A Florida woman’s claim to have had a third breast surgically added has been exposed as an elaborate scam.
Rumours the story was a hoax began circulating yesterday, including on website Snopes, but Florida’s 10 News conclusively outed 21-year-old Jasmine Tridevil (real name Alisha Hessler) after obtaining a luggage theft report filed at an airport.
In the report, Ms Hessler lists the contents of a bag stolen at the airport, which she said including a $5,000 “3 breast prosthesis”.
Hats off to all our readers who smelled something fishy about this story — and to Ms Hessler for excellent hoaxing.
Previously, Mamamia wrote:
Jasmine Tridevil is a 21-year-old massage therapist living in Tampa, Florida.
That may all sound pretty ordinary — except Jasmine claims she has a surgically-added third breast, which she’s hoping will one day star in an MTV reality TV show called Jasmine’s Jugs.
“My main motivation is fame and fortune,” Jasmine (not her real name) says in a YouTube video, claiming she’s already self-produced pilot episodes of the show.
Ms Tridevil claims she paid US$20,000 to have the hour-and-a-half surgery — and that her surgeon was so anxious about breaking ethical codes, he made her sign a confidentiality agreement.
“It was really hard finding someone that would do it, too, because they’re breaking the code of ethics,” Tridevil tells Real Radio. “I called like 50 or 60 doctors, nobody wanted to do it.”