Julia Wendell, age 21, has conducted her first high-profile interview with Dr. Phil after sensationally suggesting she may be the missing youngster from 2007.
A woman claiming to be Madeline McCann will appear on a big US television program viewed by millions of people.
Julia Wendell, age 21, has recorded her first prominent interview with Dr. Phil, a television show. That follows her shocking assertion that she may be the toddler who disappeared in 2007 during a family vacation in Praia da Luz, Portugal.
The Polish national is currently awaiting the results of three DNA samples and a genetic test, as reported by the Mirror. Dr. Fia Johansson, a private investigator and medium who is assisting Julia, confirmed on Instagram that the 21-year-old is scheduled to appear on Dr. Phil on Monday.
She commented on Instagram, “I’m thrilled that Julia has a forum to bravely speak out about her brutal and abusive history, hopefully bringing her closer to justice!”
Dr. Johansson provided a sample of a clip that broadcast in Canada, but the tape was silent.
In the video, Julia declares: “I am convinced I am Madeleine McCann. We are awaiting outcomes.”
During her earlier, nearly 40-minute Instagram live, Dr. Johansson said she would be able to use Julia’s DNA test results to determine if she is truly the daughter of Gerry and Kate McCann.
She stated, “Many of you wonder why Kate and Gerry are together (are not involved). It is unnecessary; Madeleine McCann’s DNA is already present.
They are not required to engage with media press. We will match a DNA test of (Madeleine) McCann upon the arrival of the DNA test, for which I anxiously await and daily monitor the status.
“[She may match] anyone else searching for their lost child at the moment.”
Julia apparently stayed with Dr. Johansson in the United States during the past few weeks while DNA testing were conducted. Due of safety concerns, she has not stated where Julia currently resides.
The 21-year-old earlier declared she “truly feels” she is the long-lost kid of Kate and Gerry McCann after recognizing the mother’s voice.
In a statement to RadarOnline, she disclosed: “I would like to tell Kate McCann that I listened to a song she sung to her daughter Madeleine. When I hear your voice in movies or in interviews, I feel as though I am familiar with your voice, your voice. I sincerely believe I might be Madeleine.”
She said she wanted to be part of their family and hopes the DNA test will come back positive.
Julia added: “I have a message to McCann’s family – I want to say that I really believe I can be Madeleine, your daughter.”