Speaking to the Russian news website Sputnik, she revealed she hadn’t actually intended to look like Angelina Jolie but ran with it when people started commenting on the likeness.
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 can see that I have something in common with her [Angelina Jolie], but I amuse myself, and to look like someone is not my goal.
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.
When Sahar’s creepy doctored photos first emerged online people were horrified at her skeletal frame, greying skin and swollen face which gave her a distinctly ‘undead’ appearance.
People were also outraged at reports in the Evening Standard saying she’d lost 40kg and undergone fifty separate procedures in just a few months to look like Jolie.
In reality though, Sahar is just a normal looking woman who, ironically, has since had a few operations, although not to look like Angelina Jolie and nowhere near as extreme as her haunting photoshop work.
She explained to Sputnik:
I have had my nose operated, my lips were enlarged and I also had a liposuction. I do not see anything terrible in the operations, many people do this kind of procedures all over the planet.
More power to her it’s her face, who are we to judge.
Getting plastic surgery to look like a movie star isn’t even that controversial anymore anyway, especially compared to those making themselves look like Snapchat filters.
Apparently, it’s a phenomenon known as Snapchat Dysmorphia.
Dr Tijion Esho, a medical aesthetician and founder of the ESHO clinic, coined the term after being inundated with requests to look like Snapchat filters.
Dr Esho told us :
With filtered images it was even more of a cause for greater concern as many believed these changes to their face with filters at a click of button were so easy, this would be the case in real life.
This is a very unrealistic and also dangerous expectation, as it trivialises procedures which are potentially high risk and it also sets up patients to live with unrealistic expectations of how they see themselves physically.
Body dysmorphic disorders can lead to a cosmetic surgery addiction which can have devastating effects on peoples lives.