‘She has always been attractive and looks after herself’: Mercedes Corby denies her convicted drug smuggler sister Schapelle, 41, has undergone cosmetic surgery
Convicted drug trafficker Schapelle Corby has undergone a dramatic transformation since being released on parole in February 2014.
However, sister Mercedes Corby insists that the former jailbird, now 41, has not had any surgical intervention to achieve her youthful appearance.
‘She’s not had cheek implants, a nose job, lifts or implants. Those reports are false,’ Mercedes told New Idea on Monday.
‘She has always been attractive and she looks after herself’: Mercedes denies that her convicted drug smuggler sister Schapelle (pictured) has undergone cosmetic surgery
Instead, Mercedes claims quitting smoking, using lip liner and drinking more water has helped improve Schapelle’s appearance after she spent nine years behind bars.
‘Schapelle has always been attractive and she looks after herself,’ Mercedes added.
She did acknowledge, however, that her younger sibling has undergone lip injections and microdermabrasion treatments.
Changes: Mercedes credits her sister’s new look with quitting smoking, using lip liner and drinking more water. Schapelle is pictured in 2008 and in 2018
Nothing to see here: ‘She’s not had cheek implants, a nose job, lifts or implants. Those reports are false,’ the 43-year-old insisted to New Idea this week. Pictured in 2006
‘Schapelle stopped smoking cigarettes after her return to Australia and so she has had injections to smooth out the lines on the top of her lip,’ Mercedes said.
The former drug mule has also had her once over-plucked brows ‘professionally sculptured’ which has given her face a ‘lift’.
It comes after reports that Channel 10 is keen to sign Schapelle up to appear on Dancing with the Stars.
In October, host Grant Denyer hinted that Schapelle was in talks to appear on the program, which last aired on Channel Seven in 2015.
A little help: Mercedes does admit her sibling has had lip injections and microdermabrasion treatments
On fleek: The convicted drug smuggler also has her once over-plucked brows, ‘professionally sculptured’ which has given her face a lift, Mercedes says
‘These shows are perfect for redemption,’ he told TV Week at the time.
Schapelle served almost a decade behind bars and three years on parole for smuggling drugs into Indonesia.
She was arrested at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport in October 2004 after customs officers discovered 4.1kg of marijuana wrapped in plastic inside her boogie board bag.
Schapelle was finally deported back to Australia in May 2017 after being released from Kerobokan Prison in February 2014.
Tough: Schapelle served almost a decade behind bars and three years on parole for smuggling drugs into Indonesia. Pictured: Mercedes Corby in 2014