Posing for the cameras in the Ibiza sun, Chloe Ayling had no idea what was about to befall her.
The 20-year-old sizzled in a plunging metallic swimsuit with a low-cut neckline that flaunted her ample cleavage, slender waist and hour-glass curves.
Just weeks later in Milan she was lured to a fake photo shoot, drugged, handcuffed and loaded into a car boot before being held held to ransom for six days in a terrifying ordeal.
The shoot taken in June is one of glamour model Ayling’s last before the Black Death crime syndicate threatened to sell her on the dark web unless paid £230,000 before releasing her ‘because she is a mother.’
The shoot includes photos of her frolicking in a swimming pool and posing with a water pistol and next to some foliage.
They emerged alongside pictures of the inside of the remote Italian hideaway where Ayling was kept by her suspected captor Lukasz Herba.
They show the bedroom where Ayling slept alongside her captor and the 65-square-feet kitchen where they shared meals.
The ‘stone cottage’, in the quiet mountain village of Borgial, was featured in an advert offering space for eight to ten people and homely features including a ‘wood-burning fireplace’.
It was advertised for rent on a ‘monthly or monthly consecutive’ basis for a nature-inclined break featuring ‘hiking and outdoor sports’.
The remote house was Ayling’s prison as a gang tried to auction her for sex online unless her modelling agency paid a £270,000 ransom.
The photos emerge as her stripper friend claims the model is using attention from her kidnapping on 11 July to land a slot on Celebrity Big Brother.
Biannca Lake told the Daily Star: ‘I told her what happened with me. I auditioned for Big Brother five times, then I did this documentary where I said I’d slept with over 300 men.
‘Then Big Brother contacted me and put me in. She knows this – if you get in the press, you’ll get on Big Brother. That is her dream gig.’
‘She knows this – if you get in the press, you’ll get on Big Brother. That is her dream gig, she just wants to be famous. She wants that or Love Island, because a lot of people work across both shows.’
But Lake said Ayling would be ‘boring’ to watch because she is quiet won’t ‘put on a front’.
Since being repatriated after her kidnappers released her, Ayling has already taken bookings for topless photoshoots and signed a deal with celebrity agency Kruger Crowne who will arrange for her to do after-dinner speeches for £2,000 each.
Her ex-boyfriend, the father of her child who Ayling hasn’t seen since returning, said ‘she just loves the camera’ and her former agent Carla Bellucci said ‘she’s always been looking for fame.’
It emerged last night that three of Ayling’s friends were asked to contribute to her £230,000 ransom.
A porn baron, celebrity agent and former lover are believed to have been named in a letter from her kidnappers in Italy to her modelling agency as men who could pay £50,000 each to help set her free.
One of those mentioned was agent Dave Read who represents celebrities including Joey Essex through his company Neon Management.
He yesterday told MailOnline: ‘I have met Chloe in the past on modelling shoots, and through one of my clients, who is a friend of hers.
‘Three weeks ago, I was contacted by the Metropolitan Police, who told me that she had been kidnapped and asked to meet me.
‘When I did, they explained that an email had been sent from her kidnapper to her model agency, in which I was named as someone who might help with money.
‘I told the police everything I knew – which was not much.
‘At that stage I understood that Chloe was still in danger, so I kept the meeting with the police secret, as the officers had asked me to.
‘I was never contacted by Chloe or her kidnapper about money, and the next I heard about it was the news that she had been found.’
Ayling says she was lured to a fake photo shoot, drugged, handcuffed and loaded into a car boot in Milan before being driven 120 miles to a farmhouse in Turin where she was kept for six days.
The organisation behind her capture, known as Black Death, then performed a u-turn and took her back to Milan, warning in a letter she would be ‘eliminated’ if she went to the police or spoke negatively about them before releasing her ‘because she was a mother’.
As questions mounted over the kidnapping, villagers in the Italian Alps where Chloe Ayling was held hostage last night wondered why the model didn’t ask for help.
Residents of quiet Borgial where just a handful of homes lie, say they thought the model and her kidnapper Lukasz Herba were a couple when she arrived with him last month.
They have also claimed they saw Herba walk around on his own, getting pizza from a local takeaway, and questioned ‘what kind of kidnap’ it was when the victim was walking through the village.
Cesare Prati who rented the white house to Mr Herba for €300 for 20 days, told iNews: ‘The whole affair seems strange – I heard from friends she was going round the village. What kind of kidnap is that?
‘In Viu there’s police and carabinieri, it’s full of people. Why didn’t she ask for help, I don’t understand.’
One investigator said that the model thought Herba was the one who would free her, so she continued to trust him, but admitted there were holes in her story.
Earlier this week the MailOnline revealed the model went shoe shopping with her abductor.
Ms Ayling had also previously met her kidnapper, Polish odd-job man Lukasz Herba, during a business trip to Paris earlier this year, a friend has revealed.
Herba, 30, later paid her agent cash for the 20-year-old model to fly out to Milan for the fake photo-shoot where she was injected with horse-tranquilizer ketamine, forced into a suitcase and chained to furniture for six days.
She was finally released on July 15 when Herba accompanied her to the British consulate in Milan after claiming the Black Death white slavery gang had kidnapped her by mistake because she was a mother.
A close friend of Miss Ayling told MailOnline: ‘I can’t say too much because Chloe is being debriefed by British police and the Foreign Office, but she did know the man who kidnapped her.
‘She met him in April on a photo shoot she had been on in Paris.
‘He then called her agency and booked her for the photo shoot in Milan. He specifically asked for her.
‘He seemed genuine. He sent previous examples of his work and paid in advance.’
The source added: ‘During the kidnapping Chloe lost her shoes. He took her to buy some new ones during her ordeal.’
The model claimed she was lured to a fake photoshoot and ambushed by two men. She said she dropped her phone and wallet and couldn’t breathe when one of her kidnappers, wearing black gloves, grabbed her neck from behind and put his other hand over her mouth to stop her screaming.
One of them injected her with the horse tranquilizer ketamine moments before she stepped into the photographic studio in Milan, she added.
In an extraordinary 3,500 word statement made to Italian Police and obtained by MailOnline, Miss Ayling said: ‘When I entered the studio I had in my right hand my wallet and iPhone, and with the other I was pulling my luggage.
‘The door closed and before I could go in, a person from behind put a hand on my neck and one over my mouth, keeping me from screaming. On both hands the person wore black gloves.
‘Another person came from behind me [and] put himself in front of me facing me.
‘This second person had a black ski mask [on] that allowed a person to only see the eyes and the mouth. He was of average height, athletic build, muscular, and he also was wearing black gloves. He wore dark clothing with long sleeves.
‘The man behind me kept holding me forcing me to keep my head up, while the one in front of me injected me in the front forearm.
‘I don’t remember how he was able to uncover my arm, considering that when I entered the place I had on a waist [length] leather jacket with long sleeves that was pink.
‘In the meantime I felt like I was not getting enough air because the guy behind me was preventing me from breathing adequately.
‘Neither of them said anything to me, nor did they speak to one another.’
Herba chained the young model to furniture and demanded a £270,000 ransom for her release – and threatened to sell her as a sex slave to the Russian mafia.
Miss Ayling told police she fended off his advances by promising Herba to have sex with him she her ordeal was over.
Herba denies the offences and will appear in court in Milan in September.
From Daily Mail