Kara Young is a former American fashion model, actress, and entrepreneur who was born in San Francisco, California.
|Kara set up a Twitter account in 2010 and chose this shot from her November 1998 German Playboy cover as her logo, but has never used that account.|
Kara was the child of an African American mother and a white father.
|Kara Young appeared on the cover of Vogue a number of times.|
Kara appeared on a lot of magazine covers, especially Vogue, Elle, Glamour and the other major fashion magazines. She did some work for Playboy (Germany).
Kara was a Victoria's Secret model for a while. Young was active in the late '80s and early '90s, then kind of faded from the modelling scene. However, she certainly did not fade from her fans' memories.
While she may have stopped modelling, Kara certainly didn't stop getting publicity. She is a co-founder of a hair care product line and NYC salon. She also was an entertainment news correspondent for Fox News Channel. Now, after all that, she doesn't need any more jobs, and that brings us to our next topic.
Kara really struck gold with her relationships. She married Sante D'Orazio in 1994, but they divorced in 1998. That was only the beginning.
|The Donald and Kara Young, circa 1998.|
Then, she dated both A. J. Benza and Donald Trump. The three of them argued about whether or not Kara left A. J. for Donald, or Donald for A.J., or what the heck happened. They did this, in fact, on the Howard Stern Show on May 10, 2001. A.J., then a columnist for the Daily News (and, of course, the host of the legendary "E! Mysteries & Scandals" cable show among other things), was being interviewed on the radio. What do you know, suddenly The Donald himself calls in.
Trump apparently called in to the Howard Stern show (obviously this was all pre-arranged) simply to graciously say that Kara had dumped him, thereby opening the field for A.J. However, A.J. had a different view of how things happened, and of course Donald Trump had to get a few digs in, saying:
A.J. doesn’t like Trump for one reason: I stole his girlfriend. I took her away like he was a dog.Then Kara herself, who obviously had been listening in, called in herself to smooth things over. However, not long after, Kara ultimately dropped both of them and moved on to another billionaire, Peter Georgiopoulos. So there!
|Kara Young with Peter Georgiopoulos.|
Many people view now-President Trump's fling with Kara as a sign either that he a) is a racist because it didn't work out with her, or b) is not racist because he dated Kara Young in the first place. No doubt, people will read other things into the relationship as well to reach the conclusion that they want. Take your pick on whether it is positive or negative for Donald Trump regarding his views of race, everyone takes sides on everything that Donald Trump does. Kara herself tries to stay above the fray on that issue, simply saying that she would never date someone who is a racist. Many years later, she told the New York Times:
I didn’t hide my race from Donald Trump. He knew. He would say, ‘You’re like Derek Jeter.’ And I would say, ‘Exactly.’ I never heard him say a disparaging comment towards any race of people.Since Kara Young most definitely dated Donald Trump... draw your own conclusions from someone who knew him... intimately.
For Kara, though, the Trump/Benza saga was just the warm-up for the main act. In 2005, Kara found her billionaire, but it wasn't Trump. Kara married billionaire Georgiopoulos, the founder of the General Maritime Corporation and a big Wall Street dealmaker. Nice to have your pick of billionaires!
Now in the lap of luxury, Young lives in New York City with Georgiopoulos and her two sons, Nick and Dino, in a double-wide townhouse in the West Village. She is an executive member of the Board of Directors for Action Against Hunger. She still has her salon, called Hair Rules, on Ninth Avenue in Manhattan.
Kara remains a celebrity and is always a joy to see. She is funny and lively, with an awesome sense of humor and terrific perspective about the world and her place in it. Kara'sr name still gets thrown around a lot because of her past association with Trump, who is always a magnet of publicity. However, Kara is happily married and long over all of that. And how many women have their pick of billionaires?