Sahar Tabar had been called a “zombie” by cruel commenters after her gaunt Instagram selfies went viral. But as reported last week , many viewers had a hunch that the teenager was using Photoshop to tweak her pictures. And now, 19-year-old Tabar has come clean and admitted that her shocking, emaciated look is not real.
Tabar told Russian news outlet Sputnik:
“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.”
She added that her look, characterized by hollow cheeks, inflated and pouting lips, and bright blue eyes shouldn’t be taken at face value. Over time I post a photo, I make my face more fun and funny, it is a form of self-expression, a kind of art. My fans know that this is not my real face.”
Now, unretouched photos have emerged that allegedly show the Instagram star without her makeup and contacts. Tabar looks startlingly normal in the pics, posted on her second Instagram account back in October.
Suspicion emerged around her photos after an eagle-eyed viewer claimed one of her more extreme selfies had been edited in Photoshop. The warped background and odd lines in the shot suggest it had been tweaked using a computer.