Throughout her career in public office, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) has been cited by some girls and young women as a source of inspiration, and that status has only increased since she became the first woman of color to serve as a major party’s vice-presidential nominee.
One fan in Texas, however, has reportedly taken her admiration to an entirely different level with plans to undergo cosmetic surgery in a quest to more closely resemble Harris, as reported by WGN.
“An excellent role model”
The woman, identified as 33-year-old Cynthia Anne, is expected to endure eight separate procedures as part of what is being referred to as the “Kamala Makeover.”
Further adding to the spectacle of her decision, the surgeon tasked with completing the surgeries is Dr. Franklin Rose, who appeared on the MTV series I Want a Famous Face.
That show aired from 2004 to 2005 and the celebrity surgeon used his role to help young models and actors mimic the looks of various celebrities.
As for Cynthia Anne, she defended her decision in a news release, calling Harris “an inspiration and an excellent role model for women of color, as well as for all women and all people everywhere.”
In addition to facial procedures like liquid rhinoplasty, Botox injections, fillers, and an eyelid lift, she is also expected to undergo a breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction.
Not everyone is a fan
While many ardent supporters might join her in the glowing assessment, if not the physical transformation, not everyone agrees that Harris has built such an inspirational record over the past few decades.
Even some fellow progressives have expressed concerns about her decisions as a prosecutor in San Francisco and later as California’s attorney general.
Among the issues that detractors have raised are her decision to fight against giving financial compensation to a man whose sex-crime conviction was overturned and a similar resistance to hearing claims of innocence from a man who was later exonerated of murder.
Other critics point to her recently nonchalant attitude toward marijuana, including her admission that she had used it in the past, despite earlier leading an office that prosecuted others for the same behavior. That point, among others, was broached by U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) last year during a Democratic primary debate.
While the number of superfans willing to go under the knife to look like the senator is likely very close to just this one, there are countless voters on both sides of the aisle who are worried about what it could mean for the nation’s future if she assumes power in the executive branch.