If your dad was number 134 on Forbes' richest Americans list would YOU have plastic surgery? You can definitely see how it could happen.
Reader Amanda requested a before and after on Ivanka Trump, because she is "too perfect." Did that perfection happen naturally? Let's take a look at Ivanka's beauty progression:
Ivanka as a Child
We'll kick things off with this gem of a photo featuring a young Ivanka with dear dad, taken sometime in the 1980s. Ivanka looks like a pint-sized Paris Hilton. Is her hair dyed blonde? Is that a miniature Chanel? So many questions.
Ivanka in 1997
By the time she was 16, Ivanka was modelling. Who knows if being Donald's daughter helped, but she was pretty stunning as a brunette.
This shot was probably taken around the same time. You can can see teenage Ivanka's nose in profile. I have no issues with this nose. In fact, I think it's kinda cute, with the bump near the bridge. Also notice her very model-esque eyebrow fans.
Ivanka in 1999
By 199, Ivanka had dark brown hair. I think it's just the bad photo angle making her face look so much fuller. (Plus, baby fat—which is never a bad thing. Lots of people would like theirs back!)
Also in 1999, Ivanka attended this premiere wearing the exact same dress she had on the Seventeen cover two years before. (C'mon Ivanka, we know you can afford a new one!) She almost looks like a different person. I like the brown hair a lot, and I think the cute bump on her nose nose actually helps balance her full cheeks.
Ivanka in 2004
This is my favourite photo, taken when Ivanka was 23. She's committed to blonde by this stage, and she does pull it off (although I think it looks better with her hair up versus down). I love her natural smile, full, flushed cheeks and berry-stained lips. Too bad she now tends to stick with socialite makeup, a.k.a. boring neutrals and nude gloss.
Ivanka in 2005
The following year may have been the turning point for her nose. To me, it seems narrower, and as a result, her entire look has started to change.
Ivanka in 2006
Here, you can see even more of a change. I do think she looks beautiful, even if this was in that weird mid-'00s time when everyone wanted to be super-blonde and super-tan. Ivanka still has a bit of that model look from a few years before.
Ivanka in 2007
Well, how do I say this diplomatically? For the 2007 Golden Globes, Ivanka shocked everyone when she arrived with some, er, golden globes of her own. Again, this needs context: ridiculous boob jobs were IN back then. (Remember Victoria Beckham's, which she has since had removed?) To each her own, but I think they're too large for her frame and the biggest reason why people think she's had tons of work done. Maybe all she's changed is her nose and the boobs, but the latter are so obviously fake, it makes you wonder about the whole package.
Ivanka in 2008
In 2008, Ivanka's face was looking different again. Did she have a second rhinoplasty that's making it look even more pinched? You just never know. Otherwise, it could be either the camera angle or (sob!) the normal aging process making her face look thinner. She's 27 here.
A profile view from the same year. This foundation has GOT to go. Anyway, compare this nose to the 1990s one and you'll see a very different side view indeed. Also, do you think something's going on with her lips or it's just a duck face?
Ivanka in 2011
I'm pretty sure she was pregnant or nursing here, hence the return of the fuller, healthier-looking cheeks. (I don't think fillers can come out this natural!) She actually looks more like her old childhood self again, with those beautiful dark eyes and her great big smile.
Ivanka in 2012
Wait, is this a 40-something Faith Hill? It seriously could be. Everything looks the same colour in this picture—Ivanka's skin, hair, eyeshadow, dress. I like that she went less blonde, but I don't like the unseparated curls, or what looks like a faux tan. I think it all ages her (and she's only 31 here!).
Ivanka in 2013
Don't be shocked—the green hair is just temporary, because the Met Gala had a punk theme that year. She's also wearing green contact lenses, and has gone blonder again.
Update: Ivanka in 2014
Ivanka looks a little tired here, or maybe it's just a bad lighting situation. I'm not crazy about the rooty, super-blonde hair colour with the tan.
Update: Ivanka in 2015
What a difference a year makes! I love this pic—Ivanka's hair is softer and her skin a more natural hue. The foundation is perhaps a little too light, but overall, she looks great. I especially like the smudgy black liner all the way around her eyes.
Has Ivanka gone under the knife? I couldn't find any plastic surgeons who've gone on record, but I say a boob job and at least one rhinoplasty for sure.
I'm guessing she has started to dabble in Botox, too, although I'm not sure about the fillers yet. Her lips were always quite full, and at least in 2013, her cheeks don't look very inflated.
Whatever she's had done, Ivanka is now inspiring OTHER women to get copycat surgery, in order to look like her.
How do you feel about Ivanka's beauty evolution?
Which of these looks is your favourite?
What "beauty work" do you think she's had done?