Jael Strauss was once a beautiful 22-year-old finalist on cycle eight of America's Next Top Model, yet to see her now, one would never guess her aspirations of one day walking a runway. From an addiction to meth, and other drugs, Jael, now 28, has developed scars and rotted teeth. Jael's family has reached out to Dr. Phil, pleading for an intervention before there is no turning back.
"Do the drugs get her and take her life, or do we get her and save her life?" asks Dr. Phil McGraw in the teaser for today's episode of Dr. Phil. As Jael enters the studio and notices all the people, she bolts and escapes to the parking lot in tears. How did such a promising talent succumb to drugs?