Jael Strauss was a finalist on “America’s Next Top Model” on the CW Network five year ago. Strauss landed top modeling jobs and was raking in the cash. But now, her skin is dull and scarred and her teeth are rotting. She is now homeless and her family says it is all because she is addicted to crystal meth.
Her mother and brother hunted her down in the streets of Los Angeles to bring her to Dr. Phil’s show to get her some help.
Jane spoke to Jennifer Gimenez, who is a model and a recovering addict.
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