Jael Strauss is addicted to Crystal Meth: Do you blame America’s Next Top Model and Tyra Banks?

Jael Strauss, a former contestant on America’s Next Top Model, has spent six years struggling with a drug addiction which has ravaged her once striking looks, leaving her desperate and homeless.

At 22, Ms Strauss was an aspiring model and a finalist in cycle eight of the Tyra Banks hosted show, But now, the 28-year-old’s family says she is close to losing her battle with methamphetamine.

In what they say was a last ditch effort to reach out to their daughter, the family enlisted the help of Dr Phil. However on the episode, which airs on September 13, ‘the full blown meth addict’ resists all help.

With Ms Strauss living on the streets, Dr. Phil her brother, Brandon, and mother, Debbie, go to her hometown with the hope of finding her. Reluctantly, she agrees to travel to Los Angeles to see Dr. Phil.

However, after she is seen physically resisting being placed on the Dr Phil stage, she then runs away, out onto the Paramount lot.

Dr. Phil follows her, and makes a point of noting: ‘This is the first time in ten years I’ve come out here, [and it’s] to talk to you.’

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