Donald Trump’s younger daughter Tiffany will command a national audience in her speaking slot at the Republican National Convention next week, where we will all but certainly see her father selected as the party’s presidential nominee.
Sure, it’s a kind of political debut for the 22-year-old, often thought of as the least known of the older Trump kids. She’s certainly less prominent on Team Trump than her glamorous, poised half-sister Ivanka Trump and half brothers Donald Jr. and Eric, all of whom are executives with the Trump Organization, their dad’s company.
Although Tiffany Trump isn’t a regular in front of the cable TV cameras, she’s already famous — or at least Internet famous, and that counts, right? The recent University of Pennsylvania graduate has an enviable 156,000 followers on Instagram who follow her adventures among the infinity pools and ski slopes that constitute the backdrop for her young-and-fabulous set.
A New York Times story recently dubbed Tiffany Trump’s gaggle of social-media savvy fellow children-of the the”Snap Pack”: the gang includes RFK Jr.’s daughter Kyra Kennedy, Stephanie Seymour’s son Peter Brant Jr., and Gaia Matisse, the great-great granddaughter of painter Henri Matisse.
To put her IG following in perspective, that’s a lot less than her father (with 1.9 million) but enough to qualify her, in the parlance of ‘gramming experts, as a “mid to top-tier influencer,” on par with the likes of minor reality TV stars.
Among her shared Hamptons-Manhattan-Palm Beach snaps? Pics with Ross Mechanic, the UPenn undergrad she’s reportedly dating.
Other fun facts about the second-youngest Trump kid? She grew up in Los Angeles, where her mom — Donald Trump’s second wife, Marla Maples — raised her pretty much as a single parent. She’s close to her older half-siblings from Donald’s first marriage to Ivana Trump (she was a bridesmaid in Ivanka’s 2009 wedding to Jared Kushner) and to 10-year-old half-brother Barron, the son of Donald and Melania Trump.
She’s reportedly named after the jewelry company. And she was once an aspiring musician: In 2011, she released a forgettable and heavily auto-tuned pop single, “Like a Bird.”
In an interview on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” the then-17-year-old described growing up and going to college as her chance to make a name for herself outside the outside shadow of her famous father.
“It will be … a chance to be Tiffany, not just ‘Tiffany Trump.'”