Sahar Tabar, the 19-year-old Iranian fan who went viral after reports claimed she had undergone up to “50 surgeries” to look like Angelina Jolie, has admitted the whole thing was a hoax… well, kind of.
Tabar attracted widespread interest on Instagram after posting several pictures of herself alongside her cosmetic procedure claims.
What made the images notable was the fact that the 19-year-old actually looked like something akin to a zombie bride rather than the Hollywood sex symbol.
However, it turns out the whole thing was one big wind-up. Well, some of it was.
“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,” she told Sputnik News. “My fans know that this is not my real face.”
So, yes, as it turns out the teenager from Tehran doesn’t look like a zombie in real life – that was all the result of some rather nifty Photoshop work.
Oh and she hasn’t had 50 plastic surgeries either or dropped 40kg in weight to look like Jolie – but she has had some work done.
Tabar went on to reveal to Sputnik that she had dropped at seven kilos in weight and has had work done on her “nose, enlarged mouth and liposuction.”
“I see nothing wrong with the operations: many people in the world undergo this kind of treatment. Here, in Tehran, one operation costs 10 million Iranian rials (£212.30),” she added.
So it wasn’t a total lie then.