Ivanka Trump, who? Now that Donald Trump is out, meet America’s new first daughter Ashley Biden – a social activist who’s not just chasing the spotlight
Ashley, an activist with a passion for animals and criminal justice reform, is not likely to just sit back and enjoy the spotlight. She has openly declared that, even though her dad is the new leader of the so-called free world, she will continue to voice her opinions on her passion projects.
Here’s everything you need to know about the new first daughter.
She once worked at a pizza parlour
Born in 1981, Ashley majored in cultural anthropology at New Orleans’ Tulane University. Unlike Ivanka, who spent time modelling and hitting the New York City social scene, Ashley worked at a pizza parlour while working out what she wanted to do in life after graduation.
She’s inspired by her father
She’s a staunch activist
It was her father who motivated her to become an activist. In 2014, she was made executive director at the Delaware Center for Justice, an organisation that focuses on criminal justice reform. When her stepbrother, Beau, died of brain cancer in 2015, her mum Jill said that Ashley made it her mission to follow his footsteps and fight for reform.
She’s not here for the attention
Despite having a political figure for a father, Ashley has historically eschewed the public spotlight. She’s still determined to keep aspects of her life out of the public eye even as Joe Biden is poised to enter the White House next January. Her Instagram account remains private and she rarely attends public events, opting instead to focus on causes that can make a difference.
She’s had a drug scandal or two
This wasn’t the first time Ashley ran into trouble due to drugs, either. In 1999, she was arrested for possession of marijuana, although there was no conviction recorded for the incident. A few years later, there were also reports that she was arrested for officer obstruction.
She’s a dancing queen
Ashley almost outshone her dad during his first speech as president-elect with her dance moves. Footage of the first daughter breaking it down on the dance floor while her dad was speaking quickly went viral.
Hunter Biden might be known for his history with drugs, but his sister Ashley has faced her fair share of scandals – although the activist mostly prefers to keep a low profile, even setting her Instagram profile to private