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Beauty Breakout Behind Bars

by Susi, 5 July 2008

Schapelle Corby \

Schapelle Corby, the celebrity inmate of Bali’s Kerobokan jail is in trouble again. She’s in for 20 years for smuggling drugs, in case you managed to miss this high profile case. Well, last week when her appeal of the sentence was denied, she came down with a bona fide case of clinical depression and was taken to Sanglah hospital where she’s being treated by seven psychiatric professionals to beat the depression. Yesterday the Bali Post reported she’s in big trouble because she went to the beauty salon inside the hospital without the permission of her doctors. She was accompanied by the prison guard detailed to keep tabs on her in hospital. I would think that’s good enough, but no, the doctors are furious.

Corby nipped down to the hospital salon for “skin therapy” according to the previous day’s Bali Post. The photo they ran with that article made it crystal clear how urgent it was for her to get a facial. You could see her face under the brim of her baseball cap, and it certainly wasn’t flawless. Poor Corby. In earlier days in the Kerobokan jail her skin was admirable (above). Not surprising, as she was previously a beauty professional herself, before that fateful trip to Bali. It must be terrible keeping one’s looks in top shape in an Indonesian jail. Or an Indonesian hospital. Since the bad skin only happened since the appeal failed, it may be that the depression treatments are causing breakouts. I mean skin breakouts, not prison breakouts. Or do I?


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