Sahar Tabar the 19 year old Iranian woman who had Western readers flummoxed last week when images of her ‘warped’ face purporting to aspire to look like Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie has come forward to say the whole thing was a ruse.
Images from the woman’s instagram account showed what media claimed had been the process of up to 50 alleged plastic surgery procedures where Tabar over time morphed into her alleged hero, earning her the moniker, the Iranian Angelina Jolie.
Except rather than be greeted with accolade and wonder, viewers were left horrified, unable to understand how a pleasant appearing young woman would choose to destroy her appearances to now look like what some described, a ‘hollowed out zombie.’
So it seemed!
Responding to the onslaught of comments against her, with many questioning Tabar’s sanity and her motivations, the Iranian woman finally divulged that in essence she had been having a joke on fans and viewers.
Rather than a combination of surgery and dramatic weight loss (she did lose 15 pounds as opposed to the 50-70 pounds reported), Tabar admits her altered look coming the result of ‘makeup magic,’ and computer wizardry.
Told Tabar via 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.’
She added that her look, characterized by hollow cheeks, inflated and pouting lips, and bright blue eyes shouldn’t be taken at face value.
Added Tabar, ‘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, un-touched photos have emerged which allegedly show the Instagram star without her makeup and contacts.
Tabar looks startlingly normal in the pics, posted on her second Instagram account back in October.
Suspicion emerged around her photos after an eagle-eyed viewer claimed one of her more extreme selfies had been edited in Photoshop.
The warped background and odd lines in the shot suggest that it has been tweaked using a computer. Indeed.
Asked about the onslaught of negative criticism she’d received, Tabar responded, ‘the most important thing in life is the approval of my family and God. This approval is, that’s enough for me. The opinion of other people does not bother me at all. I release negative opinions.’ If only so much could be said for today’s rankling of tabloid journalism…