At this year's Republican National Convention, they're saving the best for last. At least in the case of Ivanka Trump. Because Donald Trump's eldest (and foxiest) daughter is speaking Thursday at the final evening of the RNC. Don't know much about Ivanka? Familiarize yourself with her in this eye-catching slideshow.
Ivanka Marie Trump was born on October 30, 1981. Which makes her 34.
She is the daughter of former model Ivana Trump and real estate developer/presidential candidate Donald Trump. She is Donald Trump’s second oldest child, after Donald Trump, Jr.
Ivanka’s mother, Ivana, was born in the former Czeckoslovakia. Her parents divorced in 1991, when Ivanka was 10.
After graduating from Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut, Ivanka attended Georgetown for two years. She transferred to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated cum laude in 2004.
Fun fact: From 2001 to 2005, Ivanka dated a man named James “Bingo” Gubelmann.
In 2006 Ivanka said in an interview, “If you want to enter a serious relationship, I think it's very important that your special someone has his finances under control. Otherwise, how can you even contemplate a future with him?”
Ivanka is friends with Chelsea Clinton (the daughter of presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton). Chelsea once said, “There’s nothing skin-deep about Ivanka. And I think that’s a real tribute to her because certainly anyone as gorgeous as she is could have probably gone quite far being skin-deep.”
Ivanka released her own line of handbags and footwear. She also had a retail store on Madison Avenue called Ivanka Trump.
Ivanka has appeared as a model on the covers of such magazines as Seventeen, Forbes, Stuff, Golf Magazine and Elle Mexico. She has walked fashion runways for Versace and done ad campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger and Sassoon Jeans.
In 2006 Ivanka began appearing on her father’s television show, The Apprentice. She has also hosted the Miss Teen USA Pageant and was featured in the 2003 documentary Born Rich.
In 2009 Ivanka married Jared Kushner, a real estate developer, newspaper publisher and investor. The couple has three children together: daughter Arabella and sons Joseph and Theodore.
Also in 2009, Ivanka published a book called The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life.
Currently, Ivanka is the executive vice president of Development & Acquisitions at the Trump Organization. She is involved with all aspects of the company’s real estate and hotel management initiatives.
In 2007, Ivanka donated $1,000 to the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.
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