The terrifying face of Sahar Tabar has recently taken over the internet. The Iranian teenager supposedly had 50 cosmetic procedures in an attempt to look like her idol Angelina Jolie, and, for the past week, she’s been more talked about than Jolie herself.
The 19-year-old ignited a furious global debate online after images of her shocking ‘cosmetically enhanced’ face surfaced into the mainstream consciousness. Was it real? Was she faking it? And who was the surgeon responsible for her monstrous transformation?
For many, it was clear that the Iranian teen was hiding behind a mask of make-up and Photoshop. But, for others, the extreme transformation appeared genuine. Meanwhile, Tabar remained silent.
Her only acknowledgment of her overnight fame came in the form of an Instagram post where she claimed those criticising her look were jealous.
“I must say I [did not have 50] surgeries, and foreign sites and channels were very biased in the way they talked about my photos,” she wrote. “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.”
Shortly after writing the scathing post she made her account private, leaving it only accessible to the 400,000 people that follow her.
However, this statement wasn’t enough to crush the cruel comments that she was receiving every minute of the day after her story went viral. So the teen knew she needed to take more drastic action to end the public fascination with her…