Sahar Tabar claimed to have gone under the knife more than 50 times in a bid to look like Angelina Jolie.
NEWS DESK: A young woman who shocked the internet with her shocking appearance – which she claimed was the result of botched plastic surgery to look like Angelina Jolie – has finally come clean: it was a hoax, reported The Independent.
Sahar Tabar claimed to have gone under the knife more than 50 times in a bid to look like the smouldering A-lister, with results that looked more harrowing than Hollywood.
But while many media organisations were suckered in by the story, Sahar has admitted that she faked the whole thing – and the clues were there all along.
While it is unclear what made the 19-year-old Iranian come clean, it certainly seems likely that the harassment that came along with her brief online fame played a part, as the teen has since changed her Instagram to private.
Tabar told Russian news outlet Sputnik that she doctored the nightmare-inducing photos as a way to ‘amuse’ herself.
â€śNow 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.â€ť
But if amusing herself with practical jokes doesnâ€™t work out for her, the teen may have a future in the cosmetic industry.
Rather than being the result of plastic surgery, the teenâ€™s new â€ślookâ€ť was actually created through a combination of makeup and Photoshop – although she may have to work on the Photoshop skills.
Prior to admitting the hoax, multiple social media users had raised suspicions over the validity of the teenâ€™s pictures after noticing warped backgrounds and odd angles in some of the photos – tell-tale signs photo-altering software has been used.
Speaking about the altered photos, Tabar said, â€śMy fans know that this is not my real face.â€ť
We arenâ€™t quite sure what fans she is referring to, but people do seem relieved at the teenâ€™s startlingly normal appearance, which has been revealed after untouched photos of her emerged.
Story first published: 7th December 2017