‘My Strange Addiction’ Finale Features a Woman Addicted to Drinking Animal Blood

by | March 15, 2013 at 10:14 AM | My Strange Addiction

Michelle on "My Strange Addiction" (TLC)

Is blood the new black? Earlier this week Kim Kardashian’s “vampire facial” raised eyebrows, and now comes a new clip from next week’s “My Strange Addiction” season finale featuring a woman who is addicting to drinking animal blood. Yes, it is as gross as it sounds. And no, you probably shouldn’t try it at home.

Meet Michelle, a 29-year-old tattoo artist from Lancaster, Calif. who believes that drinking animal blood — she prefers pig over cow because of its “gaminess” — is as important as consuming water. Michelle enjoys blood several ways: in her coffee mug, in a goblet, in stir fries, and, naturally, in Bloody Mary’s.

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Michelle’s 10-year addiction finds her drinking at least 7 liters of the salty stuff a week, and she prefers to imbibe during leisure activities like reading, watching TV and painting. “There’s never a bad time for me to drink blood,” she admits in the clip below. When Michelle doesn’t have her blood she grows irritable and angry and won’t leave her house. Where and how Michelle procures her blood supply is not revealed in the preview, but tune in to next week’s season finale to learn more about her bloodthirsty addiction.

Take a look at Michelle’s story below, but be warned: like most “Strange Addiction” videos, this one is not for the faint of heart:

For Reference, Here’s Kim Kardashian’s Vampire Facial:

The season finale of “My Strange Addiction” airs on Wednesday, March 20 at 10/9c on