Michaella Mccollum is an Irish model and media personality. She first gained public attention in 2013 when she was convicted of drug smuggling and sentenced to 6 years and 8 months in prison in Peru. Since then, she has become a well-known figure in Ireland and the United Kingdom. In this article, we will discuss her early life, education, and criminal conviction.
Michaella Mccollum was born in Dungannon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland on August 20, 1992. She was raised in a Catholic family and attended St Patrick’s Academy in Dungannon. She also attended the Belfast Metropolitan College for a brief period of time, where she studied media.
When Mccollum was 19, she moved to Ibiza, Spain to work as a dancer in a local nightclub. She also worked as a waitress and in various other hospitality jobs. During this time, she also became involved in drug smuggling.
Mccollum attended St Patrick’s Academy in Dungannon and Belfast Metropolitan College. She was studying media at Belfast Met when she was arrested in 2013.
In 2013, Mccollum was arrested in Lima, Peru, along with Melissa Reid. The two had been attempting to smuggle 11 kilograms of cocaine out of the country. They were sentenced to 6 years and 8 months in prison.
While in prison, Mccollum studied Spanish and English. She also wrote a book about her experiences, titled “The Real Truth Behind My Story: Michaella McCollum”. After serving 3 years and 8 months in prison, she was released on parole in 2016.
Michaella Mccollum is a well-known media personality in Ireland and the United Kingdom. She first gained public attention in 2013 when she was arrested and convicted of drug smuggling. Since then, she has written a book about her experiences and is continuing to pursue a career in media.