An Iranian woman amassed more than 308,000 followers on Instagram after claiming she’s had 50 surgeries in a bid to look like her idol Angelina Jolie.
Sahar Tabar. 19, claims to be Jolie’s biggest fans and has said she “would do anything” to be like her.
The teen from Tehran underwent 50 surgeries in the space of just a few months, according to Al Arabiya.
This hasn’t been officially confirmed, however, so it’s possible her unique looks are the result of careful makeup or even prosthetics.
She also reportedly went on a diet to maintain her 90-pound weight, which would most likely classify her as dangerously underweight.
While most reports rely on Tabar’s official Instagram account, another Instagram account using Tabar’s name rebuffed the allegations of as many as 50 surgeries in a 28 November post.
An approximate translation of the post states:
Hello relatively dear followers, 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, and foreign sites and channels were very biased in the way they talked about my photos. 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.
Her mention of technology and makeup suggests that her photographs may be digitally altered and that she achieved her look in part by using cosmetics.