By Sam Reed
Updated: Jan 07, 2019 @ 5:01 pm

The year was 2007: Reality TV was in its prime — still novel enough to attract the youth yet past the phase when "serious adults" turned up their noses at cable's most base form of entertainment. 

In those good ol' days, we would have never been able to imagine the future we currently find ourselves in, where Donald Trump is at the helm of the United States of America, not just The Apprentice. So it wasn't entirely out of the realm of possibility then that Ivanka Trump — now the First Daughter — would have found herself at the center of another reality franchise: The Bachelorette. 

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According to People's 2007 interview with the heiress about everything from her father's hair (" I love his hair! I’ve heard all sorts of crazy things, but I can verify with complete conviction that it’s not a hairpiece. It is what it is!") to his then-feud with Rosie O'Donnell, Ivanka was once approached to star as the titular Bachelorette. 

"I’ve been offered tons of shows, (including) The Bachelorette," she told the outlet. "I’m flattered, but that in no way furthers my objective of being a great real estate developer." Looks like not even Ivanka saw the whole adviser to the president of the United States role coming. 

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Business Insider reports that Ivanka and her now-husband Jared Kushner first began dating in 2007, so show producers were too little too late to snag the eldest Trump daughter for the reality franchise. Considering Kushner also now has a role in the White House, perhaps Ivanka's decision to turn down the spot was for the best — two reality TV alum in the White House seems like more than enough. 

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