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Woman Creates Giant Pumpkin Replica of Donald Trump 'Trumpkin' One Month After Recovering From 9-Hour Breast Cancer Surgery

( [email protected] ) Oct 28, 2015 12:19 PM EDT
Donald Trump is undeniably one of the most talked-about celebrities of today, prompting one Ohio woman to create "Trumpkin" -- a massive pumpkin replica of the controversial GOP candidate's head.
Jeanette Paras pictured next to "Trumpkin", a pumpkin replica of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Facebook

Donald Trump is undeniably one of the most talked-about celebrities of today, prompting one Ohio woman to create "Trumpkin" -- a massive pumpkin replica of the controversial GOP candidate's head.

According to CNN, Jeanette Paras has created political and celebrity-themed pumpkins in an artistic process she calls "pumpkinizing" for the past few decades. Over the years, she's taken on the likenesses of Steve Jobs, Lady GaGa, Kim Jong Un, Miley Cyrus, and many others, according to her Facebook page.

"I just 'pumpkinize' whoever is visible in the media over the time," the Dublin, Ohio resident explained.

After spending nearly ten hours painting the likeness of Trump's face on a 374-pound pumpkin and topping it with a 38-inch blonde wig to create the real estate mogul's signature hairstyle, Paras unveiled her latest creation on n October 26: "Trumpkin."  

"He's just everywhere," Paras said of why she chose to feature Trump. "There were some other characters under consideration, which I can't tell you."

She even took the Republican frontrunner's slogan of "Make America great again" and changed it to match what pumpkin Trump would say. "Make pumpkins great again," reads a sign on Paras' front lawn.

However, the giant "Trumpkin" on her porch doesn't necessarily reflect her political views and should not be taken as an endorsement, Paras explained.  

"I have a non-partisan porch," she told The Columbia Dispatch, adding that once the pumpkin begins to rot, there's no mercy.

"It gets the axe and goes to the curb," she joked.

Paras told CNN that she's not an artist and doesn't sell her creations -- she simply paints these giant pumpkins each year because she enjoys it.  

"Anything you can do in life that people can enjoy just for a moment is special. It cracks me up so that's why I do it," she said.

Creating this year's pumpkin was especially important to Paras because it was her first project since recovering from nine hours of breast cancer surgery after finding a recurrence of Stage One Breast Cancer in September.

"This has been an important part of my recovery and of getting on with my life," she wrote on her Facebook page, explaining that she will find out more about her treatment in November.

"Thanks to the fine surgeons and staff at The Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital, my family and friends and the grace of God, I already am back to my giant pumpkin painting self," she added.