Most transformation videos or articles out there are usually about cosmetic surgeries, bodily enhancements or extreme fat loss, but this article is designed to showcase the transformation of Ivanka Trump’s life. As the daughter of Donald Trump, she’s been in the public spotlight since she was just a young girl. Instead of being caught by paparazzi at bars or wobbling along a street carrying her heels, she’s been modelling, earning a degree in Economics and also published a book.
She went from being a teenage model to becoming a fashion designer. From an heiress to a businesswoman. From being raised a Presbyterian to converting to Judaism.
Here is the stunning transformation of Ivanka Trump’s life.
As a teenager, Ivanka was enrolled in the Chapin Day school but she was suddenly uprooted and sent off to a boarding school at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut. In an interview, she commented on how tough that transition was and equated boarding school to a prison. “I was all of a sudden in the prison of boarding-school life, and all of my friends in New York were having fun.” I wonder what she did to get sent off to boarding school like that?
In an attempt to travel more and flee from the stagnant life of boarding school she decided to start modelling. She was a part of Elite Model Management at the tender age of 14 and was on the front page of notable magazines such as Elle, and Seventeen and also several Tommy Hilfiger ads. She even hosted the Miss Teen USA pageant which Donald Trump owned.
In a move that might have shocked some people, she left modelling to pursue an education. Her academic career began in Georgetown University where she lasted two years until she transferred to the Warton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where her father is an alumni. She later graduated with a degree in Economics in 2004 which was what the POTUS attended the institution for. Even during her time as a student she was appearing in films such as Born Rich.
Right after graduation, Ivanka entered the workforce and worked at Forest Hill Enterprises where she was a project manager. Despite the business’s relationship with her father, this was her first time working in real estate. She revealed during an interview that this move was important to her because it showed her that she ‘had the chops’ for the dog-eat-dog world of real estate. Just 2 years later, her and her brother founded Trump Hotels.
In a foreshadowing tone, Ivanka returned to modelling but this time as a designer. She teamed up with a diamond vendor to name her business the Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry. The line was focused on women who would buy jewelry for themselves. In a couple of years, she expanded the line to include the likes of shoes, handbags, apparel, home accents, accessories, sunglasses and fragrances.
Ivanka published her first book in 2009 called The Trump Card. The book focuses on playing to win in work and life. The book made the New York Time’s Bestseller list. Her second book is set to be published in 2017 and it’s called Women Who Work.
After studying for over a year, Ivanka converted to orthodox Judaism. This allowed her to marry her husband, Jared Kushner, in a traditional Jewish ceremony. She wore a simple and elegant dress by Vera Wang and supplemented her own line of jewelry. The famous designer said: “She was actually very much about being covered and I seized on the chance to do a dress that wasn’t naked and very Hollywood.”
When Ivanka entered into motherhood, that didn’t deter her from her career path. She reportedly continued to work up until her due date. In regards to her fashion as a pregnant woman she said: “You spend the better part of your youth experimenting and finding a style that suits your body type, then [when you grow older] all that goes out the window.”
In the 2016 presidential election when the Clintons were pitted against the Trumps, that didn’t affect the friendship between Chelsea (Hillary’s daughter) and Ivanka. In an interview, Ivanka was heard saying “I think we [Chelsea and Ivanka] have great respect for each other and that hasn’t changed…she’s been a great friend to me.”
Chelsea responded by saying that Ivanka’s awareness of those around her and keeping them happy and upbeat “reminds her of her father [Bill Clinton.]”
During her father’s presidential run in 2016, she mostly stayed out of the race but when she did speak it was in support of her father. She defended her father’s statements against immigration and the way the POTUS speaks and feels about women. She became the face of Donald Trump’s outreach to American women.
In regards to Donald Trump’s 2005 statement about assaulting women she said: “The tape is over a decade old, and I’m sure he didn’t remember the conversation but is extremely embarrassed by it. And he expressed that not only to me but to the American people as well.” She says she is an advocate for women’s rights and women’s issues.