Woman spends R370k to look like Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Ivanka Trump. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Sarah Schmidt from Texas, US, longed for plastic surgery from the age of 10, initially idolising the models in magazines.

“I remember seeing glimpses of Playboy magazine and the women on the cover, I remember thinking ‘Oh forget looking like Mom, I want to look like that’,” Sarah said.

“I remember seeing pictures of those beautiful women and thinking someday I want to look like that.”

The 34-year-old chose to go under the knife in September after seeing an unflattering picture of herself.

“During the summer a good friend took a picture of me in a bikini and when I saw it I thought, ‘Oh this is bad’. That’s when I decided to talk to Dr Rose.

“I just looked terrible and so bad in it, especially around my abdomen area all the way round to my lower back.”

Admiring the current American president’s daughter, Ivanka, Sarah chose to go under the knife in an effort to look like her.

Dr Franklin Rose, of the Utopia Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa, performed a rhinoplasty, liposuction under her cheeks and chin, and liposuction to her upper arms, lower back, abdomen, hips, and thighs.

Sarah Schmidt

The fat drained in the process was injected into Sarah’s buttocks as part of a Brazilian butt lift.

Now nearly fully recovered, the technology analyst says she couldn’t be happier with her new look and is regularly compared to Ivanka.

 “I’m very pleased now and feel that I have beautiful results. I’m one hundred percent over the moon with it. Dr Rose is just a master of his craft.

“Now when I look in the mirror I see someone who’s closer looking to Ivanka and I definitely have the features of hers that I wanted.

“Now I will rock a bikini next year and am all over it. I’m looking forward to wearing bikinis for the first time in a very long while.

“I’ve had friends tell me that I look like Ivanka Trump especially when being next to a photo of her.

“My roommate and friends have commented about how I really do look like her and they can see the resemblance.

“I’m not a carbon copy but I look a lot like her and that makes me feel good. It’s definitely a confidence boost.


Sarah’s operations cost more than $26 000 (R377 000). 

She unveiled the results of her plastic surgery to her friends and family at the Emmaline Restaurant in Texas recently.

“Sarah was very beautiful to start with, we took her from a nine to a 10 plus-plus. She resembled Ivanka a little before, but now even more,” Dr Rose explained.

“It was a pleasure to be able to operate on Sarah and I personally love Ivanka Trump. She’s a very elegant spokesperson.

“What’s not to like, maybe we’ll see ‘Ivanka for President’ one day.”

Source: Magazine Features

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