We all know Ivanka Trump from Celebrity Apprentice and other high-profile appearances, but Donald Trump has another daughter who's managed to stay almost completely out of the spotlight for two decades. (When The Donald is your dad, that's really saying something.) Her name is Tiffany Trump and her mother is Marla Maples. As of late, however, the 20-year-old has been raising her public profile a bit… because the mysterious heiress wants to be a pop star.
Thankfully, the youngest Trump daughter didn't inherit her father's infamous hair. Her blond locks, along with her killer smile and casually cool style, were the first thing we noticed when we spotted her walking through the streets of New York City with her mother. No wonder she grabbed the attention of photographers.
Tiffany didn't always have fame on her mind. She moved to California with her mom in 1998, after Marla's marriage to Donald ended. While Donald lives large in New York, it seems that Marla keeps a somewhat lower profile in the Golden State. During her teenage years (a time when Ivanka was running around Manhattan and posing for fashion magazines), Tiffany was attending Viewpoint School in Calabasas and spent much of her free time cooking dinners and playing tennis with her mother.
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"My mom and I have always been very close. I think she did raise me as a single mom," Tiffany shared a few years ago in a video segment for The Oprah Winfrey Show appropriately called "Meet Tiffany Trump." "Growing up, we were always together and I know my friends — everyone at home — is like, 'Wow, you guys have a really good relationship.'"
But while she loved quality time with her mom, she also admitted to other aspirations. (Spoiler alert: They don't involve real estate or sitting in the boardroom.)
"I love music. It's always been very dear to me. It's a big passion. It's more of a hobby right now, but we'll see in a couple of years if I want to take it to the next level as a professional," she hinted in the video before adding, "Right now my focus is on school and getting into a good college."
It seems she succeeded, as she's currently a student at her father's alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, and has also released a single, "Like a Bird." (Haven't heard of it? Neither had we.)
"My brothers and sisters have all achieved so much in their lives and they've had so much success," Tiffany mused about her half-siblings. "Since I have grown up on the West Coast and all the rest of them have grown up on the East Coast, it's a different kind of lifestyle, obviously."
But that doesn't mean she hasn't been in touch with her New York counterparts. Showing off some family photos, Tiffany pointed out snaps of Donald at her high school graduation and herself as a bridesmaid at Ivanka's wedding.
Despite being a college student and working toward a career in music, she finds time to live it up like the rest of the Trumps, as her Instagram account attests. Recent shots show the blonde glammed up at a piano, kicking back with her Chanel handbag in first class on the way to London, and chilling on a boat in Greece.
Still, she insists she's not caught up in all that. "I have a good head on my shoulders," she explained. "I've always been grounded. People would think not because of who I am, but I've always been raised with that sense of morals from my dad and my mother both."
We'll have to wait and see if her music career takes flight, but, with those Trump genes, she's probably not going to give up easily.
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