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Former 'Top Model' Jael Strauss the subject of 'Dr. Phil' meth addiction intervention


By Reality TV World staff, 09/12/2012 

Jael Strauss is returning to television in a manner she presumably never envisioned.

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Dr. Phil has announced Thursday's episode of the syndicated talk show will feature Dr. Phil McGraw working with the former America's Next Top Model contestant's family and staging an intervention to help Strauss break a devastating meth addiction.

"Jael was on America's Next Top Model, now she's a full-blown meth addict," McGraw explained in a promotional clip, which shows Strauss reacting hostilely to the intervention and running off the Dr. Phil set.

"Do the drugs get her and take her life, or do we get her and save her life?"

Strauss -- who was a 22-year-old band manager from Detroit when she competed on Top Model's eighth edition in 2007 -- is unrecognizable in the clip, showing the shocking impact drug addiction has had on the one-time aspiring model. (Watch the clip below)

While she finished in sixth place on Top Model's eighth season, Strauss is arguably best remembered as the contestant who received a phone call in which she learned one of her close friends had passed away due to an overdose.

"This is the worse thing I could possibly hear in the entire universe," she said through tears at the time.  "I don't understand this... this doesn't make any sense.  I'd rather not be dealing with this situation with what's going on in my life, but I think modeling is a good distraction for me right now."



(Photo credit The CW)


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