Former model Elizabeth Pipko is being open about her conservative views, a rarity for anyone right-leaning in her business.
Pipko, who is featured in QP Mag’s latest issue, spoke with Fox News recently about working with people who didn’t dismiss her over her political views.
Fighting the stereotype of ‘what the media wants people to think a conservative woman can be’
“I’m really excited that someone was able to put political views aside and see me as someone who is much more than just what the media wants people to think a conservative woman can be,” said Pipko, 24.
— Stephanie Hamill (@STEPHMHAMILL) January 29, 2019
Pipko started modeling professional at 17-years-old, and continued with it for four years.
While appearing on “Fox & Friends” in January, Pipko came out as a supporter of President Trump, saying she “couldn’t tell anyone” about her beliefs because she worried it would hurt her career.
Pipko worked full time on Trump’s 2016 campaign, telling Fox News, “I think it was just time for me to defend myself, my choice for supporting the president, defend all the millions of Americans who also support him as well as defend the president because I don’t think enough people are doing that.”
Trump ‘made me feel I had a voice’
“(Trump) made me feel I had a voice and I was appreciated by someone and I never felt that way in politics before,” she said. “I just thought it was time I got involved and showed other young people that it was important for our country and for our future.”
Today, Pipko does less modeling and is pursuing political activism by founding The Exodus Movement, an organization that encourages men and women of Jewish descent to move away from left-leaning politics.
“[The Exodus Movement is] hoping to inspire Jews, and I think all people actually, to vote with their conscience and their beliefs and not with any fears whatsoever,” Pipko told Fox News. “I think the further the Democrats shift to the left, the harder it is for any religious person, I think, to align with them.”
At 23, Elizabeth Pipko is better known as a swimsuit model than a political operative, if she is known at all. But through President Trump, she has become the face of “Jexodus,” an effort to woo Jews to the Republican Party. https://t.co/IEqMIndFf7
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 22, 2019
Wants to Inspire Other Young Women
Pipko also believes Democrats don’t do enough to condemn anti-Semitism.
“Any time you turn on the TV, you’re told that you’re wrong if you disagree with what [the Democrats are] telling you,” she said. “You’re told that you’re wrong if you’re religious in any way and I thought it was time to unite those people.”
Pipko also hopes to inspire young women around the world.
“This is about showing young girls that they can do anything they want to do. From modeling to politics and everything in between,” she said.