Ava claims she used to weigh 200 lbs. and was bullied in high school, but all that changed when she “decided to get hot” and started gaining followers on Instagram. Now she says, “I’d rather die hot than live ugly.” TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Know someone with outrageous behavior?
Today Ava has upward of 40,000 followers and says her number-one goal is to become famous.
“I’m funny. I’m hot. I have money,” says Ava, claiming she spends around $20,000 a month on hair, makeup, and clothes. WATCH: ‘So Far I’ve Been Invincible,’ Says Woman Whose Friends Claim She Sometimes Puts Herself In Dangerous Situations For Attention
But the aspiring Instagram star also says she’s losing friends in real life because of her online persona. “Everyone thinks I’m all these things I’m not because of my social media,” she claims. WATCH: Today’s Takeaway: Social Media And Depression
Tune in to Thursday’s episode
when Dr. Phil explores the downside of being “Insta-famous.”
to find out where you can watch. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Do you need Dr. Phil to "get real" with someone?Why Friends Of Aspiring Social Media Influencer Say She’s Become Conceited And Obsessed With Being A Star