The New York Times hailed Ivanka Trump as “The Most Influential First Daughter Since Alice Roosevelt Longworth.” Indeed, Donald Trump gives her more power than any of his wives, valuing her opinion possibly more than anyone else. Before Ivanka got involved in politics, she was busy building her own empire – an empire meant to “inspire and empower women to create the lives they want to live.” But Ivanka has her own secrets that she doesn’t want to be exposed. These are the very secrets that could crumble her entire empire. Everything is not as it seems. Here are very private details Ivanka Trump does not want you to know.
#1 Cosmetic Work Done?
Ivanka Trump is a beautiful woman, no one can deny that. She was on Maxim’s Hot 100 list in 2007 and the Top 99 Women of 2007 list. While she has not confirmed that she has had any work done, the general consensus among the public is that she had a nose job and underwent breast augmentation at some point in her early twenties. Indeed, if you’ve looked at her before and after pictures, her nose looks narrower than it used to and her breasts, well, not so narrow.
#2 Married to The Mob
Ivanka married Jared Kushner, a real estate mogul and New York observer owner/ publisher, who will serve as senior advisor in the Trump administration. Kushner’s father, Charles “Charlie” Kushner (above), spent time in prison for tax fraud and witness tampering – a total of two years. The older Kushner was also convicted of making illegal campaign donations.
When he found out that his sister’s husband, William Schulder, was cooperating with the investigation, he then framed him by hiring a prostitute to seduce him and have it filmed. The film was then sent to his sister! Jared and his father have been described as particularly close.
#3 Her Relationship Troubles
Kushner’s father, Charles “Charlie” Kushner (above), spent time in prison for tax fraud and witness tampering – a total of two years. The older Kushner was also convicted of making illegal campaign donations. When he found out that his sister’s husband, William Schulder, was cooperating with the investigation, he then framed him by hiring a prostitute to seduce him and have it filmed. The film was then sent to his sister! Jared and his father have been described as particularly close.
#4 Another Party-Loving Socialite
Although Ivanka Trump has left her socialite image behind in favor of a women-empowering, political one, the truth is that Ivanka once lived that socialite life. She was even friends with Paris Hilton! She dated Topher Grace! Although her socialite days are in the past, she still uses marketing tactics from popular socialites like Kim Kardashian. For the Huffington Post, Hannah Seligson writes that “She’s a marketing genius—a split between Sheryl Sandberg and Martha Stewart—who has figured out how to use female empowerment to sell lace crop tops and floral printed bags.” We couldn’t agree more.
She masters this whole marketing thing again in her book, The Trump Card. In one part, Ms. Ivanka recounts once tried to sell lemonade with her brothers when she was a child, but because they lived in an area that did not have a lot of people walking by, Ivanka remarked that “We had no such advantages.” Ivanka wants to diminish her wealth, but it ends up being a really see-through move.
#5 Hosted Secret Dinner Parties
In the days leading up to Donald Trump’s inauguration, Ivanka Trump is reportedly already wheeling and dealing when it comes to her own political agenda. Reports have surfaced that Ivanka has been hosting “secret” dinner parties with powerful women, her most recent one which was inside Wendi Murdoch’s home.
Aside from Murdoch, her guest list also included powerful CEOs. The purpose of her most recent dinner party, according to one attendee, was for Ivanka to gain insight regarding how to promote women’s economic empowerment from women who know about such things.
#6 She’s A Luxury Feminist, Not A Real Feminist
We aren’t here to call Ivanka Trump a fake feminist (a recently published article written by Jill Filipovic has argued that already) but, Ivanka’s brand of feminism is problematic, since Ivanka profits off of her “feminist, empowering message.” On the surface, we agree with Ivanka’s touting of “choice” feminism – that women should have the choice to do what they want to do and there’s a certain empowerment in that. For example, she says that “Whether you’re working at raising a family, whether you’re working in a corporate capacity, whether you’re freelancing and doing both, that’s okay. We all have to architect the lives that we want to live and really break that sort of stereotype of what being a woman who works looks like.”
#7 Used Trump Campaign to Promote Clothing Line
While many have called Ivanka Trump “Donald Trump’s secret weapon,” – she was intrinsic to Donald’s paid maternity leave plan – some have questioned her motives in doing so. The motive in question is, in true Trump fashion, business. Throughout the campaign, Ivanka would wear her fashion line to various events and then Tweet out a link to where the fashion item could be purchased. After her speech at the GOP convention, for example, she Tweeted, “Shop Ivanka’s look from her #RNC speech.”
#8 Her Sales Pitches Have Already Increased
She stirred up a lot of controversy when she used her appearance on 60 Minutes as a means to promote her jewelry line, specifically the $10,800 bracelet she was wearing during Donald Trump’s first televised interview after becoming President Elect. After the interview, she sent a promotional e-mail, which advertised the bracelet, saying it was her “favorite bangle.” Many were not thrilled. And this time, at over $10K, she couldn’t pull the frugal card.
#9 The Truth About The Relationship With Her Father
Donald trusts his daughter’s opinion and it has been said that he gives her more authority than any of his wives. She keeps Donald in control. Yet, details about their relationship have emerged over the years that have questioned the extent of their relationship. The man who penned Donald’s autobiography, Tony Schwartz, worked with Donald for at least a year said that “I never once saw Ivanka Trump in his office and I never heard him once mention her name.” When a former Wall Street Journal writer spoke to Donald about Ivanka around the time her first book was coming out, the writer said that when asked what Ivanka’s favorite food was, he said “She likes lots of foods.”
#10 Ivanka Is Donald, The Sequel
This was the title of an article published by Business Insider, a controversial one to be sure. Although Ivanka Trump is the quieter one with much more social awareness than her father, even Ivanka has said herself that, “Gosh, I sound like my father, don’t I? But that’s what you get from this particular daddy’s girl.”
Ivanka has also been involved in her own share of shady business transactions, just like her father. One of the more recent ones to come to light was when she donated $500 toward Florida General Pam Bondi’s election fund, which put an end to the investigation of Donald Trump’s alleged fraud regarding Trump University.