Ivanka Trump was born October 30, 1981, in New York City, New York. The offspring of multi-millionaire Donald Trump and now ex-wife Ivana Trump, Ivanka has risen to the status of international model from the age of 16.
While a high school student at Choate in Connecticut, Ivanka had to find work since her mother was only funding her school tuition. Wanting to earn extra money for other fees, Ivanka looked to a part-time career as a model, while her day job was being a student.
Represented by Elite Model Management, which also represents Paulina Porizkova and Linda Evangelista -- among a list of other supermodels -- Ivanka made her modeling debut in the fashion magazines Elle and Glamour.
1997 marks the first time Ivanka graced the cover of a magazine, on the May issue of Seventeen. That same year, the young beauty made her debut on national television, as host of the Miss Teen USA Pageant (which Donald incidentally was Executive Producer for).
Ivanka has made her way to the fashion runways, strutting her stuff down the catwalks for designers such as Versace, Marc Bouwer, and Thierry Mugler.
Although being a straight A student isn't easy to begin with, Ivanka manages to do so while traveling to fashion centers such as Paris, Milan and London. Her high-profile modeling career has also seen Ivanka modeling in campaigns for Thierry Mugler, Tommy Hilfiger and Sasson jeans. She was also featured in a spread in the British GQ, at the age of 18.
Thankfully for Ivanka (and for her international fans), she had a strict mother that forced her to enter the world of the working to earn her own money -- or else we would never had laid eyes on the 19-year-old beauty that is quickly on her way to breaking through the supermodel stratosphere.