There are definitely some weird ways to make money these days, and 31-year-old Stephanie Matto certainly cornered the market when she decided to sell her farts. The Connecticut woman recently gained international recognition when she appeared on the reality show, “90 Day Fiancé”. She gained more fame by starting her own YouTube channel, writing books, and founding an X-rated subscription site called Unfiltered.
She really made waves when she started capturing her farts in jars and selling them to the public, a business decision that has earned her more than $50,000 a week, according to her social media posts.
She added protein shakes to her diet to make them even more aromatic.
Matto is quoted as saying that she “thought it’d be a hilarious publicity move that would get a lot of people’s attention.”
However, Matto’s clever entrepreneurial move came to an end after bringing in a total of $200,000 in sales when she experienced what she thought were symptoms of a heart attack, aka a fart attack.
“I remember one day I had about three protein shakes and a huge bowl of black bean soup,” she recalls. Black bean salad, onion and ham and pepper omelets were other popular menu items for Matto.
Matto was passing farts but may have let one too many go, because she began feeling chest pain. “I thought I was having a stroke and that these were my final moments,” the reality star turned entrepreneur explains.
She called a friend to take her to the hospital. Upon examination, she was told that she wasn’t experiencing a heart attack but was suffering from very intense gas pains due to her steady gas-inducing diet of beans and eggs. She was advised to revise her diet and take a gas suppressant medication, which effectively put the nail in the coffin of her gas-making business.
Matto was reportedly producing 50 jars of farts a week to keep up with demand. Matto talked about her inspiration for getting her fart business off the ground; she launched the idea “on a whim” after getting requests from her fanbase.
“As luck would have it, once I put the jars up for sale, they began to sell like hotcakes,” she said. “I honestly could not believe the demand. I think a lot of people have this fetish in secret. Matto’s business venture has gotten mixed reviews from her fans, friends and family.
“I have a lot of people praising me, calling me girl boss, telling me that I inspire them to be unashamed of who they are and what they do,” she says. “But on the other end, I have been getting a ton of negativity. I have even received death threats, people telling me I should end my life and so on.”
“I try my best not to react to these people and give them what they want, which is attention. In this day and age, we need to stop tearing people down for their choices,” she goes on to explain.
She also mentioned that her family was relieved to find out about her decision to retire, “and so honestly, is my colon. The diet was never sustainable and there was always an expiration date.”
Although Matto’s business choice was questionable, it is coming to a good end as she plans to donate some of her income to a charity that supports gastric disorders.
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She will also be working on digital fart artwork and investing in crypto.
We wish Matto the best of luck in her future endeavors. Who knows what weird and wacky news she will continue to entertain the world with?