"I was really into Nirvana" and wore "ripped corduroy jeans," the President's daughter writes in her mother's upcoming book.
Apparently, our poised and polished First Daughter once had a "punk phase" where she raged against the Establishment -- or at least listened to a lot of Nirvana and once dyed her hair blue.
In her mother Ivana Trump's upcoming memoir 'Raising Trump,' Ivanka chimes in for a chapter and writes that she wasn't always into sheath dresses and private jets -- she was once a rebellious, super-relatable teenager, just like the rest of us.
"During my punk phase in the nineties, I was really into Nirvana," she said. "My wardrobe consisted of ripped corduroy jeans and flannel shirts. One day after school, I dyed my hair blue. Mom wasn't a fan of this decision. She took one look at me and immediately went out to the nearest drugstore to buy a $10 box of Nice'n Easy. That night, she forced me to dye my hair back to blond."
Ironically, this resulted in Ivanka becoming more golden-haired than ever: "The color she picked out was actually three shades lighter than my natural color... and I have never looked back!" (The Cut points out that it seems difficult to remove hair dye and go three shades lighter using drugstore products, and suspects there was actually an expensive salon trip involved.)
Trump also said she was heartbroken when Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain committed suicide. "It was a shock and I was distraught. Mom had no idea who Kurt Cobain was, and she sympathized only so much. After twenty-four hours of my crying inconsolably in my room, alone -- major melodrama -- Mom had to pull me out of there to go down to dinner."
The idea of Ivanka calling herself "punk" was too much for most of the internet to handle, and people have been making a snarky meme out of it since Tuesday evening. See some of the most savage reactions so far below.
You had- AT MOST- a Sum 41 CD. https://t.co/eKSDvVKUXg— Dave Holmes (@DaveHolmes) October 17, 2017
The only thing Ivanka Trump was less committed to than her "punk phase" was her feminism phase— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) October 18, 2017
Ivanka Trump said she had a "punk phase" so here's proof pic.twitter.com/edkDhgtKbn— Alexis Benveniste (@apbenven) October 17, 2017
Ivanka Trump, punk as fuck in Aspen in 1998 pic.twitter.com/dWFg5zLOXD— Christian Nightmares (@ChristnNitemare) October 17, 2017
She once went all the way downtown to the John Varvatos store where CBGB used to be. https://t.co/AFqPELcyTL— Maris Kreizman (@mariskreizman) October 17, 2017
Lol...@IvankaTrump’s “punk phase” was downloading a Blink 182 song when she was mad at daddy for not getting her a Beamer for her sweet 16.— Mike Moroski (@mike_moroski) October 17, 2017
Ivanka Trump called Nirvana punk and now she literally can go to hell— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) October 18, 2017
Ivanka Trump: (sits completely still with her hands folded in her lap & listens to exactly 1 Nirvana song) I’m punk now— Super Deluxe (@superdeluxe) October 18, 2017
"As for me? Well, let's just say...I'm doing things differently"-voiceover during teen punk phase in Ivanka Trump's propaganda biopic— Carey O'Donnell (@ecareyo) October 17, 2017
Ivanka Trump’s “punk phase” - There, but for the grace of God, goes Lana Del Rey. pic.twitter.com/v8zt6rg4yG— Disturbelage (@Decervelage) October 17, 2017
.@IvankaTrump Oh, you had a punk phase? Name five 3OH!3 songs— Austin Gebbia (@austin_gebbia) October 17, 2017
Her punk phase involved heavy eyeliner, "Complicated" by Avril Lavigne & trying to ride a skateboard once while being trailed by chauffeur— Kneel deGrasse Tyson (@CandaceMQZ) October 17, 2017
.@IvankaTrump I can't help wondering what might have happened if we'd met during our punk phases.— John Levenstein (@johnlevenstein) October 17, 2017
here are some photos of ivanka during what she claims was her “punk phase" pic.twitter.com/gZ4WYMeFWS— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) October 17, 2017
exclusive photos of ivanka trump during her punk phase when she listened to nirvana pic.twitter.com/ikLeY9U9Vy— ☠death☠♣️dealer♠️ (@wheelswordsmith) October 17, 2017
How many tattoos did Ivanka make her nannies get during her punk phase?— Sam Grittner (@SamGrittner) October 18, 2017