An Iranian Angelina Jolie 'lookalike' who caused controversy with her dramatic transformation has shared side-by-side snaps for the first time to show what she really looks like.
Sahar Tabar, now 20, from Tehran hit headlines last year when it was reported that she'd had 50 surgeries to make her look like a 'zombie' version of the the Oscar-winning actress.
She later spoke out, admitting she'd had a nose job, lip fillers and liposuction but insisted most of her unusual appearance is down to make-up and editing.
Recently she posted two-fresh faced snaps showing her looking dramatically different without her signature make-up.
In one snap she has long dark hair, brown eyes and much smaller lips, while in her Angelina snaps she wears wears blue contact lenses, has a very pointed nose and sunken cheeks.
Speaking to Russian media outlet Sputnik last year, Sahar admitted she'd had surgery but denied it was 50 procedures or that her intention was to look like the Hollywood star.
She said: 'I did not even think about being like Jolie. Also, I did not want to resemble the cartoon character the Corpse Bride.
'Now I understand that I have something to do with them, but I am a muse myself and remembering someone is not an end in itself.'
Eagle-eyed Instagram followers have commented that she makes clever use of Photoshop and make-up, and Sahar confirmed that this was the case.
She told Sputnik: 'This is Photoshop and makeup. 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.'
She explained that her look was like an 'art' project and a form of self-expression.
In another Instagram post, she wrote: 'The picture that you’re scrutinizing, even though I didn’t like it, I kept it in… I must say I only had [indeterminate number of] surgery, not 50 surgeries...
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.'
This article has been adapted from its original source.
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