In this crazy, mixed-up Trumpian world of ours, it’s pretty much been proven that if you say something false enough times, it becomes true—at least to certain segments of the population and the media’s more credulous corners. Like: impoverished immigrants trudging toward our southern border are harboring terrorists. Or: the American middle class can look forward to a gigantic tax cut. If you happen to be a well-known cosmetic surgeon in Houston, you might even seize upon the current moment to lay claim that you have replicated the face of First Daughter Ivanka Trump upon one of your patients.
Such an innovator is Dr. Franklin A. Rose, who has made a name for himself by (a) enhancing the face and body of Lady Walker, the paramour of J. Howard Marshall before he encountered Anna Nicole Smith, and (b) greatly augmenting the breasts of countless strippers who work in the gentleman’s clubs around town, which eventually made Rose the cosmetic surgeon of choice for a certain strata of Houston café society. He is also, not at all coincidentally, the father of attorney Erica Rose, who made a name for herself as a reality-TV star. (The Bachelor, Bachelor Pad, etc.) Rose’s wife, Cindi, is a silhouette artist.
So maybe it isn’t surprising at all that Rose was characteristically in full bloom last night for what was billed as an “Ivanka Trump Reveal,” with Inside Edition running the evening. Depending on who you talked to, Rose was either helping a young woman named Sarah Schmidt “achieve her dream,” or Schmidt was playing along with Rose’s dream of more free publicity. “Ivanka is beautiful,” a friend of Schmidt’s expounded, “and had the opportunity for free plastic surgery.”
Rose, who did a similar “Melania-in-the-Making” reveal on another patient a year or so back, put it this way in the press release: “This might be the 1000th very, very beautiful patient that I’ve operated on; in a fascinating way, it’s sort of more enjoyable because you can take the beautiful into the hyper-beautiful. It’s not really surprising to see even more women now requesting to look more like Ivanka, who is simply gorgeous.”
Schmidt with Dr. Franklin A. Rose.
Photograph by Omar Marcos.
Cue-ball bald and bespectacled, but wearing a formfitting gray suit that telegraphed his aggressively successful battle with middle age, Rose was nothing if not ebullient, warmly clasping the hands of his guests—many with very high cheekbones and very thick lips and very, very large breasts—as they wistfully left their Range Rovers and BMWs with the valets of a trendy, relatively new restaurant called Emmaline. Gently, Rose directed his guests to the obligatory red carpet photo spot, and then it was on to a side entrance beside the patio, where they each ante’d up $30 to benefit the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation, which provides free reconstructive surgery to post-cancer patients. Most of the women were in full night-on-the town regalia—sky-high heels, body-bonding dresses, and extra furry lashes—following the suggested dress code of “camera-ready.”
How much would you spend to look like Ivanka Trump?
If you’re Sarah Schmidt, 34, that answer would be £20,000.
She went under the knife two months ago because she thought she looked like ‘Shrek’ in an unflattering bikini photo.
Sarah shows off her new look (Picture: Sarah Schmidt/Caters)
She decided she wanted to look more like Donald Trump’s daughter, after longing for plastic surgery from the age of 10.
At first, she wanted to look like the models in Playboy, but her tastes matured.
Sarah, a technology analyst, had an operation lasting over three hours to emerge on the other side a doppelganger for Ivanka.
Sarah just wanted to look like Ivanka (Picture: Caters)
Her ideal of perfection (Picture: Rex)
Dr Franklin Rose performed a rhinoplasty, liposuction under her cheeks and chin, and liposuction to her upper arms, lower back, abdomen, hips and thighs.
The fat drained from her body, around the equivalent of half a pint (275ml), was injected into her buttocks as part of a Brazilian butt lift.
She also had fillers in her cheeks, chin and lips.
Now nearly recovered she says she couldn’t be happier with her look where she is regularly compared to Ivanka and has dropped up to two dress sizes from her previous size eight frame.
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- 1. She may have had plastic surgery
- 2. She has faced nepotism accusations
- 3. She took her father’s seat at the G-20 summit
- 4. She used a private email account to correspond with Treasury officials
- 5. She defended her dad against accusations of sexual misconduct
- 6. She didn’t vote in the primaries
- 7. She was criticized for setting up a ‘bribery fund’
- 8. She may not keep working at the White House for long
- 9. People hated her book
- 10. Kellyanne Conway promoted Ivanka’s clothing line
- 11. Her company has come under fire
- 12. She’s made numerous faux pas on Twitter and Instagram
- 13. She wore a short skirt
- 14. Many designers refused to dress her
- 15. She wears colored contacts
- 16. She was accused of ‘ruining Aspen’
- 17. She donated money to the Clinton Foundation
- 18. She says she advocates for women
Sarah’s £20,000 surgery list
- Fillers to cheeks, chin and lips
- Liposuction under cheeks and chin
- Liposuction to her upper arms, lower back, abdomen, thighs and hips
- Brazilian butt lift
Sarah said: ‘I have had friends tell me that I look like Ivanka Trump especially when being next to a photo of her.
‘My roommate and friends have commented about how I really do look like her and they can see the resemblance.’
Despite altering her appearance to resemble the First Daughter, Sarah insists her decision was not political.
‘My political views are fairly liberal and there is no political motivation, I’m not a Trump fan at all,’ she said.
Sarah Schmidt, before surgery (Picture: Inside Edition)
Ivanka is a very sought after look (Picture: Getty)
Her surgeon Dr Franklin Rose unveiled Sarah before a crowd last week after her surgery at Utopia Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa.
Dr. Rose said: ‘Sarah was very beautiful to started with, we took her from a nine to a ten plus-plus, she resembled Ivanka a little before, but now even more.
‘It was a pleasure to be able to operate on Sarah and I personally love Ivanka Trump, she is a very elegant spokesperson.
‘What’s not to like, maybe we will see ‘Ivanka for President’ one day.’
The surgeon adds that the Trump ladies are one of the sought after looks of recent times.
He added: ‘It’s not really surprising to see even more women now requesting to look more like Ivanka, who is simply gorgeous.’
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Want to Look Like Ivanka Trump? This Jewish Plastic Surgeon Can Help.
Tiffany Taylor, before and after.
Jenny Stuart only had one goal in mind when she booked an appointment with Houston-based plastic surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose.
She wanted to look like Ivanka Trump.
Stuart had always thought Trump was pretty—but after seeing her out and about during the election cycle, the 36-year-old IT headhunter decided to make moves.
“The things I don’t like about my face, I like about her face,” Stuart said in a phone interview. “With all the political things going on in our country, she’s been in the media a lot recently, and I was like, okay maybe I’ll actually do something about it.”
Jenny Stuart before surgery.
She’s not the only one.
According to Dr. Rose, more and more of his clients have been requesting that he make them look like Ivanka Trump.
“In the past few months there has been a lot of attention placed on Ivanka’s great beauty,” Rose explained in a phone interview. “They’ve been coming with picture after picture of Ivanka.”
He isn’t terribly surprised by the appeal. “She’s poised, she’s elegant, she’s soft-spoken,” he said, adding as an aside: “I’m partial to Ivanka in as much as she’s converted to Judasim.”
Rose, who has been a plastic surgeon for 30 years, is no stranger to the celebrity make-over ask. Popular requests include Angelina Jolie’s lips, Scarlett Johansson’s breasts and Jennifer Lopez’s buttocks. Also Megan Fox, for just about everything.
“People like to look like Megan Fox,” Rose said.
When it comes to Ivanka Trump, the doctor said his patients often just want the overall package.
“They want that whole look,” he said. “The breasts, the high cheekbones.”
Stuart’s surgery package included a Brazilian butt lift, breast implants and injections for her face. The price tag come out to a whopping $30,000.
Jenny Stuart, before her surgery.
“The only thing that was nerve-wracking was all the negativity I was getting from my close friends,” she said.
Her 6-year-old daughter Olivia also had her reservations. When Stuart spoke to her about the upcoming procedure, Olivia replied: “I don’t want you to get surgery…I just don’t want you to look different.”
Stuart admitted that she also had her qualms at points. Post-surgery, she was in pain, experiencing swelling and kept hearing the voices of her friends and family going back and forth in her head.
“I felt regretful at first,” she said. “Now that it’s been 6-8 weeks, I feel happy with the results.”
33-year-old Tiffany Taylor, also a patient of Dr. Rose, wanted the Ivanka package too, albeit a much bigger one.
She opted for breast implants, cheek injections, a nose job, eyelid surgery and liposuction on her stomach. The total cost of those surgeries landed somewhere around the $60,000 mark.
Both women said they would consider going back for more.
“ has a nice round face and I have a long oval face that’s hard to just change that with fillers,” Stuart explained. “I’m sure I’ll go back for more at some point.”
Meanwhile, Stuart has already cast her vote early—and she’s on team Clinton.
“ are two separate people,” she said. “I admire her as a mother, as a business woman. I don’t connote the two people.” Besides, she added, “how you want to look is totally separate from your political views.”
Thea Glassman is an Associate Editor at the Forward. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter at @theakglassman.
Woman spends R370k to look like Ivanka Trump
Sarah Schmidt from Texas, US, longed for plastic surgery from the age of 10, initially idolising the models in magazines.
“I remember seeing glimpses of Playboy magazine and the women on the cover, I remember thinking ‘Oh forget looking like Mom, I want to look like that’,” Sarah said.
“I remember seeing pictures of those beautiful women and thinking someday I want to look like that.”
The 34-year-old chose to go under the knife in September after seeing an unflattering picture of herself.
“During the summer a good friend took a picture of me in a bikini and when I saw it I thought, ‘Oh this is bad’. That’s when I decided to talk to Dr Rose.
“I just looked terrible and so bad in it, especially around my abdomen area all the way round to my lower back.”
Admiring the current American president’s daughter, Ivanka, Sarah chose to go under the knife in an effort to look like her.
Dr Franklin Rose, of the Utopia Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa, performed a rhinoplasty, liposuction under her cheeks and chin, and liposuction to her upper arms, lower back, abdomen, hips, and thighs.
The fat drained in the process was injected into Sarah’s buttocks as part of a Brazilian butt lift.
Now nearly fully recovered, the technology analyst says she couldn’t be happier with her new look and is regularly compared to Ivanka.
“I’m very pleased now and feel that I have beautiful results. I’m one hundred percent over the moon with it. Dr Rose is just a master of his craft.
“Now when I look in the mirror I see someone who’s closer looking to Ivanka and I definitely have the features of hers that I wanted.
“Now I will rock a bikini next year and am all over it. I’m looking forward to wearing bikinis for the first time in a very long while.
“I’ve had friends tell me that I look like Ivanka Trump especially when being next to a photo of her.
“My roommate and friends have commented about how I really do look like her and they can see the resemblance.
“I’m not a carbon copy but I look a lot like her and that makes me feel good. It’s definitely a confidence boost.
Sarah’s operations cost more than $26 000 (R377 000).
She unveiled the results of her plastic surgery to her friends and family at the Emmaline Restaurant in Texas recently.
“Sarah was very beautiful to start with, we took her from a nine to a 10 plus-plus. She resembled Ivanka a little before, but now even more,” Dr Rose explained.
“It was a pleasure to be able to operate on Sarah and I personally love Ivanka Trump. She’s a very elegant spokesperson.
“What’s not to like, maybe we’ll see ‘Ivanka for President’ one day.”
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The country may be divided on where it stands with Ivanka Trump—many have boycotted her eponymous brand because of her relationship to her father, President Donald Trump, while others have helped to inflate it—but apparently, the people of China are big fans of the First Daughter. Well, her appearance, that is.
Ever since the presidential election, there’s been an influx of Ivanka Trump–inspired plastic surgery in China, reports The Washington Post. In fact, right before the Trump family moved into the White House, a company in Foshan, China, registered the name Foshan Yiwanka Medical Management for a new cosmetic surgery office. (This is important because the transliteration of Ivanka is “Yiwanka.”)
“Young women in China like to change their looks to copy film stars’ eyes, noses, and lips,” Li Yunxing, a human resources manager at Foshan Yiwanka Medical Management, told The Washington Post. “No doubt young women here want Ivanka’s big eyes, her pretty nose and lips, and her flawless figure. Her facial features, disposition, and appearance are perfect—no matter whether they are judged by the beauty standards of the East or the West.”
While there haven’t been any recorded reports of Ivanka Trump–inspired cosmetic enhancements Stateside, New York City–based plastic surgeon Norman Rowe says he’s seen a number of clients request procedures to create Westernized-looking features. “I don’t see too many patients, including Asian clients, asking for cosmetic procedure to make them appear like a celebrity—except for patients who want noses like Megan Fox or lips like Khloé Kardashian, for example,” Rowe tells Allure. “I do have Asian patients who see me for the creation of Westernized eyelids, though. This is a very popular procedure that is requested.”
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Business-wise—at least in the U.S.—Ivanka Trump’s namesake brand continues to dwindle. Earlier this week, the Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry Collection shuttered, according to Vanity Fair, while a number of retailers—Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Belk—continue to drop the fashion line from its shelves. Whether the rest of the world will follow suit is up in the air, but based on the First Daughter’s success in China—where a whopping 65 applications have been submitted to trademark the name Ivanka for use on products such as weight-loss supplements and cosmetics in the country—it looks like we’ll just have to wait and see.
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Chinese Cosmetic Surgery Company Specializes in Ivanka Trump-Inspired Procedures
Ivanka Trump Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty
Ivanka Trump has inspired some women in the U.S. to undergo plastic surgery procedures to look more like her, and a cosmetic-surgery firm in China believes she will inspire women abroad as well — so much so that they trademarked her name as part of their company’s name.
According to The Washington Post, a company in Foshan, China registered the name Foshan Yiwanka Medical Management just before the election. (“Yiwanka” — pronounced ee-wan-ka — is the usual transliteration of Ivanka’s name in Chinese.)
“Young women in China like to change their looks to copy film stars’ eyes, noses and lips,” the company’s human resources manager, Li Yunxing, told the Post. “No doubt young women here want Ivanka’s big eyes, her pretty nose and lips, and her flawless figure.”
Foshan Yiwanka Medical Management currently offers eye surgery, nose surgery, liposuction and breast enlargement.
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Beverly Hills-based plastic surgeon Dr. Marc Mani — who has also operated in China — says it’s not uncommon for Chinese patients to request the looks of American stars.
“The Chinese culture embraces plastic surgery as much as any,” he tells PEOPLE. “I’ve had Chinese patients come to me asking to look like celebrities. Ivanka Trump’s face in particular appeals to the Chinese aesthetic because it’s close to their ideal — large eyes; a heart-shaped face with a small, feminine chin and cheekbones that are high but not overly defined; and a nose that is small but with a stronger bridge as opposed to flat.”
However, he hesitates to do any surgeries that greatly transform someone’s facial features.
“Unless they are already close to that look and want a little refinement I won’t do it,” he says. “There are certain individuals from many cultures — including China — who would have a complete face transplant if it would make them more successful. To me that’s a bit of denial of the soul and very sad. But the patients I have had from China are typically already very successful and just want to look younger or more beautiful.”
‘She’s so inauthentic’: the unmasking of Ivanka Trump
It was Ivanka’s nightmare.
Sipping vodka under chandeliers in a cool private club on the Lower East Side, the New York elite – the very ones Ivanka’s father scorned at a rally a few days ago for looking down on him even though he has “a much better apartment” and is “smarter” and “richer” – were shaking their well-coiffed heads over the fall of the first daughter.
Why had she stayed mute for so many days about the torment her father was inflicting on thousands of immigrant children? What will happen to her if Michael Cohen flips? Did she know she was as out as an outcast Edith Wharton character, doomed never to return to her privileged perch as a Manhattan society darling?
“It’s really easy for someone whose sole job in the White House is women and children to issue a statement – even Melania did it,” Emily Jane Fox said in an interview after her new book, Born Trump, was celebrated by her editors at Vanity Fair on Tuesday night at the Ludlow House.
“It just shows how fake Ivanka is,” Fox continued. “She’s crafted this whole image of herself that’s not actually her. And the real her is cooler, slightly more interesting, funnier. She curses like a sailor. She partied a lot when she was younger. She flashed a hot-dog vendor when she was in eighth grade. She chain-smoked. Which is so opposite of the image she put out there.
“What you’re seeing now is the unmasking. She can’t control the narrative any more because she’s so inauthentic. It has really come back to bite her.”
The twisted Trump family dynamic was on lurid display this past week, hitting a Marie Antoinette high point as the echoes of sobbing children snatched from parents fleeing violence collided with images of a whining, pampered child-president bragging about his crowd size and his bank account, all while he callously used helpless kids as hostages to get his wall.
Melania bizarrely wore a jacket on her trip to a child detention centre at the border that turned into the 2018 version of the George HW Bush “Message: I care” moment. Her $39 Zara jacket read, “I Really Don’t Care. Do U?” And yet again, it wasn’t clear whom she was trolling – most likely, as her husband tweeted, the press, which criticised her for wearing stilettos on the way to a goodwill mission to a hurricane-ravaged Texas. Which means the first lady is like her husband in one unfortunate respect: In times of national turmoil, she makes it about herself.
The 36-year-old Ivanka has fallen far from the days when she tried to stage her father’s inaugural to echo Camelot, perhaps with dynastic presidential dreams herself. “She was infatuated with the Kennedys,” Fox said.
She tried to present her brand as luminous, caring and classy – a champion of women and children with a carefully curated image over the years on Instagram, in a blog and in books. Amid the dark hailstorm of her father, Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller, she sold herself as the sunny morning – the one who would temper her father’s retrogressive and sometimes wretched moves.
Introducing him at the 2016 Republican convention, Ivanka assured the crowd that he had “empathy and generosity” as well as “kindness and compassion”.
Even then, before all the horrors that would follow, it seemed like fan fiction. As a former top Trump administration official recently told me, “Donald Trump is the meanest man I’ve ever met”.
Ivanka Trump has spent her life fashioning herself into her father’s ideal. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times
Ivanka’s quest to have a brand that both complemented and contrasted with her father was quixotic. After her panic when he left her mother for Marla Maples – Ivanka worried she wouldn’t be able to keep the Trump name, and called him constantly – she spent her life fashioning herself, Vertigo-style, into his ideal.
But of course, no matter how hard Ivanka tried, Donald Trump thought she could be even more ideal. When she was a model, Fox writes, her father “suggested to friends that breast implants might help her along. One friend recalled getting a frantic call from Maryanne Trump, Donald’s sister, urging him to talk Donald out of letting her get plastic surgery that young. ‘It’ll ruin her,’ she said into the phone. When his friend confronted him about it, he denied that she was getting implants. At the end of the call, he asked, ‘Why not, though?’ ”
In some ways, Ivanka succeeded in being a Mini-Me. By 16 she trademarked her name with the intention of using it for everything from bras to brow liner to scrub masks. “There is a distinct genetic quality to Ivanka’s preternatural ability to self-promote,” Fox writes. And certainly she has cashed in on the Oval, minting money at the Trump International Hotel in Washington and other confluence-of-interest endeavours.
But Ivanka ran into split-screen trouble with her gauzy and glam mommy-of-the-year Instagram posts during the refugee ban, the migrant crisis and the Palestinians dying at the Israeli border during her visit to the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem. (“Daddy’s Little Ghoul,” screamed the New York Daily News cover.)
Despite her stated desire to look out for children, Ivanka was never going to be able to control the ultimate wild child. An authentic jerk trumps an inauthentic brand ambassador.
Her father is the all-consuming maw, what Fox calls “an infinite pit of need – a time-sucking vampire who fed off those around him to sustain his own vanity”.
The president told House Republicans the other day that his daughter had asked him, “Daddy, what are we doing about this?” noting that she was concerned about the heartbreaking images. But nobody is buying her blond saviour routine any more.
Ivanka backed up the president’s fake narrative that it was Congress’s fault. When Daddy finally ended the pitiless policy that he imposed, she congratulated him on Twitter for white-knighting it and urged Congress to “find a lasting solution”.
The Trump family, of course, was seeing the problem as optics, not as a barbaric flouting of American values.
It makes sense. Donald and Ivanka are consumed with protecting their own brands. America’s? Not so much.
– New York Times service
The Many Scandals of Ivanka Trump
The Trump family is no stranger to scandal. Donald Trump has found himself at the center of many expensive scandals. Melania Trump has had her share of PR problems, too. And unsurprisingly, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump’s favorite child, has had her own brush with controversy.
Below, check out the most memorable scandals that have affected Ivanka Trump so far.
1. She may have had plastic surgery
People have speculated about her having plastic surgery. | Sean Gallup/Getty Images
One of Ivanka Trump’s lingering scandals remains one of the most predictable. People continue to speculate about whether the first daughter had any “work” done. Some have posited that Ivanka had at least one plastic surgery to alter her nose. She may have undergone another procedure for breast augmentation. She may also have dental veneers. And some think that she started getting Botox, too. Plus, it seems that she doesn’t naturally have blonde hair, a color she has probably dyed it since childhood.
Next: Some of her scandals involve her place in the Trump White House.
2. She has faced nepotism accusations
Donald Trump gave her and her husband jobs. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
Especially after hiring Ivanka Trump, the Trump White House has faced repeated accusations of nepotism. Many critics have pointed out that Donald Trump’s hiring of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner seems to place him on the wrong side of the federal anti-nepotism statute. The statute aims to prevent the president from naming his family members to government positions. Plus, neither Ivanka nor Jared had any government experience. So many critics worried that Trump didn’t focus on choosing the most qualified candidates for his administration.
Next: This move raised some eyebrows.
3. She took her father’s seat at the G-20 summit
She lacked experience. | Ukas Michael-Pool/Getty Images
New Republic notes that Ivanka Trump caused another scandal when she took her father’s seat at the table at a G-2o meeting in Germany. There, she joined a discussion alongside Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Chinese President Xi Jinping. “Many critics seized on it as an example of the Trump administration’s scorn for democratic norms,” New Republic explains. But Trump brushed aside complaints about Ivanka’s lack of experience. And he also dismissed allegations about corruption in his administration.
Next: She has this in common with Hillary Clinton.
4. She used a private email account to correspond with Treasury officials
She should know to be careful with emails. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Another of Ivanka Trump’s most notable scandals broke late in 2017. That that point, it came to light that the first daughter had used a private email account to correspond with the U.S. Treasury Department. Newsweek notes that Ivanka used the account to discuss national economic programs. Her messages also dealt with her meetings with global leaders. And she also used the account to discuss the child care tax credit. Ivanka and her husband reportedly used at least three private accounts for White House business. That seems ironic considering that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was “buoyed by public outrage” over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.
Next: Her choice to do this angered lots of people.
5. She defended her dad against accusations of sexual misconduct
She defended her dad. | Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images
U.S. News reports that in the wake of a New York Times piece claiming that Donald Trump “repeatedly demeaned women in his professional and personal life,” Ivanka Trump jumped to defend him. “He’s not a groper,” Ivanka told CBS. She dismissed the allegations of women who accused Trump of abusing and objectifying them. Ivanka said, “When I think about myself as a feminist, it’s important that women are treated equally.” She added of her father, “he treats women and men equally.”
Next: She missed the deadline to do this.
6. She didn’t vote in the primaries
She didn’t register to vote in time. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images
As Snopes explains, Ivanka Trump didn’t vote for her father in the primaries. Neither Ivanka nor her brother Eric had registered as members of any political party at the time. (Donald Trump’s oldest son, Donald Jr., had registered as a Republican.) Donald Trump reportedly said that Ivanka felt “guilty” for not registering as a Republican in time to vote in New York’s primary. Because New York doesn’t hold open primary, citizens have to register as either a Republican or a Democrat to vote.
Next: She furthered what some criticize as a ‘pay to play’ system.
7. She was criticized for setting up a ‘bribery fund’
People worried about corruption. | Alex Wong/Getty Images
When news broke reported that Ivanka Trump was setting up a fund to “invest in women and girls,” The New Republic criticized the first daughter for creating a “bribery fund.” Donald Trump had repeatedly fielded accusations of instituting a “pay to play” government. So critics worried that Ivanka Trump takes the same kind of approach. Ivanka attracted criticism for “legitimizing corruption.” And many Americans regard the Trump administration as the most corrupt government institution in the United States.
Next: Her place in the administration might change.
8. She may not keep working at the White House for long
The president is worried about negative press regarding his daughter. | Win McNamee/Getty Images
Newsweek reports that Donald Trump’s chief of staff, John Kelly, has signaled that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner may leave the Trump administration sooner rather than later. Reports have indicated that Donald Trump has wondered whether the first daughter and her husband should continue in their roles at the White House. The reason why? There’s constant negative press about their involvement. The president reportedly confronted Ivanka about the coverage. He supposedly told her, “Baby, you’re getting killed, this is a bad deal.”
Next: People hated when she published this.
9. People hated her book
Reviewers trashed the book. | Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images
The Daily Beast reports that Ivanka Trump wrote a book, Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules of Success, which garnered some “savage” reviews from readers. For instance, The New Yorker’s review carried the title, “Ivanka Trump Wrote a Painfully Oblivious Book for Basically No One.” The Washington Post titled its review,” Ivanka Trump’s Life of Privilege Undermines the Credibility of Her New Book’s Message.” Reviewers on Amazon and Barnes and Noble weren’t much kinder, either.
Next: This aide created one of Ivanka’s biggest scandals.
10. Kellyanne Conway promoted Ivanka’s clothing line
Critics said this violated ethics regulations. | Paul Morig/Getty Images
One of the most high-profile of Ivanka Trump’s scandals came when presidential aide Kellyanne Conway appeared on Fox and Friends and promoted the first daughter’s clothing line. “Go buy Ivanka’s stuff is what I would tell you. I hate shopping, I’m going to go get some myself today,” Conway said, according to The Atlantic. Critics argued that Conway’s endorsed violated federal ethics regulations against officials pushing products.
Next: Her business has created other scandals, too.
11. Her company has come under fire
Her company has controversial practices. | Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images
Ivanka Trump has distanced herself from the company she founded. But she has still created several scandals by talking the talk about women’s equality, and then failing to walk the walk with her own business. The Cut reports that Ivanka’s designers don’t get paid maternity leave. And the company reportedly makes its interns work for free. (That practice has become common in the fashion industry. But it has also attracted a lot of criticism.) Plus, Ivanka’s company relies on Chinese suppliers that have been criticized for workplace abuses — an issue she hasn’t spoken about.
Next: Some of her scandals originated on social media.
12. She’s made numerous faux pas on Twitter and Instagram
Critics think she’s out of touch. | Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images
Just like her dad, Ivanka Trump routinely causes controversy when she posts on social media. Her Twitter and Instagram posts alike have caused scandals. And many onlookers have characterized the first daughter as “out of touch” and “tone-deaf” based on her Instagram and Twitter. But some think that the public should cut Ivanka some slack. After all, most of us have made a few mistakes on social media. And you could argue that Ivanka’s social media presence is hardly as damaging as her father’s.
Next: Her outfits have caused controversy, too.
13. She wore a short skirt
The hemline police criticized her. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Newsweek reports that Tiffany and Ivanka Trump caused “an international uproar” by wearing short skirts when they watched their dad pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey. Ivanka sparked a similar (and similarly sexist) scandal when she wore a pink miniskirt on an earlier visit to Japan. Some people think the president’s daughters should dress modestly and conservatively. But others consider it backward to police the first daughters’ hemlines.
Next: These people refused to work with her.
14. Many designers refused to dress her
The designers oppose the Trump administration. | Sean Gallup/Getty Images
As The Cut reported, many designers have refused to dress either Ivanka Trump or Melania Trump. Those designers have cited their objections to Donald Trump’s administration and politics. Zac Posen, Marc Jacobs, and Tom Ford all said that they wouldn’t dress Ivanka. But some, including Carolina Herrera, have continued to work with the first daughter without bringing politics into the relationship.
Next: She sometimes wears this surprising accessory.
15. She wears colored contacts
Her eye color changes. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
Anyone who looks very closely at photographs of Ivanka Trump will probably notice one strange thing. Her eye color seems to change. Refinery29 reported that “Ivanka’s eyes change color, and not in a way that could be passed off as a trick of the light or camera flash.” The publication explains, “In various appearances, she’s swapped her natural brown eyes for what appears to be deep hazel or bright green contacts — sometimes even in the same day.” Ivanka seems to wear the colored contacts largely for important political events.
Next: She angers people even on vacation.
16. She was accused of ‘ruining Aspen’
She ruined people’s vacations. | Riccardo Savi/Getty Images
The Cut reported in 2017 that the Trump kids, including Ivanka, were vacationing in Aspen with their families. There, fellow resort-goers felt “none too pleased about running into the extended First Family in line for the chairlift.” Some vacationers said that everybody complained. Part of the problem? About 100 Secret Service agents had to accompany the group. The size of the group made it difficult for other vacationers to get tables at restaurants (or to get around town without running into terrible traffic). As The Cut put it, Ivanka et al were “ruining Aspen.”
Next: She surprised many with her political donations.
17. She donated money to the Clinton Foundation
Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump are friends. | Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images
Some Republicans felt shocked to find out that Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump donated a combined $105,000 or more to the Clinton Foundation, according to The Hill. CNN earlier reported that Ivanka Trump gave $1,000 to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign (a campaign to which Donald Trump Jr. gave $4,000 and Marla Maples gave $1,000).
Next: Some critics accuse her of hypocrisy.
18. She says she advocates for women
Her initiatives have fallen flat. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images
The Cut notes that Ivanka Trump “has consistently pushed the idea of herself as a ‘passionate advocate for the education and empowerment of women and girls.’” But as the publication added, “there hasn’t been much meat in that sandwich as of yet.” Ivanka did star in a campaign commercial in which she characterized motherhood as the most important job a woman can have. But her other efforts haven’t exactly shaped up as planned. Newsweek notes that Ivanka has interrupted meetings in the Oval Office to pitch her childcare plan. And she has also pushed for “other initiatives that have failed to take shape.”
Read more: Here’s What Donald Trump Has Never Told America About His Mother
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He says it is physically possible to change one’s face into something closer to a celebrity’s, as long as there are enough structural similarities to begin with, but he says it would be unethical. “When someone says they want to look like someone else, your first concern should always be: has this person got body dysmorphia? Are they trying to attain something that isn’t realistic?”
Last year, Julian de Silva, a London-based surgeon, created a picture of his “perfect” face, made up of a record he claims to have kept of the most-requested celebrity features. The most popular nose was the Duchess of Cambridge’s, while other patients asked for Keira Knightley’s eyes, Penelope Cruz’s lips and Miley Cyrus’s forehead.
In the more than 10 years he has been practising, Esho has seen trends of celebrity faces come and go, at least for female patients. For a while, he says, “everybody wanted to look like Angelina Jolie. Then people wanted to go for a Jennifer Aniston look – softer. Then it was Jennifer Lopez – fuller features.” In recent years, he says, the Kardashians have been the most influential, “where people want brows, strong cheekbones, larger lips – more exaggerated features”.
It has a lot to do with exposure, says Alan Matarasso, a cosmetic surgeon in New York – and, yes, over the last year he has seen an increase in the number of patients who mention the Trumps when talking about what they would like to change about their faces. “There’s no question that whenever an attractive, popular figure appears in the media a lot, you will get this,” he says. “It’s human nature. It’s not exclusive to these two women, but are front and centre now. But I could get all the exposure in the world and I doubt people will be walking into plastic surgeons’ offices wanting to look like me. So they also happen to be the right look at the right time.”