Another Trump in the TV Business

Sep 2, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Ivana trump, ex-wife of “The Apprentice” star Donald Trump, is making her way into the world of reality television this fall. Ms. Trump will host “Ivana Man,” a two-hour reality special for Fox that gives a successful but lonely 40-something female contestant the opportunity to find a 20-something man.

The show’s format has Ms. Trump selecting eight young men who will vie for the affections of a 40-something woman. Ms. Trump will eliminate the men until she is down to two, leaving the final choice up to the contestant.

Ms. Trump, described in a Fox press release as a “relationship survivor and role model to ex-wives around the world,” married Donald Trump in 1977 and became a chief interior designer and CEO for a number of the Trump signature properties. The couples’ separation in 1990 and divorce in 1992 made worldwide headlines.

“Ivana Man” is the first show produced by Scott Stone under his yet-to-be-named new production banner. Mr. Stone was a partner in Stone Stanley Entertainment, which produced “The Mole,” “The Man Show” and “The Joe Schmo Show.”