America's Next Top Model alum Jael Strauss will appear on Thursday's Dr.Phil to undergo an intervention for her meth addiction.
In the preview, the model is barely recognizable after battling the addiction for the past six years. Strauss, who placed sixth in Cycle 8, appeared on the reality show only five years ago.
Cycle 7 winner CariDee English took to Gawker's comment section to share her thoughts on Strauss' illness, and she calls out Top Model for allowing an addict on reality TV in the first place.
Tyra Banks is taking America's Next Top Model back to school. The 19th cycle of the hit reality competition, which premieres Friday, Aug. 24 on The CW, marks the show's first-ever College Edition.
In true supermodel fashion, Banks will be accompanied by some famous guests — Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys will be a mentor to the aspiring models in one episode, and Tyler Perry will also make an appearance.
The CW has announced premiere dates for a slew of reality programming in addition to the return of America's Next Top Model, Remodeled and the scripted series L.A. Complex.
America's Next Top Model: College Edition will debut its 19th cycle on Friday, Aug. 24 at 8/7c. The upcoming season will include the return of Tyra Banks and Kelly Cutrone, but with new judges Rob Evans and Johnny Wujek who have replaced J. Alexander and Nigel Barker, and mentor Jay Manuel. It will also include an interactive element where fans can vote for which contestants should stay and who should be eliminated.
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Tyra Banks is toasting Vogue's 19 international editions for pledging to promote healthy body image, but while the plan is a step in the right direction, what does it really mean for the future?
"Real progress is finally on the horizon," Banks writes in an open letter on The Daily Beast. "Vogue is stepping up, doing the right thing, and protecting that girl. Perhaps that girl is you!"
America's Next Top Model judges J. Alexander and Nigel Barker, and mentor Jay Manuel are leaving at the end of next season.
"After many fun filled years with America's Next Top Model, I will not be returning to the program for cycle 19," Barker wrote on his blog late Thursday night.
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