Tabar had claimed she had undergone 50 surgeries to look like her idol, Angelina Jolie. Photograph: (WION)
It was a hoax
The world was shocked by the news that Iranian teenager Sahar Tabar had undergone 50 cosmetic surgeries to look like her idol Angelina Jolie till recently. But now the teenager has admitted that she was lying.
Tabar's Instagram post had left everyone shocked as the young girl, in an attempt to look like Jolie, looked 'zombie-like' according to many of her fans.
Now, Tabar has admitted that those images were created with the help of makeup and photoshop.
Tabar told news outlet Sputnik: “Now I can see that I have something in common with [Angelina Jolie], but I amuse myself, and to look like someone is not my goal.”
Tabar's photo had her posing with hollow cheeks, inflated and pouting lips and bright blue eyes. Tabar said the images should not have been taken on face value.
Sahar Tabar (Instagram)
Tabar added: “Over time I post a photo, I make my face more fun and funny, it is a form of self-expression, a kind of art. My fans know that this is not my real face.”
Now, unretouched images of the young girl have appeared on Instagram which shows her sans makeup and computer-generated features. Interestingly, Tabar herself has locked her personal Instagram account, which till very recently was a public profile.
Suspicion emerged around her photos after a viewer claimed one of her more extreme selfies had been edited in Photoshop. The warped background and odd lines gave away her secret, it seems.