“Fix it Friday” is not a contest, but a chance to learn and see from others their editing techniques.
Here’s what I did to the photo using CS4:
Nik Dfine 2.0 100% MCP Under Exposure Fixer ran TWICE at 100% Slight Curves S
Channel Mixer – Color Pop (learned from recent tutorial here) each channel @ 130%
MCP Sharp People 35% and masked the skin to keep it as smooth as possible since there is a lot of noise in this pic
Cropped 10x8 and ran MCP Burnt Edges Low Resolution 50%