Ava says that she used to be addicted to social media. She says she would do anything to gain followers, including putting on an act when she appeared on Dr. Phil.

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Now, although she admits she didn’t listen to Dr. Phil’s advice, she says she has changed her behavior.
 
In the video above from Thursday’s episode of Dr. Phil, the 21-year-old says she plans to finish college and become self-sufficient. “I want to have purpose and meaning,” she says.

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Hear how she says she’s changed her life – and what she says was driving her behavior. Plus, hear her advice for Jessy, who is so consumed with finding social media fame that she spends hours a day researching, planning, and taping outrageous, sometimes offensive, content just for “likes” and “follows.”
 
On Thursday, hear more from Jessy. And, life coach Mike Bayer offers his thoughts on Jessy’s behavior. Check here to see where you can watch.
 

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