By Ivana Shein
Faking it begins at age 6, when Ivana’s parents split up and her hippie mother whisks her off to Big Sur. In typical flighty hippie fashion, Shein’s mother never files any kind of immigration paperwork, resulting in her spending her school years as an illegal resident of California. Periodic visits to Canada to visit her playwright father during this time meant that young Shein developed a precocious knack for fibbing to border guards- a talent that would serve her well as a young actor in Hollywood with an expired student visa, desperately trying not to get kicked out of the country. By faking her way onto the red carpet and TMZ Shein hopes to fake her way into status… Legal immigration status.