Meet the self-proclaimed ‘billionaire heiress,’ bikini enthusiast, and GOP crusader whose dad spied on her date using a controversial facial-recognition app

In the bio on her Instagram profile, Andrea Catsimatidis lists seven phrases to describe herself, separated by emojis: “billionaire heiress,” “business bombshell,” “jetsetter,” “NYC native,” “Manhattan Republican Party Chair,” “philanthropist,” and “footballer.” She also became an unwitting guinea pig for controversial facial-recognition software created by Clearview AI when her father used it on a man she went on a date with.

Catsimatidis is the daughter of John Catsimatidis, the owner of New York City supermarket chain Gristedes Foods. John has a net worth of $3.3 billion, according to Forbes. He was reportedly given access to the app, which Clearview AI has previously said is only accessible by law enforcement, while in talks to become an investor in the tech startup.

Andrea, a 29-year-old New York University graduate and GOP crusader, works as an executive at her father’s company when she is not leading Manhattan’s Republican Party, New York Magazine reports.

Catsimatidis did not respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.

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