Ivanka Trump: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me (I Auditioned for Les Mis on Broadway!)

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Real estate mogul and fashion maven Ivanka Trump — who’s expecting her third child with husband Jared Kushner — took some time out of her busy schedule to share 25 fun facts about herself with Us Weekly.

1. My real name is actually Ivana.

2. I think it is bad luck to put shoes on a table or walk under ladders.

3. My most enduring celebrity crush would be Christian Bale — purely on a looks basis. I’ve never met him!

4. My ring size is a 5.

5. I’ve never broken a limb. Knock on wood.

6. My mother [Ivana Trump, 66] was a member of the Czechoslovakian ski team.

7. I used to spend summers in the Czech Republic with my grandmother. I’d watch Czech cartoons.

8. I was born in NYC. I plan to retire here.

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9. I was forced to take fencing in high school. They were big on antiquated sports.

10. I auditioned for the part of Cosette in Les Miserables on Broadway. It didn’t work out.

11. I studied Latin for several years.

12. Most days, I walk to work with semi-wet hair. I don’t even own a blow-dryer!

13. I met my husband at a business meeting.

14. On our first date, we went to a speakeasy downtown behind a Japanese restaurant. I won’t lie: It was weird.

15. I have very singular pregnancy cravings. With Arabella [4], it was a double-toasted salt bagel with cream cheese. With Joseph [2] and this new baby, it’s cookie-dough ice cream at 4 p.m.

16. After seeing Guns N’ Roses when I was 10, I wore a bandanna to look like Axl Rose.

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17. The dumbest thing I’ve ever done, in retrospect, was skydiving. At the time, my mother said, “Why would you jump out of a perfectly good plane?”

18. I’m fiercely competitive.

19. I was so determined to be the best mom, I obsessively read books on how to do things like change a diaper and give a bath. Total waste of time. You learn the basics very quickly after the baby is born!

20. I danced in The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center when I was young.

21. The best gift I’ve ever received was a scavenger hunt Jared and Arabella organized.

22. My dream project is owning a hotel in an iconic London location.

23. My pregnancy mocktail of choice is seltzer water with a splash of pomegranate juice. I’m going to be a wild guest at the holiday parties!

24. On the advice of my mother, I won’t let anyone photograph my closet. She says it’s inelegant.

25. I haven’t bought shoes by another designer since I started my own collection. (Except for sneakers — those don’t count!)

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