Gold Diggers and Trophy Wives
K.T. thinks all women should be gold diggers.


"My name is K.T. and I'm a self-proclaimed gold digger. Money plays an enormous part of my attraction to a gentleman. I've always dated millionaires or billionaires ever since I was a teenager. I was raised in an affluent family. That's how I feel comfortable. If a man only made $700,000 a year, I would not date him. I love jewelry. I love the finer things of life. Bring it on, bring it on." She runs through the list of gifts she's received from suitors, including a diamond bracelet, Cartier watch, Mikimoto pearls and a canary diamond.

 

Wanting a man with money can be hard work, she explains. "As a gold digger, they expect women to look a particular way. So if I don't maintain a size 3, half of them would just drop me. I'm a firm believer in plastic surgery. I'm a 38 FF. I think it's twofold why I get plastic surgery. Number one is to attract the right man. And number two, in my industry as a model, you've got to be beautiful. It's extremely painful ... It's a tremendous amount of pain and dedication. It's hard work being a gold digger but I think every woman should be a gold digger to enjoy life."

 

K.T. seeks Dr. Phil's counsel: "I want to find happiness, however my husband must be a millionaire. Can you please help me find my husband?"

Dr. Phil asks K.T., "Your strategy has been plastic surgery."

"Part of the strategy. It helps."

"How so?"

"Because men are visual creatures. They're attracted to pretty women. So the prettier they are, it helps in attracting wealthier men."

"Do you think you can get too much surgery?"

"Yes, you can go overboard, absolutely."

"And where is that line?"

"It depends on the individual."

"Are you at that line, are you past that line, have you got things you would do to freshen yourself up in the next year or two?"

"No, I'm content."

"Is this working for you?"

 

"Yes, I'm very lucky. I joined the Millionaires Club through Patti, and through her I've met incredible men. And I've been very blessed that way."

 

"Do you want to be married?"

 

"Absolutely."

 

"You said the ring has to be a certain size.

 

"Absolutely ... a minimum of four carats."

 

"It's a piece of rock! I know girls like diamonds. I know, I get that. But you're saying you've thrown back!"

 

"Sure, I've thrown back three-carat diamonds, absolutely."

 

"Why?"

 

"Because the gentleman that proposed to me that gave me a three- carat diamond happened to be worth $500 million. If he's giving me a three-carat diamond, he's saying, 'Look K.T., I don't care about you enough. I'm going to give you a piece of junk to sit around the house and maybe I'll come love you once in a while.' A ring represents somebody who loves you for eternity."

Dr. Phil introduces Patti Stanger, the founder and CEO of the Millionaire's Club, an upscale matchmaking service where millionaires pay anywhere from $10,000 to $150,000 to meet beautiful, single women. "It goes from the low-end millionaires up to the billionaires that you see in the news and hear about daily," Patti says about her clientele. "They get married and they get into relationships fairly quickly. They're marriage-minded men. They want to be married."


As for the women, she says, "We have about 25,000 women on file and we continue to get new ones every single day. Women just log on, fill out an application, send in professional photos and then we screen them."

 

K.T. has been signed up for a year and a half and appreciates having the men screened by Patti before she goes out with them.

 

Patti offers her advice to the gold-digging women on the show. "Their approach is wrong. Less is more. You don't ask a guy how much money he has. You don't tell him what you want. You let him lead. And when you don't ask for anything, that's when he gives it to you. That's what we're trying to teach," she explains.