Have we as society become so desperate for fame that we are willing to alter our bodies for it?
A young and troubled Tampa woman has become the latest viral sensation because she allegedly had plastic surgery to get a third breast. She claims her strange look has landed her appearances on “Inside Edition” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
The woman, who goes by the name Jasmine Tridevil, wrote on Facebook, “So I'm flying to New York to appear on The Inside Edition show this Monday! Then going to be on the news, Jimmy Kimmel show and Vice magazine! oh and a few radio shows!”
It was not immediately clear if she had actually booked appearances on the shows.
Tridevil said in a recent radio interview that she got the surgery “a few months ago” and had a very hard time finding a doctor who would agree to her request.
“They did have an issue with it and it was really hard finding somebody that would do it too because they are breaking the code of ethics to do it,” she said. “I called 50 or 60 doctors and no one would do it.”
When she eventually found a doctor who agreed to do her surgery, she had to sign a confidentiality agreement stating she wouldn't reveal his identity. She said paid $20,000 for the strange surgery.
She stated her original reason for getting a third breast was because she wanted to be unattractive to men. Yet all of her media appearances, posted You Tube video of her jumping around in a skimpy bikini and the fact she is now a reality filming a series for MTV, state otherwise.