Polish woman Julia Wendell, 21, has taken the media by storm over the last month, going viral after she claimed to be the famous Madeleine McCann.
And now, she plans to put it all on display for millions of people on the American chat show Dr. Phil.
It all started with an Instagram account, named (@iammadeleinemccan), where she uploaded a series of photos and videos comparing her physical similarities to Madeleine and her parents Gerry and Kate McCann, urging people to believe that she is the long time missing girl.
Wendell claimed to have similar freckles and beauty marks, as well as sharing the same distinct mark on her eye as Madeleine.
Then-three-year-old Madeleine went missing in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007 while on vacation with her family, and her case still remains unsolved almost 16 years later.
Her appearance is set to air on Dr Phil tonight.
”Is it possible that Madeleine McCann has finally been found?” Dr Phil asks in the promotional video for the episode.
It also shows an exclusive interview with Wendell herself, where she is questioned about what she found when she conducted a ‘simple records check’, the results of which are set to be revealed on the show.
“In an exclusive interview, Wendell reveals what else she discovered that made her believe she is the girl who vanished in 2007 at 3 years old,” a description on the Dr Phil website reads.
The site continues: “However, Wendell’s parents in Poland insist she is their biological child and deny she was kidnapped. McCann, who would be 19 years old now, was abducted in 2007 while on vacation with her family in Portugal and is presumed dead.
“Has McCann finally been found? Or, is this a cruel hoax?”
Dr Fia Johansson, a doctor of psychology and human behaviour who has been working with Wendell, is also present on the show with her.
Johansson claimed the Dr. Phil interview would also see Wendell shed light on her ‘violent and abusive past’, while ‘hopefully bringing her closer to justice’.
Wendell is still awaiting the results of DNA and genetic testing to help her case in proving her identity.