A cancer survivor , Claudia Sierra, 42, from Houston in Texas ,who suffered years of cruel taunts over her appearance and looking ‘old for her age’ has had a $50,000 (£37,000) transformation to look like Melania Trump.
Sierra feels as though she’s been ‘reborn’ since her surgeries to make her a doppelganger of the First Lady and can finally let go of pain caused by decades of verbal abuse.
Claudia sought the help of Dr. Franklin Rose, of Utopia Plastic Surgery, who performed $50,000 worth of surgery including breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, liposuction, Brazilian butt lift, eyelid lift and more in order to help her emulate her political idol.
Claudia believes that Melania is a ‘strong, powerful and glamorous woman’ that has faced many similar struggles to herself.
Claudia, a design stylist, said: ‘Since I was a young girl, I was made fun of for the colour of my skin, nose, hair and everything, I was different from everybody else.
‘I remember as a child I would scotch tape the tip of my nose to my forehead because I wanted a nose like all of the other girls.
‘Despite my parents telling me I looked beautiful, I would get into the bathtub and try to lighten my skin by scrubbing it with a loofah, because all the girls I knew had lighter complexions.
‘This year when I was dating a man, he asked me for my driver’s license, when I gave it to him he told me I looked a lot older than 41-years-old and that was the last straw.
‘That was the first date I had since cancer, it broke me apart, I knew I wanted to change everything about myself and have had around $50,000 worth of surgery now.
‘I had a broken nose from domestic violence fixed, my cheeks pulled back, breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, ab sculpt, Brazilian butt lift liposuction and more.
‘Then hair extensions, blue eye contacts, my teeth fixed, a personal trainer, spray tan, my nails done, facials to tighten my pores and laser surgery to remove scarring it’s a full transformation.’
Claudia says that she looked to the First Lady for inspiration as she wanted to step away from her typical ‘mom’ image.