Okay, y’all, I had to break the list format briefly in order to comment on this. Remember Jael Strauss from ANTM’s Cycle 8? Well, here’s how she’s ended up (the pic is at the BOTTOM of this post… warning, it’s not pretty at all, but it shows what can happen to a person’s face after years of meth addiction.)
Jael’s family appealed to Dr. Phil for an intervention, saying that she’s suffered from a meth addiction for 6 years — which would imply that 5 years ago, when she was on “America’s Next Top Model,” she was abusing drugs.
Her skin has essentially disintegrated as a result of all the drug use, and mentally, she’s not doing too well either. During the show, she bolted from the studio, running through the Paramount lot as she tried to hide behind a dumpster from Dr. Phil.
We’ll certainly be tuning in on Thursday, Sept. 13 to see whether he successfully talks her into getting some help!
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I definitely didn’t watch Dr. Phil, because he annoys me greatly. But this is a sad, sad story. It clearly doesn’t make sense to say that ANTM or Tyra had anything to do with the causes of her addiction, but it would be so much more graceful and kind for Tyra to put herself to the trouble of:
a.) Talking to Jael
b.) Mentioning her on the show
c.) Emailing her
d.) Having a personal lackey send her flowers? SOMETHING???
Instead, Jael is being ignored. Not classy, Miss Tyra.