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
Woman's 'Third Breast' Story Unravels
An image posted on Facebook by Jasmine Tridevil.   (Facebook)

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." (Read more Jasmine Tridevil stories.)

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