How this woman duped the internet

It was all a lie!
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Sahar Tabar - surgery gone wrong or something else?

When terrifying photos of an Angelina Jolie look-alike started trending on social media last year, it seemed to be a case of plastic surgery gone very wrong.

Claiming the dramatic look was the result of 50 surgeries, news outlets said 19-year-old Sahar Tabar from Iran did it to look like her Hollywood idol. Labelling her a ‘surgery addict’, photos of her looking gaunt with an alarmingly pointy nose circulated the globe.

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Sahar Tabar – surgery gone wrong or something else? (Credit: Instagram.)

Many were distraught at the thought of a teenager going to such extremes. Sahar was even dubbed the ‘zombie Angelina Jolie’ and told she looked like the ‘corpse bride’. Thankfully it turned out that teen Sahar had been pulling our legs. While she did admit to having a nose job, lip fillers and liposuction, her frightening looks on her Instagram account @sahartabar_official were thanks to clever make up skills, prosthetics and were photoshopped.

The Iranian Teenager told Russian news outlet Sputnik that she had doctored the extreme photos as a way to ‘amuse’ herself. ‘Every time I publish a photo, I paint my face in an increasingly funny way. It is a way of expressing yourself, a kind of art. My fans know,’ said the Jolie fan.

The many faces of Sahar Tabar. (Credit: Instagram)
Sahar saw it as art
Sahar saw it as art (Credit: Instagram)

Follow the real life zombie Angelina on Instagram here.

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