A ransom email sent out by model Chloe Ayling's captors claimed the ordeal would 'kickstart her career', it has emerged.
The 20-year-old's agent received the demand for £50,000 - and was reassured that Miss Ayling would have no problem paying the money back in future.
She has told prosecutors in Italy how she was lured to a fake assignment in Milan then drugged, kidnapped, and held hostage by masked men to be sold as a sex slave in an internet auction.
Chloe Ayling has told prosecutors in Italy how she was lured to a fake assignment in Milan then drugged, kidnapped, and held hostage by masked men to be sold as a sex slave in an internet auction
Lukasz Herba, photographed by police after being arrested over the kidnapping of glamour model Chloe Ayling
According to The Sun, Miss Ayling's kidnappers told her agent to get in touch with three businessman to raise the money for her ransom.
The demand said: 'I am sure that this experience properly exposed to the media will kickstart her career. She will be very comfortable in giving money back.'
In an exclusive interview with The Mail on Sunday, the 20-year-old tells, in her own words, the dramatic story of her capture and release that has made headlines around the world.
Chloe was jumped by men in masks who inject her with ketamine before stripping her to her underwear and photographing her. The picture, above, was emailed to her agent and used to advertise her ‘for sale’ on the dark web
Held for six nights in a remote Italian farmhouse, the model was finally freed when her alleged captor Lukasz Herba, 30, a Polish national living in Oldbury, West Midlands, took her to the British Consulate in Milan.
Prosecutors in Milan believe she may be shielding her captor after forming a bond with him.
A source told The People: 'One theory is that Chloe, whom we believe was terrified at the outset, began to trust him once she realised he didn't want to hurt her.'
She is now home at Coulsdon, in the London borough of Croydon, while Herba awaits trial.
Her agent, Phil Green, was told that his client was being held by a notorious gang named Black Death. It is alleged that they planned to sell her on the Dark Web.
It is thought that a photo shoot taken weeks before in Ibiza could have brought her to the attention of her kidnappers.
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'.
These pictures show the inside of the remote Italian hideaway where British model Chloe Ayling was kept as a 'hostage' for six days, including the bedroom where they slept alongside each other
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. Left: A corridor. Right: The bathroom
Posing for the cameras in her final photo shoot before her kidnapping, Chloe Ayling had no idea what was about to befall her
Running one hand through her hair, Ayling covered her breasts with the other as she posed
This image taken before her kidnapping shows Chloe Ayling posing with a water pistol
Ayling also posed in a bikini that flaunted her slender waist as she flashed some underboob
The organisation behind her capture, known as Black Death, warned Ayling would be 'eliminated' if she went to the police
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 a 'wood-burning fireplace' and space for eight to ten people. Pictured: The kitchen
The cottage was advertised for rent on a 'monthly or monthly consecutive' basis for a nature-inclined break featuring 'hiking and outdoor sports'
The prime suspect in the case is Polish odd-job man Lukasz Herba, who moved to the UK several years ago
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.
Ayling sported a red Adidas tracksuit that hugged her sensational frame as she posed in the shoot
In other photos she frolics in a swimming pool and poses with a water pistol and next to some foliage
Final poses: The shoot taken in June is one of Ayling's last before her kidnapping
Striking a pose: Ayling held some foliage as she posed for the cameras in a skimpy bikini
Relaxing: This photo shows Ayling chilling out in a swimming pool as part of the glamour shoot
All smiles: Posing for the cameras, Ayling had no idea the fate that was about to befall her
It emerged last night that three of Ayling's friends were asked to contribute to her £230,000 ransom
The 20-year-old Brit posed with a water pistol by the side of the pool for the shoot in Ibiza
Standing next to some palm trees and tilting her head to the left, the model looked into the distance
Ayling also used several props in her shoot including, bizarrely, a pink plastic flamingo
Ayling says she was lured to a fake photo shoot, drugged, handcuffed and loaded into a car boot in Milan
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.'
The photos emerge as her stripper friend (right) claims the model is using attention from her kidnapping by the Black Death crime syndicate to land a slot on Celebrity Big Brother
The village of Borgial and the house where Ms Ayling was taken after she claimed to have been kidnapped
'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