Schapelle Corby as The Bachelorette? Thousands of people want it

A Facebook page has been set up as a petition to make notorious drug smuggler Schapelle Corby star of the next The Bachelorette Australia.

The 41-year-old was convicted of importing cannabis into Bali in 2005, before being deported to Australia in 2017 after serving time in prison.

Corby has released a pop song and parodied her arrest on Instagram since - now over 2500 Facebook users want her on their televisions.

"The Bachelorette needs to represent the true everyday woman. A woman that knows the ups and downs of world travel," the Facebook page states.

"A woman that is independent, strong and isn't afraid of getting her hands dirty. A woman that has experience in risk being small business ownernship with an entrepreneurial spirit.

"A woman that is... Schapelle Corby".

In recent years, Australian versions of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have raised a lot of publicity by starring famous people in the lead roles, including singer Sophie Monk and rugby player Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins.

Channel Ten, which broadcasts the shows, does not appear to have responded to calls for Corby to become the next Bachelorette.

The current season of The Bachelor Australia is screening in New Zealand on Bravo.


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