A woman took drastic action recently to look like her current celebrity obsession: Melania Trump.
Claudia Sierra, a mother of two from Cypress, Texas, worked with plastic surgeon Franklin Rose to mimic the first lady’s appearance by receiving a revision breast reconstruction, a revision rhinoplasty, a tummy tuck, liposuction, a Brazilian butt lift, an eyelid lift, Botox, fillers, and unspecified injectable treatments.
Sierra’s “Melania Makeover” took place on Monday, and the big reveal will happen on an episode of Inside Edition this fall.
“I want to feel like the first lady that I know I am inside,” the cancer survivor said of her motivation to go under the knife in a statement to the media. “Melania for me illustrates power and strength; she is our first lady, and I am looking forward to more closely resembling her and becoming a better version of me.”
According to Rose, Sierra is part of a growing trend. “I’ve had many women visit my office wanting the ‘Ivanka look,’” he said in a press release. “So it’s not really surprising to see women now requesting to look more like Melania, who is simply gorgeous.”
In November, Nightline followed two other women from Texas, Tiffany Taylor and Jenny Stuart, who spent thousands of dollars in order to steal Ivanka Trump’s look. The pair both underwent procedures such as breast augmentations, injections, eye lifts, and liposuctions. “Don’t judge until you try it,” Taylor said.
Jacob D. Steiger, MD, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Boca Raton, Fla., told Yahoo Beauty that social media is part of the reason why some individuals strive to look like the Trumps or other influential figures. “People are seeing their favorite celebrities more frequently,” he explained. But, he noted, it’s important to set realistic expectations. “Prospective patients must understand that there are limitations to the amount of change that can be made.”
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