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Maxim model who worked for Trump campaign feared losing her career, kept Trump support a secret

'I've already lost so many friends because of my Trump affiliation'

Image source: YouTube screenshot

Model Elizabeth Pipko has appeared not only in the pages of Maxim magazine — but also in Trump Tower as a call center volunteer during President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign for the White House.

And given the strident leftward leanings of the fashion industry, it's not too tough to guess which appearance the 23-year-old wanted to keep under wraps.

But no longer.

Image source: YouTube screenshot

Pipko finally came out — in a manner of speaking — to Dana Schuster of the New York Post and described why she supports Trump, as well as the fear she battled knowing her colleagues despise him and that she could lose her career because of it, and the efforts she made to keep her pro-Trump stance a secret.

"I decided to volunteer for Donald Trump's presidential campaign in the spring of 2016," Pipko told the paper. "I never leaned liberal or conservative, but there was something about Trump — the way he spoke and his honesty — that had me convinced he was our next president. I worked in a call center in Trump Tower. Within eight weeks, I was hired as a national volunteer services coordinator for the data team and paid $4,000 a month."

That was all well and good — except for the plain truth that "if I wanted to survive in modeling, I couldn't tell anyone about my new job," she added to the Post.

There was the time Pipko said she met with her manager and a colleague of his who were "enraged, screaming about how much they hate Trump. My manager kept saying how evil the people who work for him must be and that he would never work with anyone who supported him."

Gulp. She noted at the time she'd just finished a 10-hour day working for Trump's election: "I was terrified they would find out that I was one of the so-called evil people."

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So I lied and told people I was coaching ice skating — I was a competitive figure skater for seven years — whenever I was really hard at work in Trump Tower. When I ran into a modeling friend on my way there one day, I immediately hid my badge and said I was running errands.

But at every modeling job or meeting, the talk inevitably turned to Trump, and it was always high-stress.

Photographers wearing anti-Trump T-shirts during shoots. Fellow models bashing Trump at fashion shows. And amid the struggle to keep her Trump affiliation a secret, it turns out Pipko wasn't as alone as she thought.

"Once, when I was at Trump Tower, I ran into a big-time male model I knew from Wilhelmina, the agency that first signed me when I was 17," she recalled to the Post. "He was volunteering for the campaign, but he asked me not to tell anyone that I had seen him there — and I said the same."

'I don't want to keep silent any longer'

As more than two years have passed since Trump was elected to office, Pipko is letting the world know where she stands.

"I don't want to keep silent any longer," she told the paper. "Even if that means saying goodbye to modeling forever."

More from Pipko:

Not only am I proud of my work for Trump, but I also met amazing people — including my now husband, Darren Centinello, who is still part of the President's campaign team. He works on digital and social media outreach/strategy for the 2020 race.

My husband and I got married at Mar-a-Lago in December. We invited the President but, unfortunately, it was just before the federal shutdown began. Our invitations were red hats that read "Make Marriage Great Again," with a tag hanging off that listed all the wedding information. We weren't worried about offending our guests — at this point, I've already lost so many friends because of my Trump affiliation, the ones left standing are here to stay.

Image source: YouTube screenshot

"I think Trump is great for women," she told the Post. "He's always promoted women to leadership positions at his real estate company and at the White House. And as for the alleged pay-offs to various women — it's none of my business. I care about what President Trump has done and will do for my country."

Pipko also noted to the paper that she hopes to help with Trump's re-election, and that "this time, I'm not going to hide it."

(H/T: Louder With Crowder)

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