Video: 'America's Next Top Model' Contestant Jael Strauss Ravaged by Meth Addiction

| by Michael Allen

For the past six years, Jael Strauss, a former contestant on 'America's Next Top Model,' has struggled with a methamphetamine addiction that has destroyed her good looks and left her homeless, reports the Daily Mail.

Strauss' family enlisted the help of Dr Phil in a recent episode of his TV show (video below).

However, Strauss resisting appearing on the Dr. Phil TV show and ran outside into the Paramount Studios lot.

Dr. Phil followed her [with a camera crew] and said: "This is the first time in ten years I've come out here, [and it's] to talk to you."

Strauss suffered the suicide of a friend and filed a lawsuit over the release of erotic photos taken of her when she was only 16. Her family said that is when she turned to drugs.

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Ravaged: Jael Strauss refused to appear onstage beside Dr Phil as she was so ashamed of her behaviour