In her hometown Sevnica, in Slovenia, a life-sized sculpture of First Lady Melania Trump has been revealed.

The sculpture was commissioned by Berlin-based American artist Brad Downey, and was carved by local artist Ales Zupevc with a chainshaw.

The wood-carved statue is thought to accompany the artist's show in Ljubljana which explores Melania Trump's roots in the country, reports ABC.

Dressed in a blue coat, with her hand gesturing towards the sky, the wooden statue of Mrs Trump is based on her inauguration appearance in 2016.

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Social media users thought the sculpure was terrifying and likened it to a "scarecrow".

The statue, made from the trunk of a living linden tree, has been described as a "disgrace" and a "Smurfette", reports the BBC.