However, her photoshoot with a tabloid newspaper was cancelled after she hired celebrity agent Mark Cowne, whose clients include Desmond Tutu, Sir Bob Geldof, Alan Yentob and Claudia Schiffer among a host of others.
Her former agent Phil Green, who kidnappers had contacted and demanding a ransom of $300,000 (£270,000), said that he was “shell shocked” and had been unable to contact Miss Ayling.
But he also dismissed speculation that she had any involvement in the kidnapping, saying: “I would certainly defend her by saying first of all that we had a flight home booked and she had paid for her own flight to fly to Ibiza the next evening.
“But the third thing that completely blows that out of the water is that she would never agree to having her photograph taken without her being completely made up, and instead a photograph was taken of her and put out when she was drugged and completely unconscious. She certainly would never have agreed to that. “