Getting the "Ivanka Trump Look" is plastic surgery's latest craze
First posted: Monday, November 07, 2016 03:13 PM EST | Updated: Monday, November 07, 2016 03:22 PM EST
While women across North America are joining the social media campaign #grabyourwallet to boycott Ivanka Trump’s fashion line, two Texas socialites are literally grabbing their wallets and dishing out major cash so they can look like her.
ABC News Nightline reports Tiffany Taylor, 33, a mom of three and Jenny Stuart, 36, a mom of two have spent thousands to get the “Ivanka Trump Look.”
Ivanka Trump’s looks haven’t been lost on her father Donald Trump, either. He’s raised a few eyebrows with comments saying she has “the best body” and that perhaps he’d date her if she wasn’t his daughter.
According to the Sun UK, Taylor likes “Ivanka Trump’s classic features and that is what I’m kind of modelling the look after.” She told ABC that she’s had more than $80,000 worth of plastic surgery. Some of her procedures include cheek injections, having her eyelids done, a new nose job and a “mini eye lift, and then my chin area lifted up to help with my acne scars and define the chin and I also had lipo in my stomach.”
Stuart, who told ABC that she gets compared to Angelina Jolie when she goes out, opted to have her nose done, got liposuction and preserved the fat for a Brazilian butt lift, she also got fillers in her face and breast implants - all to the tune of $40,000.
Houston-based plastic surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose who’s worked on both Taylor and Stuart told ABC that he is getting an increase in requests from ladies wanting to get the “Ivanka Look.” Rose said, “She's very beautiful and she's very poised … and very elegant and very soft-spoken. So patients want to be like that.”
Hopefully, both ladies don’t have buyers’ remorse like Claire Leeson from the UK who spent $30,000 to look like Kim Kardashian. Leeson told the Sun UK: “I’m sick and tired of being compared to Kim Kardashian, I am my own person,” after being called out on social media.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering how Stuart is planning to vote, the answer may surprise you. Stuart told ABC she cast an early ballot for Hillary Clinton.
“It might seem ironic to some I’ve spent all this time and money to try and look like Ivanka, who I still adore and I think she’s gorgeous and a good business woman, but I don’t associate her with father,” Stuart told ABC. “I cannot possibly condone his behavior even though I have historically voted Republican … so I voted for Hillary.”
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More Americans set their career sights north of the border
Michelle McQuigge, THE CANADIAN PRESS
First posted: Monday, November 07, 2016 06:39 PM EST | Updated: Monday, November 07, 2016 06:49 PM EST
TORONTO — A growing number of Americans are setting their career sights north of the border, according to government and other data, and experts believe that is partly due to the spectre of a Donald Trump presidency.
Data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) shows a significant spike in the number of work permits being granted to American residents.
The number of people receiving Canadian work permits in the first eight months of the year soared 54 per cent over the same period in 2015.
Both the government and immigration lawyers say there have not been any policies to account for the increase.
Elsewhere, job seeking company Monster Worldwide released figures showing the number of American site users searching for jobs based in Canada has surged 58 per cent so far in 2016.
Experts say they suspect the uptick in people both expressing interest and actually obtaining jobs in Canada is a direct result of the U.S. election and the hostile political climate that likely won’t dissipate once the ballots are counted.
Brett Bruin, who once worked as the director of global engagement for U.S. President Barack Obama and now works as a consultant for businesses setting up outside the United States, said Canada is a particularly appealing destination for Americans whose political views skew to the left.
The prospect of a Trump presidency is a likely factor in the exodus of American workers heading north, he said, while conceding that the polarizing election has likely motivated some of Hillary Clinton’s detractors to cast their employment nets a little wider as well.
“Americans by and large are concerned on both sides of the political isle, and that anxiety is starting to spill over in a more serious consideration of what kind of country they, and perhaps even more significantly they want their children, to grow up in,” he said in a telephone interview.
Bruin said Canada’s potential appeal is broad based. The geographical proximity and cultural similarities to the U.S. make it easy to acclimatize to for both workers and their families.
Canada’s current left-leaning government and its inclusive immigration policies, he said, add further appeal and stand in particular contrast to some of the dialog that’s dominated the recent U.S. election.
The increase in Canadian-bound workers has been significant in the first eight months of the year, according to IRCC.
The ministry issued 22,274 work permits to American residents from January through August of 2016, up 54 per cent from the 14,486 granted over the same period the year before.
The ministry would not speculate on the cause, but said it has not relaxed admission requirements or adopted any other procedural changes that would account for the spike.
Immigration lawyer Henry Chang of Toronto’s Blaney McMurtry believes political considerations lie at the heart of the surge.
He said work permits offer a comparatively easy way for wary Americans to take a short-term break from their home country, since requirements for such a document are much less stringent than for permanent residency.
Chang noted that the spike in permits being issued was particularly pronounced early in 2016, around the time Trump emerged as the likely Republican presidential nominee.
“If they assume that Donald Trump would win only one term, they only need to remain in status here for four years and then they can go back,” Chang said. “Many work permits are issued for up to three years initially and can be extended well beyond four years.”
The Monster data suggests that even people who have not taken the step of moving to Canada for work have at least toyed with the idea.
Monster users searched for the keyword “Canada” less than 20,000 times in all of 2015, but internal company data said that number had jumped to more than 30,000 between January and October 2016. Monster pegs the increase at 58 per cent in total.
Bruin suspects that interest in Canada will not wane after the election, citing the divisive campaign and hostile rhetoric as factors that may have made some Americans ask some fundamental questions about the country they’ve called home.
“We have done some rather irreparable harm, at least over the short term, to Americans’ core beliefs in the principles, the people, the institutions that have been pillars in our understanding of the country we live in and the confidence that we have in it,” he said. “That doesn’t change after Nov. 8.”
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