Ivanka Trump (Photo : Getty Images)
A Chinese plastic surgery company provides clients with services certified to transform them into Ivanka Trump lookalike.
Foshan Yiwanka Medical Management, located in the southeastern city Foshan, offers eye and nose surgery, as well as liposuction and breast enlargement to make the patients get the looks of Ivanka Trump. Yiwanka is Chinese word for Ivanka.
In an interview with Washington Post, Li Yunxing, human resources manager of the cosmetic surgery company, said that “young women in China like to change their looks to copy film stars’ eyes, noses and lips.”
“No doubt young women here want Ivanka’s big eyes, her pretty nose and lips and her flawless figure,” Li said.
“Her facial features, disposition and appearance are perfect, no matter whether they are judged by the beauty standards of the East or the West,” he added.
Aside from Foshan Yiwanka, there are many Chinese companies investing on trademarks inspired by Ivanka Trump. Based on Washington Post reports, there are 258 trademark applications filed to use the famous entrepreneur’s name, or an iteration of it, on their products, ranging from sanitary napkins to diet pills.
The Global Times, an English-language Chinese newspaper, said that Ivanka “balances Trump’s harsh posture.”
The business mogul has also been popular in Chinese social media. The video of her daughter, Arabella, reciting Chinese poet Li Shen’s “Sympathy for the Peasants”, went viral after it was posted in November last year.
A user of Weibo, a popular Chinese platform sharing service, said that “Trump’s granddaughter is welcome to come to China to learn Chinese!”
“Reciting poems . . . I can’t hold it anymore . . . SO CUTE,” said another commenter.
One Weibo user even said while referring to Trump, “he got his granddaughter to learn Chinese to find out whether Chinese people are badmouthing him.”
With Ms. Trump’s increasing popularity, Chinese plastic surgery companies will benefit from those who desire to be Ivanka Trump lookalike.