A US massage therapist has gone to extreme lengths to become a reality TV star, undergoing surgery to add a third breast to her chest.
The Florida woman, who goes by the name Jasmine Tridevil, said she spent $20,000 on the procedure a few months ago after finally finding a doctor willing to perform the operation.
“I called 50 doctors,” Tridevil told Real Radio 104.1.
“It was really hard finding someone that would do it too because they’re breaking the code of ethics.”
Tridevil’s third breast was constructed in the middle of her chest with a silicone implant and skin tissue cut from her abdomen.
The surgeon was not able to make an artificial areola, so Tridevil had one tattooed on.
Tridevil, whose dream is to have her own MTV reality show, said her parents did not take the news of her third breast well.
“My mum ran out the door. She won’t talk to me. She won’t let my sister talk to me. My dad…he really isn’t happy. He is kind of ashamed of me but he accepted it,” she said.
As well as hoping for fame and fortune, Tridevil said there was another major reason she had the surgery.
“I got it because I wanted to make myself unattractive to men. Because I don’t want to date anymore,” she said.
“Most guys would think [the extra breast is] weird and gross. But I can still feel pretty because if I wore makeup and cute clothes, I can still, you know… feel pretty.”