A Florida woman, who goes by the name “Jasmine Tridevil,” says she spent $20,000 on a procedure to add a third breast.
The Tampa native, who is a massage therapist, told a radio station she called about 50 or 60 plastic surgeons in order to have the procedure done. She saved up for two years to be able to afford a third breast. Her hope is to land a reality show on MTV.
In an interview with Real Radio she said, “I got it because I wanted to make myself unattractive to men. Because I don’t want to date anymore… Most guys would think [the extra breast is] weird and gross. But I can still feel pretty because if I wore makeup and cute clothes, I can still, you know… feel pretty.”
However, there are other sites alleging the 21-year-old is a fraud. Snopes.com is reporting Tridevil, whose real name is Alisha Hessler, has made headlines in the past for hoaxes.
The site states:
In December 2013 Hessler made headlines for an incident in which she claimed she was beaten while on the way home from a club, then offered her attacker the choice of standing on a street corner wearing a dunce cap and holding a sign that read “I beat women” rather than being reported to police and charged with a crime. (Hessler also said “she wanted to have the man who beat her sign a waiver allowing her to beat him for 10 minutes.”) According to local police Hessler withdrew her complaint and “stopped returning [their] calls” after she was pressed for details of the alleged attack.
Snopes.com also points out the images that has gone viral with Hessler’s third breast are all self-taken. There are no outside stories to confirm her procedure.
Hessler remains adamant she indeed is the woman with three breasts.
— Jasmine Tridevil (@JasmineTridevil) September 15, 2014