Jael appeared as one of the cheerleaders in the ANTM Season 10 Premiere "Welcome to Top Model Prep".
Jael is close friends with actress Eliska Amor.
While on ANTM, Jael became really good friends with fellow contestant Brittany Hatch. Even after the show they remained friends.
Jael is five foot eleven inches tall.
Jael's boyfriend is named Brandon. He is an aspiring film director.
Jael's favorite movies are The Point, Cry Baby, and Fantastic Planet.
Jael has the word Manifest tattooed on the back of her neck.
Jael is half black and half white.
Jael was called out first on ANTM cycle 8 once.
Jael would like to do a reality TV show involving unsigned artists and bands.
Jael does not watch much television.
Jael attended Gibson School in Redford Township, Burton International Middle School in Detroit and High School in Reseda, California.
Jael's natural hair color is blonde before she had it changed on ANTM.
Jael was in the bottom 2 twice before being eliminated on ANTM. She was in the bottom two in the episodes "The Girl Who Impresses Pedro" and "The Girl Who Won't Stop Talking, Part 2."
Jael made it to the finale 6 of ANTM cycle 8 which they go to Sydney, Australia. She was the 8th person eliminated. It was in the episode titled "The Girl Who Goes Down Under."
Jael was voted covergirl of the week in ANTM- The Girl Who Changes Her Attitude.
Jael's hero is her father.
During an episode of ANTM, Jael was pushed in the pool for annoying 50 cent.
During ANTM cycle 8 Jael's friend died of a drug overdose.
Before coming on ANTM, Jael was a band manager.
Jael Strauss: For me, I feel my best photos are captured when I release my fears and am not self-conscious. When I allow myself to be the most vulnerable in addition to high energy, I take good photos.
Jael Strauss (On ANTM): I came in as myself, and left as myself. I was the best me that I could be - 110 % - like everything else I try to do.
Jael Strauss (On the nude pictures of her which surfaced on the internet): I don't regret anything I've done in my life. I think the photos were done tastefully, and I think that women are beautiful, clothed or unclothed.
Jael: When I was young, my next-door neighbor, for a brief period, had this Shar Pei that was just kind of wrong in the head. She was alternately sweet and aggressive and her saliva had the consistency of mayonnaise.
Jael: I think that I made my best attempt to do the CoverGirl commercial. I felt a little bit out of character obviously, and you know, I gave it a good try. I feel that I'm not really the stereotypical bubbly CoverGirl kind of girl. I didn't pull it off, but no regrets.
Jael: Sydney, Australia was awesome and amazing. I can't wait to go back there. I've never been overseas before, like this show took me to Sydney!
Jael: Before I was on America's Next Top Model I was managing bands in Hollywood and doing promotions for bands in Detroit. I decided to try out for the show because I got scouted on my MySpace from one of the casting directors. I figured I should just, you know, give it a try. People have been telling me I should be on the show for a long time so I figured, why not?
Jael Strauss (To her fans): I'd like to let all my fans know that I really, really thank you so much for your support and I hope that I gave all of us misfits a place to call home. Always stand up and be true to yourself no matter what any judges say about you.
Jael Strauss (On ANTM): I have seen the show before and I remember watching the show and thinking, "I can do that, that's easy." And after having been on the show, I feel like a fool for ever thinking that!