Update: Shock has given way to doubts about the following tale. The latest details are at the end.
If you thought three-breasted women were a thing of the "Total Recall" past, you obviously haven't heard of Jasmine Tridevil.
The 21-year-old Tampa, Fla. resident allegedly paid $20,000 to have a third breast and fake nipple surgically added to her body in hopes of deterring male suitors and earning an MTV reality show. Needless to say, her parents aren't too thrilled about it.
"My mom ran out the door. She won't talk to me. She won't let my sister talk to me," Tridevil said of her mother's reaction. Dad's a little more supportive but still ashamed of his circus-freak-esque daughter.
From a 10-minute radio segment called "The News Junkie," it's pretty clear Tridevil was probably never just your average girl. Previously obsessed with Criss Angel, she said she goes to Vegas alone every year for her birthday to see the dark magician. Last year, she bought tickets for the whole first row of seats for his show.
Which leads to one more obvious question. Where does a 21-year-old woman get the $20,000 for a procedure like a third boob? And with Criss Angel's Vegas tickets going for $59 to $130 right now, purchasing a full row doesn't come cheap. Tridevil said she's a licensed massage therapist and saved for two years for the $20,000 implant.
"I didn't spend any of that money," she said, which is inconsistent with her purchasing an entire row of Criss Angel tickets. But, hey. Whatever.
Massage therapy isn't Tridevil's calling anymore. She's unhappy and ready to move on to the next step of her life: television.
Tridevil has already gotten her start on her YouTube channel featuring a riveting video about what's wrong with twentysomethings and how to get a job.
"When I give you advice, I don't wanna hear you give me excuses," she said in the video.
You tell 'em girl.
"My whole dream is to just get this show on MTV," she said in the interview. "I'm dumping every penny I have into this," Tridevil said of the reality show she's currently producing. "So if this doesn't work, I'm through."
It turns out the alleged three-breasted woman is just a regular two-breasted wannabe.
After the Internet went abuzz with the bizarre tale of 21-year-old "Jasmine Tridevil" who underwent a $20,000 procedure to add a third breast to the center of her chest, mythbuster website Snopes.com sought to prove Tridevil whether is a fake. The site reads:
It's also worth noting that the JASMINETRIDEVIL.COM domain was registered by someone named Alisha Hessler, and Jasmine Tridevil herself bears a striking likeness to Tampa-area massage therapist Alisha Jasmine Hessler (whose "Alisha's Golden Touch" massage web site now bears legends identifying her as "Provider of internet hoaxes since 2014" and "Specialist in massage for three breasted women"). Photos on a modeling page linked with Hessler closely matched the circulating images of Jasmine Tridevil, and profile pictures on Hessler's YouTube page strongly resembled the woman in the "third breast" photos.
Doctors quoted by the Daily Dot are also sounding off on Tridevil's allegation that the doctor would only perform the surgery if he had anonymity. But the most damning evidence against our beloved three-breasted-massage-therapist-life-coach-aspiring-reality-TV-star comes from her own fatal error.
Tampa news station 10 News went out to Tridevil's residence and interviewed her on camera, asking her to lift her shirt and show her third breast (in a specially formulated bikini top). Foolishly, she did, revealing an appendage that looks very far from human, is a different color from her actual skin and looks shoddily attached.