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‘Peru Two’ mule Michaella McCollum in Mallorca

She has enjoyed a recent string of sun-soaked holidays but it appears Michaella McCollum still thinks her tan needs some work.

The 24-year-old, from Dungannon, Northern Ireland, was spotted frolicking in the surf as she enjoyed yet another beach break on the Spanish island of Mallorca. 

Slipping into a racy white one-piece, McCollum, one half of the infamous Peru Two, flashed a hint of side boob as she unveiled a new tattoo on her rib cage – a piece of Arabic script that is believed to read ‘freedom of God’.

The inking is likely to have special personal significance to McCollum, who was jailed in Peru in 2013 along with Melissa Reid for trying to smuggle £1.5 million of cocaine. 

Sun seeker: Michaella McCollum was recently spotted soaking up the rays in Mallorca, Spain

Sun seeker: Michaella McCollum was recently spotted soaking up the rays in Mallorca, Spain

Racy: The 24-year-old flashed a hint of side boob in the white mesh pannelled swimsuit

Racy: The 24-year-old flashed a hint of side boob in the white mesh pannelled swimsuit

Racy: The 24-year-old flashed a hint of side boob in the white mesh pannelled swimsuit

Personal motto: The former jailbird showed off this Arabic tattoo, part of which reads 'freedom'

Personal motto: The former jailbird showed off this Arabic tattoo, part of which reads 'freedom'

Personal motto: The former jailbird showed off this Arabic tattoo, part of which reads ‘freedom’

But while the jet-setter oozed confidence as she flicked her long blonde hair and frolicked in the surf, she suffered an unfortunate wardrobe mishap as she left the beach when her swimsuit pulled too tightly around her crotch.

McCollum also caught the attention of two young men who were seen admiring her as she strolled along the shore. 

But life isn’t all holidays for the former jailbird, who was pictured at the Job Centre in April. 

One fellow job seeker said at the time: ‘Michaella didn’t look happy to be joining the dole queue.

Topping up the tan: Michaella flicked her long blonde hair behind her shoulders 

Topping up the tan: Michaella flicked her long blonde hair behind her shoulders 

Topping up the tan: Michaella flicked her long blonde hair behind her shoulders 

Beach stroll: The Belfast native looked out across the sea as she walked through the surf

Beach stroll: The Belfast native looked out across the sea as she walked through the surf

Beach stroll: The Belfast native looked out across the sea as she walked through the surf

Turning heads: Michaella caught the eye of two toned young men as she walked past

Turning heads: Michaella caught the eye of two toned young men as she walked past

Turning heads: Michaella caught the eye of two toned young men as she walked past

Michaella and her fellow mule Melissa Reid (front) attending a hearing in Lima four years ago 

Michaella and her fellow mule Melissa Reid (front) attending a hearing in Lima four years ago 

Michaella and her fellow mule Melissa Reid (front) attending a hearing in Lima four years ago 

‘I was surprised to see her there after all the photos of her enjoying herself on holidays abroad.’

Over the last few months, Michaella has been spotted living it up in party centres Ibiza and Marbella enjoying sun, sea and cocktails. 

How the former drugs smuggler has funded her holidays is unclear, but she has been linked to a number of potentially lucrative opportunities.

It has been reported that she has been offered a £250,000 tell all book deal detailing her criminal exploits and time behind bars in Lima.

Taking a dip: McCollum cooled down in the sea after sunning herself on the sand

Taking a dip: McCollum cooled down in the sea after sunning herself on the sand

Taking a dip: McCollum cooled down in the sea after sunning herself on the sand

Not a hair out of place: Michaella made sure to keep her long locks dry as she went into the sea

Not a hair out of place: Michaella made sure to keep her long locks dry as she went into the sea

Michaella McCollum

Michaella McCollum

Not a hair out of place: Michaella made sure to keep her long locks dry as she went into the sea

A lot on her mind: McCollum looked deep in thought as she dipped her toes into the sea

A lot on her mind: McCollum looked deep in thought as she dipped her toes into the sea

A lot on her mind: McCollum looked deep in thought as she dipped her toes into the sea

And rumours suggest she hopes to use her notoriety to kickstart a reality TV career, but claims she was being considered for Celebrity Big Brother were denied by the show’s makers.

Originally from County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, McCollum could expect to receive €69-a-week Jobseeker’s Allowance.

Four years ago she and friend Melissa Reid were caught trying to smuggle £1.5million worth of cocaine to Europe and McCollum has certainly been making the most of her newfound freedom.

The beach lover recently signed up for the dole amid claims she is set to appear on Celebrity Big Brother, having spent time on the beach in Ibiza and Marbella, Spain, in recent months.

Jet-set life: The 24-year-old has been spotted enjoying a number of beach breaks this year

Jet-set life: The 24-year-old has been spotted enjoying a number of beach breaks this year

Michaella McCollum

Michaella McCollum

Jet-set life: The 24-year-old has been spotted enjoying a number of beach breaks this year

Summer sun: McCollum joined other holidaymakers on the beach in Mallorca, Spain 

Summer sun: McCollum joined other holidaymakers on the beach in Mallorca, Spain 

Summer sun: McCollum joined other holidaymakers on the beach in Mallorca, Spain 

It is a stark contrast to Reid, who has landed a charity job at Citizens Advice.

Reid applied for a job at the charity after she was released from the South American jail last June.

McCollum, by contrast, has been accused of capitalising on her notoriety, and in May it emerged she has signed with a talent agency.

New ink: The cut of the white swimsuit offered a glimpse of the new tattoo on her rib cage 

New ink: The cut of the white swimsuit offered a glimpse of the new tattoo on her rib cage 

New ink: The cut of the white swimsuit offered a glimpse of the new tattoo on her rib cage 

Beach stroll: McCollum took a break from sunbathing to explore more of the beach

Beach stroll: McCollum took a break from sunbathing to explore more of the beach

Beach stroll: McCollum took a break from sunbathing to explore more of the beach

She is rumoured to have been offered a £250,000 book deal.

The two were sentenced to spend six years and eight months inside a grim jail in Lima, after they were caught trying to smuggle the huge quantity of cocaine.

The ex-convict was released on parole last March after serving less than half of her sentence but initially had to stay in Peru, where she carried out voluntary work until August when she flew back to Belfast. 

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