If you’ve read the news over the past couple of weeks, I’m sure you’ll have seen or heard of Sahar Tabar and all her surgery by now.
Also known as the Iranian teenager who had reportedly undergone 50 surgical procedures to look like the actress Angelina Jolie.
The 19-year-old faced a barrage of criticism with some people referring to her look as zombie-like, with others saying her pictures had been clearly Photoshopped.
Now, Sahar has admitted she does use make-up and technology to exaggerate her extreme look – which shouldn’t really come as much of a surprise.
Despite having recently made her Instagram account private, Snopes said she’d posted a message saying:
Hello relatively dear followers, the picture that you’re scrutinising, even though I didn’t like it, I kept it in … I must say I only had [indeterminate number of] surgery, not 50 surgeries, and foreign sites and channels were very biased in the way they talked about my photos.
I thought these people are probably living in the 18th century and they haven’t seen or heard of technology or makeup and they are really surprised.
The teenager, from Tehran, went viral after people discovered her selfies and photos on her popular Instagram account which, before being made private, had more than 341,000 followers.
Admitting she would do anything to look just like her idol, 42-year-old Hollywood actress Jolie, Sahar had apparently undergone an extreme transformation undergoing 50 different surgeries in the space of only a few months.
According to Belgian website Sud Info, Sahar also went on an extreme diet to maintain her 40kg weight which would classify her as being dangerously underweight in medical terms in the UK.
From her Instagram pictures, you could tell the teen was wearing coloured contact lenses in an attempt to achieve electric blue eyes and was often heavily made-up.
She also dyed her hair numerous times changing colour from purple, to blonde and now black.
However, not everyone on the internet is a fan of her transformation often commenting negatively calling Sahar ‘a zombie’ and ‘a corpse’.
One person wrote:
Her: Doc make me look like an 8 month old corpse.
Doc: Say no more.
Reddit user known as Zaza9000, already had it sussed.
Posting on the popular site, the user wrote:
I do believe she got plastic surgery, but it’s more or less makeup and extremely exaggerating her features that she got done.
I’ve yet to figure out why other than just internet attention and fame. I kinda took it for face value, something you should never do and I ran with it.
They also shared one of Sahar’s photos pointing to strange distortions and blurs that indicate that the picture has indeed been Photoshopped.
It was pretty obvious to be fair.