Tara Fares is one of the most popular women in the country, but not everyone approved the career of a professional model.
In Iraq, a 22-year-old model was shot by Tara Phares, who in 2015 won the Miss Baghdad contest. According to Kurdistan 24, the girl received three bullet wounds while sitting in the car. At the time of the accident, she was in the passenger seat – no one other than her was injured. The Iraqi Interior Ministry announced an investigation.
Fares is one of the main celebrities in Iraq, on whose instagram-account were signed 2.6 million people. On the page after the death of the girl appeared aphoto with the signature: “We ask Allaah to forgive her and give her her great mercy.”
After Fares won the beauty contest “Miss Baghdad” and “Miss Iraq” in 2015, she became the face of several well-known brands in Europe. However, a few months ago the model returned to Baghdad. Many of the pictures in her Instagram caused controversy in the comments and condemnation of Muslims, in particular a photo taken in the car in 2016.
As the media noted , because of candid photos in make-up and model dresses, Fares received numerous threats. “Her death should be cited as an example. Sympathy is not enough, “wrote one of the girl’s admirers. The model was accused of violating the moral standards and conservative foundations of Iraq. At the end of August, two women who worked in a beauty salon and collaborated with professional models were also found dead in Iraq.