Jael Strauss was once a star thanks to the “America’s Next Top Model” reality TV show. But, things quickly went down for her when she let methamphetamine (meth) take over her life.
Yet, the former ANTM contestant didn’t let her drug addiction bring her down for long. These days, the 32-year-old aspiring model is celebrating three years clean… no more meth for her.
Her sobriety shows in her face. In recent Instagram posts, Jael Strauss is seen looking happy and bubbly. She really appears to be enjoying life.
Strauss was a contestant on the eight season of ANTM. Soon after, she sunk into a meth addiction. Some time later, in 2007, a friend of hers died from a drug overdose. The former VH1 star turned to “Dr. Phil” for help.
“It’s a huge miracle to still be breathing after what I was up to and I’m so grateful … Whatever path and twists and turns I had to take to get here, I don’t regret any of them.”
Strauss is currently working in part with a rehab center in Austin, Texas, and living with her girlfriend Sophie.