Women all over the world are spending thousands to look like First Daughter, Ivanka Trump. But not Texas mother of two, Claudia Sierra. Sierra has a different picture-perfect woman in mind. In fact, she has already spent $50,000 dollars in order to look like her idol, First Lady Melania Trump.
Undergoing at least eight surgeries so far, Sierra is hoping to perfect her Melania look. To date, she has had a tummy tuck, liposuction, a Brazilian butt lift and a nose job correction. Sierra has also undergone breast implant reconstruction as part of her makeover. She had a partial mastectomy as part of her treatment for breast cancer.
Moreover, in addition to being a cancer survivor, the mom has also survived domestic violence. Speaking to Be Blog, Sierra, 42, says that her original nose job was necessary after her abuser fractured it. She adds that, before her recent surgeries, many people would tell her that she “looks old for her age.”
Now, free from cancer and violence, Sierra is enjoying life with her two sons and she wants to look as good as she feels. “I’m so excited. I’m ready. I want to feel as good as I do inside, on the outside,” Sierra says during a Facebook Live video with her plastic surgeon, Franklin Rose. “I’ve had a lot going on, so it’s time.”
Incidentally, Dr. Rose says he has a lot of women coming to his office who want to look like Ivanka. However, as Melania takes on her highly-visible public role more women are choosing to emulate her look. “It’s not really surprising to see women now requesting to look more like Melania, who is simply gorgeous,” says Dr, Rose.
Consequently, it is not just Melania’s beauty that is drawing Sierra to her. She sees the first lady struggling with some of the same issues she has faced and she admires her strength. “I feel like the first lady and I are very alike. Everyone puts her down, yet she remains a powerful, strong woman, and that’s what I want people to see in me,” she tells Yahoo.
If nothing else, Sierra’s story gives new meaning to the term “role model,” doesn’t it?