Flatulence selling reality television star Stephanie Matto pivots to NFTs after health issues

She has 5000 NFTs on sale, but only a few hundred have sold so far.
She has 5000 NFTs on sale, but only a few hundred have sold so far. Photo credit: Supplied / OpenSea

The reality television star who notoriously gave up selling her farts recently due to health problems has pivoted to selling cartoon NFTs of the same.

Stephanie Matto, who appeared in TV show 90-Day Fiancé, claims to have made more than US$200,000 from selling her emissions.

But a trip to the emergency room because she thought she was having a heart attack has forced her to pivot to virtual flatulence instead. It turned out her diet - three massive protein shakes and multiple bowls of black bean soup - had caused an excess of gas in her stomach.

When she told doctors about the change in her diet they recommended she change back.

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

"I was advised to change my diet and to take a gas suppressant medication, which has effectively ended my business."

However, that turned out not to be true.

She was approached by a digital artist and they agreed to collaborate on the NFTs, which are now on sale for 0.05 ethereum each - around NZ$233 at today's exchange rate.

"Fart jars are all about taking ownership of your body, your inner worth, with an added whiff of creative genius," Matto's NFT website states.

"Making a statement and an impact is not about pushing a fart - it's about pushing yourself to do anything you set your mind to.

"Fart jars are a symbol of feminine power, hope, joy, and lightheartedness in even the darkest times."

There are 5000 of the NFTs available in total, but according to digital marketplace OpenSea only 459 have sold so far.

As well as a digital image anyone who buys one of Matto's virtual jars also gets other benefits.

Each token holder will get access to her private Discord channel for communication in "an intimate setting", while she's also offering other 'girlbosses' access to mentorship to help them become content creators and "fartrepreneurs".