Remember the teen from Iran, Sahar Tabar, that wanted to look like Angelina Jolie so she completely ruined her face? The one that looked more like Tim Burton’s animated corpse bride?
Well, headlines were made last year after she claimed to have had over 50 operations, facelifts and all that kind of thing, to look like Angelina Jolie. However, that turned out to be not true: thank god.
She posted this picture of her side by side with her actual self: she had just been using extreme makeup to give her face the appearance of a gaunt face with huge lips, a nightmarish upturned nose and pale blue eyes.
The look was so extreme, she had to utilize both makeup and Photoshop to make it look like her photos were real. Well, she accomplished exactly what she was trying to with flying colors: weird facial features and celebrities are both components of what goes viral: welcome to the Internet, don’t get trampled by these young entrepreneurs.
It was suspected that she had been using Photoshop to make the pictures because often, the background behind her in photos would be warped in a bizarre way.
She reportedly gave a comment to Sputnik, the Russian network in America, saying “I did not even think about being like Jolie. Also, I did not want to resemble the cartoon character the Corpse Bride.”
She explained that she was just making weirder faces and piling on more makeup for fun, until one day a person noted that she looked like Angelina Jolie, and she ran with it. Well, the tabloid media machine ate it up like a chicken fried steak in Texas, as predictably as the sunrise.
“This is Photoshop and makeup,” she added. “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 that this is not my real face.”
Scrolling back through her photos, she really looks like a regular Iranian girl. Everybody should have known she wasn’t actually going through the surgery because that type of desire to emulate a Western celebrity doesn’t seem prevalent at all in Iran, considered to be a cultural goldmine and a nice place to be in that region.
Now, what is left to do but keep the strange-train rolling? Now, she just posted a picture where she claims to have broken her neck. It doesn’t seem to be serious, it’s more like this type of entertaining art-form in a bizarre, horror-movie type genre that she’s dabbling in now.
On Christmas she posted a picture of herself in what appears to be a hospital bed, with the caption “I’ve broken my neck, how many people do you pray well…”
In reality she probably had some minor incident and went to a doctor, where she decided to take a picture and massively distort the size of her limbs.
Then, she posted an even creepier photo, like some kind of insect, wrapped around a pillar, with the caption “I was pretty lovely.”
This is pretty hilarious. She’s going to keep posting weirder and weirder photos, and that’s an interesting pastime.