The Fartfluencer: Reality TV star sells farts and winds up in the hospital

Litchfield County, Connecticut - Too many farts? Influencer Stephanie Matto has been passing gas into jars and selling them online to eager customers willing to pay a high price. But the business model has proven to not be so sustainable.

Stephanie Matto has made serious bank from her farts.
Stephanie Matto has made serious bank from her farts.  © Collage: Screenshot/Instagram/stepankamatto

Get a whiff of this.

Stephanie Matto became popular after she appeared on the reality show, 90 Day Fiancé. She later started a YouTube channel, wrote books, and founded an X-rated subscription site.

But it's her most recent side hustle that's really caught wind.

The 31-year-old has been making whopping amounts of money by packaging her flatulence into little glass jars and then selling the stinky air on the internet. She recently announced she was making more than $50,000 per week from fart fans!

"Once I put the jars up for sale, they began to sell like hotcakes," she told Jam Press.

"I honestly could not believe the demand. I think a lot of people have this fetish in secret."

Yet, the influencer recently ended up in the hospital because of her farting.

She was rushed to the ER after suffering from chest pains, and was worried she could be having a heart attack.

The self-proclaimed "fartrepreneuer" told Jam Press that she believed "that these were my final moments."

Doctors then examined her and soon discovered what was wrong.

"It was made clear that what I was experiencing wasn’t a stroke or heart attack but very intense gas pains," she said.

Matto is still selling farts – but not necessarily her own

Stephaine Matto is now selling digital fart jar artwork online in NFTs.
Stephaine Matto is now selling digital fart jar artwork online in NFTs.  © Screenshot/Instagram/stepankamatto

The culprit of the medical problem was her diet.

The young woman had been eating mainly beans, protein shakes, protein muffins, and hard-boiled eggs for weeks to make her gas more pungent and "better smelling."

She was squeezing out up to 50 jars per week in order to keep up with the demand for her fart production.

After doctors advised her to change her diet and prescribed her a gas suppressant medication as a remedy, she decided she had to pull the plug on her business.

"The diet was never sustainable and there was always an expiration date," she said.

Nevertheless, Stephanie Matto has made a lot of money with her unusual business idea, and now, she's selling digital fart jar artwork in NFTs.

"We put the art in fart," she wrote on Instagram of her newest endeavor.

Looks like she's just getting the farty started!

Cover photo: Collage: Screenshot/Instagram/stepankamatto

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