Monday 25 September 2017

'Michaella McCollum's career prospects are miles better now... the message will be crime does indeed pay'

Michaella McCollum in Dublin Airport. Picture: Sean Defoe
Michaella McCollum in Dublin Airport. Picture: Sean Defoe
Michaella McCollum arrives back in Ireland.
McCollum is interviewed on RTÉ. Photo: RTÉ
TALKING POINT: Michaella McCollum with her distinctive bun hairstyle back in 2013. Photo: Reuters
Michaella McCollum's bun hairstyle attracted its own fan base
Michaella McCollum with Melissa Reid from Scotland. Photo: AP Photo/Peru's National Police

Suzanne Breen

Disembarking from a long-haul flight, most of us are a crumpled, unsightly mess. But Michaella McCollum looked a million dollars as she walked through Dublin airport at the end of a 15-hour journey from Peru.

It could have been an up-and-coming young actress or supermodel striding across the airport foyer with her two bulging suitcases - this time filled with chic outfits I'm sure, and not cocaine.

Foreign travellers, sipping coffee in cafes as they waited for their flights, could be seen looking on puzzled as reporters and photographers surrounded Michaella, snapping away and asking her for comment.

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