Woman's 'Third Breast' Story Unravels

Snopes calls it a hoax; stolen-item report at airport doesn't help
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2014 5:19 PM CDT
An image posted on Facebook by Jasmine Tridevil.   (Facebook)

(Newser) – It was fun, or at least weird, while it lasted, but urban legends website Snopes is calling Jasmine Tridevil's story about adding a third breast a hoax. And while Tridevil, aka Alisha Hessler, isn't 'fessing up, Florida's WTSP has dug up an especially telling stolen-item report involving Hessler earlier this month at Tampa International Airport. After her bag was stolen and then recovered, airport police listed its contents as including a "3 breast prosthesis." Hessler might be acknowledging the ruse at least subtly. She's a massage therapist, and Snopes has found her website for "Alisha's Golden Touch" that refers to her as a "provider of internet hoaxes since 2014" and a "specialist in massage for three breasted women."

In an interview with the British tabloid the Sun posted today, Hessler was still sticking by her story. "This is not a fake," she says. "I had the procedure done. If people don't believe it, that's up to them." Snopes says it has reached out to Hessler, who is hoping to land a reality TV show, to clear up its questions. It speaks to one plastic surgeon who says this would have been a lengthy, hugely complicated procedure. So unless some actual third-party proof emerges, and perhaps the identity of the alleged plastic surgeon, she gets the site's "False" label. In an earlier interview with WTSP, Hessler explained that she wouldn't allow a close look at the extra breast because "it's in episode six of my show."

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