Woman Implants Third Breast in Hopes of MTV Reality Show
Jasmine Tridevil says she paid $20,000 for the procedure
A Florida woman says she spent $20,000 to have a third breast surgically implanted.
Jasmine Tridevil has posted photos on Twitter showing off her newly enhanced bust, and says she hopes her third breast will help her break into show business with an MTV reality show.
Tridevil says she's a massage therapist who saved up for two years to pay for the operation. But getting the extra breast took more than money — it also took finding the right doctor. She claims she called 50 or 60 doctors before landing on one who agreed to perform the procedure, and only after she signed a non-disclosure agreement.
“It was really hard finding someone that would do it, too, because they’re breaking the code of ethics,” Tridevil told Real Radio 104.1.
Tridevil has her sights set on an MTV reality show, and says she's been recording footage for the show by hiring a camera crew out of pocket. She says neither MTV nor a production company are involved at this juncture.
MTV declined to comment.
"I told my mom on camera, because that's going to be on my show," Tridevil said of her family's reaction to her extra breast. "My mom ran out the door. She won't talk to me."
Online some have speculated the whole thing is a hoax. Tridevil, who told the radio station that wasn't her real name, launched her Twitter account in August.
On Tuesday, TMZ reported that Tridevil is a "fraud." After her bag was stolen at an airport, she reportedly told police that among its contents was a "3 breast prosthesis" worth $5,000.
Sept. 22, 2:37 p.m. Updated with MTV declining comment.
Sept. 24, 10:40 a.m. Updated with TMZ reporting.