By Josh Saunders
A mum-of-three who had $25k (£19k) on a regal renovation to look like Meghan Markle admits her daughter now confuses the real Princes for her.
Xochytl Greer, 36, from Houston, Texas, went under the knife four months ago to rid herself of excess fat on her stomach and fix her broken nose of 12 years.
Since having Isla, nearly two years ago, she felt self-conscious over how her clothes fitted and felt that no matter how much make-up she put on or how she dressed she would ‘never be presentable’.
Admiring the beauty and class of Duchess of Sussex, since her time on American TV Show Suits, Xochytl wanted to look more like the royal figure.
Dr Franklin Rose performed a rhinoplasty, liposuction on the stomach, inner and outer thighs, butt lift. fillers under the eyes, lip filler, jawline filler and Botox.
The attorney unveiled her new regal reality earlier this month, explaining that she felt like a ‘real princess’ for the day.
With vastly improved confidence and feeling like she resembles Meghan Markle, the mum has noticed even Isla shouts ‘Mommy, mommy’ whenever seeing pictures of Meghan.
Xochytl said: “When I look in the mirror, I’m happy again, I still see me but a better version of me.
“I’m at the point where I feel I can put myself out there in the world again.
“Previously I felt no matter how much make-up I put on or how I fixed my hair that I wasn’t properly presentable.
“I had very big self-confidence issues, but now I feel I can put on a nice dress and don’t need to wear much make-up because I feel great.
“I still wear the same sized clothing but they fit perfectly now, I don’t have big long rolls hanging out of my pants anymore.
“I don’t think I look identical to Meghan Markle, but I do see our similarities a lot more now, my nose definitely resembles hers more closely.
“I also had fillers in my jawline to have a stronger jaw like she does, so I do feel I more strongly resemble her now.
“I got out of it what I wanted and I see more of a resemblance to her, whenever my 23-month-old sees Meghan she looks at her and says ‘Mommy, mommy’.
“When it happened I just kind of laughing, but it also makes me feel good, like ‘Ok, maybe I can pass for her’ but to me it’s just funny.
“The way I carry myself on a daily basis has changed – I like going out again, being in public and feeling good about myself.”
Xochytl decided to have surgery after her giving birth to her second child.
The excess fat around her lower-abdomen left her so uncomfortable that she didn’t like going out and felt uncomfortable in her own skin.
Xochytl said: “I was lucky not to have stretchmarks but I had a little excess lower abdomen fat that wouldn’t go away and my thighs got a little bigger too.
“My clothes weren’t fitting the way they used to, I went through a lot emotionally and mentally, so I was looking for something to help me feel good about myself again.
“My clothes didn’t have as flattering of a fit as they used to, I felt uncomfortable in my own skin.”
At the same time, she decided to have her nose reshaped after believing it wasn’t correctly aligned following an accident in 2012 that left her more self-conscious.
Having always admired Meghan Markle, Xochytl wanted a nose just like hers and longed to resemble royalty.
She said: “I really like her, I have always thought she was a classy person, she’s very relatable and I think she’s absolutely beautiful.
“Beauty wise I thought she was a gorgeous, then on a personal level through getting to know her a little more I guess it did enhance my admiration for her.
“Knowing the things she went through, that she didn’t grow up with the perfect life and with family struggles made her even more relatable.”
Xochytl’s new look was unveiled at a High Tea event in Houston, earlier this month, during which she felt more empowered than ever.
She added: “It felt like I was the Princess for the day, it was a great experience and I really enjoyed it.
“I feel very self-assured and very confident now. I don’t have to try on five different outfits every day before figuring out what I want to wear now too.
“I can throw-on the first thing I pick and know I look great, there is a new sense of confidence that Doctor Rose helped me to achieve.”
Dr Franklin Rose, of Utopia Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, performed the five-and-a-half surgery on Xochytl in November last year.
Over his years in the field, he notices spikes in the popularity of certain public figures – ranging from Jennifer Lopez to Scarlett Johansson to now Meghan Markle and others.
Dr Rose said: “This has been going on for many years, Meghan Markle arguably is one the most famous of all the royals at the present time.
“She is always in the news and she is very pretty, like the actress Grace Kelly when marrying the Prince of Monaco.
“Meghan Markle is very pretty so people want her nose.
“Xochytl says herself confidence is through the roof and she feels great about herself now – plastic surgery has this tremendous, positive effect on body image and self-esteem.
“She resembled Meghan Markle before but now looks even more like her.”
Since surgery her children Brandon, 17, Kai, 12, and little Isla, 23-months-old, have benefited all the more.
With her newfound confidence has also been accompanied the more energy, meaning she wants to do more and go out more often.
Xochytl said: “My children have noticed a change in my demeanour and attitude.
“I’m more outgoing and want to do more things than I did in the past so they are reaping the benefits of that.
“I feel really good about myself and how I look so I want to go out and show it off.”