“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,” Sahar Tabar, a young Iranian woman, told Russian news outlet Sputnik, as translated by the U.K.’s the Sun. “Over time I post a photo, I make my face more fun and funny,” she said. “It is a form of self-expression, a kind of art. My fans know that this is not my real face.”
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Last week, Tabar (whose age has been reported as both 19 and 22) abruptly went viral for shocking photos that showed her with exaggerated facial features, cheek piercings, and a gaunt frame.
According to Newsweek, after an avalanche of follower requests and more media coverage than she’d bargained for, Tabar deleted her Instagram photos, made her account private, and changed her handle to Parisa Amiri.
#SaharTabar, une jeune iranienne de 19 ans, aurait subi 50 chirurgies en l'espace de quelques mois pour ressembler à son idole #AngelinaJolie Elle aurait également suivi un régime pour maintenir un poids de 40kg ! Quand on dit qu'il faut d'abord s'aimer soi-même avant d'aimer quelqu'un d'autre…
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“Hi friends of friends who are not from Iran,” she wrote Saturday in a now-deleted message, per Newsweek. “I’m upset and I just want the Iranians to follow my page. People of the foreign countries don’t follow me please. I only accept Iranian requests.”
According to the Daily Mail, Tabar underwent surgeries for “a nose job, enlarged mouth and liposuction” and wears blue contact lenses, but the rest is an illusion. “This is Photoshop and makeup,” she said.
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