Ellen Pompeo: Excuse Me, I Don't Have 12 Toes

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It became an urban legend before lunch on Thursday then spread across the Internet like flames on an oil slick.

Ellen Pompeo, the actress whose body is seemingly perfect, has a strange deformity: one extra toe on each foot. How odd, right?

But alas, Pompeo has only 10 toes -- like most of us.

A photo, taken of Pompeo while walking around a Los Angeles neighborhood, seemed to indicate the Gray's Anatomy star had six toes on each foot. But it turns out -- according to Pompeo's denial -- it's all just an optical illusion.

And, other than her podiatrist, who would know better than Pompeo about her own feet?