton's campaign. Oops! But that's actually ok, because word has it that so did her daddy. Let's just say that Manhattan is a very strange place politically.
Among those strange political things is that Ivanka is a good friend of Chelsea Clinton. Yes, that Chelsea Clinton. They actually don't live that far apart in Manhattan. Chelsea has nice things to say about Ivanka, which is always nice to remember in the heat of a campaign.
Another close friend is Georgina Bloomberg. That name may not ring any bells, but Georgina's daddy is one Michael Bloomberg. As in, you know... Bloomberg. And Mayor of New York. Yes, it's nice to be Ivanka Trump.
Another thing about Ivanka that many people don't know is that she converted to Judaism. Her Rabbi was Elie Weinstock. She claims to be observant and not work etc. on Saturdays. That may become a little inconvenient during a Presidential campaign.
Ivanka is married to developer Jared Kushner and has been since October 25, 2009. They have two sons and a daughter. You're sure to be seeing a lot of Ivanka Trump throughout 2016, and more or less after that depending upon how The Donald does in his campaign.
|Ivanka addressing the RNC in July 2016.|
Ivanka's speech to the July 2016 Republican Nation Convention introducing her father was a big hit. The $138 dress that she wore sold out immediately.