Schapelle Corby's dramatic transformation

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Schapelle Corby returned to the spotlight this week. Photo: Instagram/schapelle.corby/
Schapelle Corby returned to the spotlight this week. Photo: Instagram/schapelle.corby/

Schapelle Corby’s shock return to the spotlight this week has been peppered with revelations about her infamous time in prison.

But aside from tales of behind bars survivors, viewers have shifted their attention to the convicted drug smuggler’s appearance—two years after she was deported from Bali.

Quite the comeback

The chatter started after Schapelle’s appearance on Studio 10 and the Kyle and Jackie O Show on Tuesday, where the 42-year-old was credited with looking better than ever.

Among the streams of compliments, fans pointed their attention to the new author’s youthful complexion and trademark dark hair.

“You look stunning, such a healthy glow about you,” wrote one supportive follower.

Wow, you look amazing,” added another.

“It’s honestly so good to see you back on Australian soil…looking amazing too.”

Other feedback included the Queenslander being called a ‘pretty lady’, ‘attractive’ and ‘beautiful’.

Behind bars

Schapelle opened up about her nine-year stint at Kerobokan Prison including her descent into a non-verbal schizophrenic state.

Schapelle Corby spend nine years in Balinese prison. Photo: Getty Images
Schapelle Corby spend nine years in Balinese prison. Photo: Getty Images

“I was out of my mind, literally for about four years. I couldn’t even speak,” she told Kyle and Jackie O.

“People would have to massage my feet and hands because they would cramp. I was in such a hell in my mind, it’s really hard to go back to write.”

Struggling to hold back tears, Schapelle took aim at people who accused her of faking problems with her mental health.

“Mental illness is real. If I could have lived without mental illness, my mind would be so much better,” she said.

She now aims the release of her second book will finally set the record straight.

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