Daughter Trump Rocks My World

Monday, March 9, 2009

The social media junkie that I am, I came across the following video of an excerpt interview with Ivanka Trump in my Google Reader last week:

I have subconsciously admired Ivanka Trump ever since I learned of her existence a several years ago during an episode of The Apprentice. Ever since then, I have looked her up on Wikipedia to follow her extraordinary professional growth and admire her from afar. Why is she so awesome, then?
  1. Beauty. There is no reason to deny that the first thing you will notice about her is her undeniable beauty. It is hard to take your eyes off her gorgeous face. During the 3 minutes that she speaks in this bit of the interview, I spent 2 minutes staring at her fact and another 5 minutes rewinding and listening to what she had to say. Absolutely gorgeous can't-take-my-eyes-off full lips, deep eyes, clear skin, perfect young Katherine Heigl blond hair. Yum.
  2. Smart. Wait, what?! I am confused. What she is saying is making sense. And she does not sound that dumb. Wait, she does not sound dumb at all. Because she is probably smarter than you. The woman went to a great college, people. She has a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (yes, that is number 1 in the nation).
  3. Daring and feisty. This girl knows she is smart. The first giveaway is her confident and deeper-than-an-average-blond's voice. The second is that she is not afraid to interrupt those guys! She is showing that she has something to say and she is not afraid to say it live on CNBC.
  4. Speaks her mind. Controls the situation. Ha! Oh those interviewers. I do not even know who they are, but man did they try to steer the conversation in one direction and it did not work out. Because Ivanka switched it around saying that it is ridiculous that CEOs of companies who are getting bailout money should not take advantage of the corporate jet. And so the two guys had to reluctantly agree (2:05), lose their train of thought (2:40), ask an unintelligible question (3:20), have her answer with aplomb (3:30) and then start yelling something that has nothing to do with anything (4:40 and what on earth are you talking about???).
  5. Her first name - Ivanka. Just because it is way cool. And because "Ivan" is a male name in Russian and can in no way be interpreted into a female name. So her name sounds very funnily male to me, which makes it an irresistible name for a female (see also: Mischa). I might not really know what I am talking about in this bullet point, but I can definitely feel it with my gut. What a great name!
Ivanka is currently the Vice President of Real Estate Development and Acquisitions at the Trump Organization at age 27. She has also been known to model as a teenager and yet is not a stupid party monster . She is engaged to Jared Kushner, the 28-year-old owner of The New York Observer. They are such a hot and admirable power couple that I cannot even be jealous.

Finally, I leave you with a quote of Ivanka: "I’ve never had a sense of entitlement. I saw how hard my father worked for his money and it was always made very clear to me that things wouldn’t just be given to me."

The woman is baller.