Whitehouse counselor Kellyanne Conway became a household name after managing Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and acting as his senior counselor. She’s considered a bit controversial by some for things like her statements about feminism, but also for things like getting caught with her shoes up on the couch in the oval office. She’s regularly in the media these days, and yet you might not know as much about her as you think you do.
Love her or hate her, here are some things you should know about Kellyanne Conway. She even has some pageant days in her past!
10. She Grew Up Without Her Father
Kellyanne was born in New Jersey but grew up in a smaller town outside of Philadelphia. Her dad left when she was just two-years-old, so she was raised by her mom, two aunts, and her grandmother. Her mom was the shift supervisor at a casino and needed the extra help from the family.
9. She Has A History With Blueberries
When Kellyanne was growing up, she spent some time hanging out at her grandfather’s blueberry farm, where she would pick blueberries to make spending cash. She also won the New Jersey Blueberry Princess Pageant at the age of 16 in what is considered the “Blueberry Capital of the World.”
8. Her Love Of Politics Started In High School
Kellyanne first found an interest in politics when she was in high school. She had an assignment for a local newspaper to cover the 1984 Democratic National Convention and Republican National Convention. At first, she was actually leaning towards the democratic perspective, but Ronald Reagan’s thoughts turned her republican. Read on to hear where she continued her education.
7. She Attended A Couple Schools
Kellyanne went to Trinity Washington University for her undergrad college work and spent one year studying abroad at Oxford. After graduating, she decided to go to law school as well and graduated with her law degree from George Washington University. The George Washington University Law School happens to be the oldest one that’s in Washington D.C., so it’s a bit historic at that.
6. She Founded The Polling Company
Kellyanne founded The Polling Company in 1995. Part of its intention is to help male conservative candidates reach women voters, as well as provide insight into consumer trends for corporations. When she first got involved in polling she worked as a research assistant for Richard Wirthlin, who worked for Ronald Reagan.
Kellyanne is married, and met her husband in an unconventional way …