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Faking It: That woman with three boobs!

Faking It: That woman with three boobs!
September 23, 2014 JEREMY FEIST

UPDATE: Of course this three-breasted woman (aka Jasmine Tridevil) is a complete fraud

Jasmine Tridevil

Technically, this story doesn’t really involve any actual celebrities. That being said, it does involve a woman trying to be famous as well as a three boobs, so the internet is currently going bonkers over this one. So let’s talk about this. By now, you’ve probably heard about Jasmine Tridevil, the woman who claims she had a third breast surgically attached to her body. The story has been circulating everywhere, and people seem to believe it because she’s from Florida, and that’s just the kind of dumb sh!t you do when you’re raised in Florida. Except according to Snopes, the web’s one-stop-shop for all your fact-checking needs, there’s a mounting pile of evidence that she faked the whole thing.

On 22 September 2014, a strange story of body modification appeared on the social web. According to several circulating articles, a Florida woman named Jasmine Tridevil underwent cosmetic surgery to add a “third breast” to her body. In the initial frenzy of interest in Jasmine Tridevil and her purported third breast, lots of linking and re-posting of the same information and images occurred. However, few looked very deeply at the claims made by the woman shown in the images or her agents, or whether such a modification was even feasible. Instead, multiple media outlets took her claims at face value and ran it as a straight news story with no corroboration (other than self-provided images that could easily have been faked): they contacted no one who knew or had seen Ms. Tridevil, they sought no third-party photographs of her, they didn’t verify the story with the doctor who supposedly performed her unusual enhancement surgery, nor did they probe her obvious pseudonym to determine her real name and background. FULL ARTICLE

So yadda yadda yadda, she pulled an India Ferrah and got herself a breast plate. One with THREE boobs! And I bet she paid FIVE HUNDRED WHOLE DOLLARS for it. Seriously, first thing I said when I saw her with her clavicle / neck covered was “Nope, drag queens have been pulling that trick for years. Nice try though.” It also didn’t help that her story kept changing and the middle bosom looked like somebody threw a pear into some old nylons. If you’re going to try to bullshit your way into a reality TV career, the least you could do is ask a queen for some pointers beforehand.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.