She does love a low-cut bit of lace, and Ivana Trump was no disappointment when she made an appearance to launch her a new campaign to tackle obesity.
The former wife of US President Donald Trump was tightly wrapped in a red lace, knee-length dress at the event at The Plaza Hotel in New York, which she accessorised with a dramatic hot-pink necklace and matching chandelier earrings. Her hair was in its usual chignon that looked as if it could withstand gale-force winds, while pewter kitten heels completed the colourful look.
Trump was promoting the ‘Italiano Diet’ that was created by her friend Gianluca Mech and promises dieters the ability to “eat all the Italian food you want”, other than pizza, of course. The Italiano Diet, which Mech says he created after his father died due to obesity, involves herbal extracts that speed up the metabolism and reduce hunger, as well as specially made pastas and snacks.
But Trump herself is unlikely to need it, from what the 69-year-old recently told The New York Post, saying that she’s never gained weight because she’s a very disciplined eater. But she does admit to a love of Kentucky Fried Chicken, saying “I have it once a year, and I have it and won’t eat anything for two days”.
She can’t say the same for her former husband, Donald, however, saying that she’s told him “100 times” to watch his food intake.
“He does what he wants anyway,” she told the newspaper in resignation, but added, that “he looks very, very good and is very healthy — his only weakness is the Big Mac, what can I tell you?”. But her children, daughter Ivanka and sons Donald Jr and Eric, don’t suffer from the same lack of dietary self-control, she reckons.
“None of my kids are obese — they’re all tall and slim and handsome and smart. And the grandkids are exactly the same — good genes,”‘ the proud mother and grandmother says.
She told the New York Post that she was initially sceptical about helping her friend Mech promote his diet, asking him “How can I be [a] spokesperson for obesity [when] I’m slim?” but came around to the idea once tried his low-fat cookies and is now on the campaign trail for him, hitting the US talk shows and news outlets to help raise awareness of the pricey diet.
“We have to fight this now because it is getting worse, particularly among young people who need to be taught how to eat and exercise correctly so that they can have a long and healthy life,” she reportedly told CNN in a statement. CNN said that Mech and Trump plan on touring the US to encourage better eating and exercise habits.