Is Stephanie Matto OK? '90 Day Fiance' star stops selling FARTS after heart attack scare
Stephanie Matto, a reality TV star who rose to prominence from the American show '90 Day Fiance', recently turned heads after claiming that she made over $200,000 selling jars of her farts. Though the gorgeous model's gassy venture repelled many, there was reportedly high demand for her unfiltered 'fart jars' that cost nearly $1,000 each. However, the profitable business turned out to be near-fatal for the starlet, as Matto was forced to retire after a heart attack scare.
A 31-year-old resident of Connecticut, Stephanie Matto had a brief stint on '90 Day Fiance', before starting her own YouTube Channel. She has also authored books and founded an adult entertainment site called Unfiltrd. However, it was her bizarre and shocking '$1000 fart jars' that propelled her to the national limelight. In fact, Matto's sales exploded after she posted many videos about her fancy flatulence endeavor on TikTok and Instagram. She had initially started the same as a joke, thinking "it’d be a hilarious publicity move that would get a lot of people’s attention.”
"As luck would have it, once I put the jars up for sale, they began to sell like hotcakes. I honestly could not believe the demand. I think a lot of people have this fetish in secret. I began this venture by eating mostly protein muffins, shakes and also hard-boiled eggs,” Matto shared, also explaining how certain foods generate better-smelling farts.
However, the farts eventually landed the influencer on the hospital bed, as she experienced symptoms of a heart attack recently. She was rushed to the hospital with chest pains and underwent critical tests like EKG and comprehensive blood work. Matto later revealed that she felt she was having a heart attack and feared the worst for herself. In the end, it turned out that her regular diet of gas-inducing beans and eggs was causing excessive flatulence that led to the pain.
Following the scary episode, Matto announced her retirement from being a 'fartrepreneur' who forced herself to pass over 50 jars of wind every week to meet the demand. "I thought I was having a stroke and that these were my final moments. I was overdoing it," she shared with Jam Press.
She further revealed her weird diet of black beans, onion, and ham-and-pepper omelets that led to the health scare. that led to the health scare. "I remember within one day I had about three protein shakes and a huge bowl of black-bean soup. I could tell that something was not right that evening when I was lying in bed and I could feel a pressure in my stomach moving upward. It was quite hard to breathe, and every time I tried to breathe in, I’d feel a pinching sensation around my heart."
Matto also noted, "And that, of course, made my anxiety escalate. I actually called my friend and asked if they could come over to drive me to the hospital because I thought I was experiencing a heart attack."
She did not reveal her fart business to the doctors who broke the news of excessive gas to her. "It was made clear that what I was experiencing wasn’t a stroke or heart attack but very intense gas pains. I was advised to change my diet and to take a gas suppressant medication, which has effectively ended my business," Matto shared.