The surgeries can cost up to $50,000
Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
Since Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States, his daughter, Ivanka, has also been thrust into the spotlight. She was made Assistant to the President following her father’s election, despite announcing that she tries to ‘stay out of politics’, and many believed that she was the voice of reason within Trump’s administration. However, she courted controversy earlier this year when she reneged on her promise to champion women’s rights by blocking Obama’s gender pay gap policy.
But women are putting aside her questionable political moves and paying thousands for surgery to look more like the former Gossip Girl star. According to a report by Page Six, one plastic surgeon in New York has been inundated with women who are forking out to look like Ivanka.
Dr Norman Rowe admits that numerous patients came to him with photographs of Ivanka – on average, he believes, about one a week – with requests for procedures like nose slimming, eye reshaping and cheekbone widening to look more like her. But the price of looking like Trump offspring isn’t cheap, with surgeries costing anything from $30,000 (£22,138) to $50,000 (£36,900).
Rowe told Page Six: ‘Maybe they just like the look, but also that [Ivanka’s] a powerful woman, self-confident, part of the first family. Do they want to be her? Yes, deep down, maybe.’
It seems that while achieving ‘the Ivanka look’ might have gained popularity over the last year, it’s hardly a new phenomenon. One woman, Tiffany Taylor, went so far as to undergo thirteen surgeries in less than a year to look like her ‘role model’.
She appeared on the E! reality TV show, Botched, which follows the operations of individuals who have had trouble when going under the knife. During her appearance, she told the surgeons: ‘I was so pretty before, but I am just more elegant now.’
It’s now thought that requests for ‘the Ivanka look’ are on par with those asking to look like reality TV star, Kylie Jenner.
Donald has been forthcoming with his own thoughts on his eldest daughter’s looks. On The Howard Stern show in 2004, he said: ‘You know who’s one of the great beauties of the world, according to everybody? And I helped create her. Ivanka. My daughter, Ivanka. She’s 6 feet tall, she’s got the best body.’
In 2006, during an appearance on The View, he went on to say: ‘I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.’