Donning a black lace bodice, fishnet tights and suspenders, tragic British backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung poses for a series of racy shots.
The revealing photos were taken earlier this month – just weeks before the 21-year-old was stabbed to death in an Australian hostel.
They emerged today amid reports that her alleged murderer ‘flipped’ and attacked her after hearing she had posed for glamour photos.
Smail Ayad, 29, is accused of being obsessed with the young woman, even telling other backpackers that they were both in love.
He is said to have knifed Mia to death after he heard of the racy photos and she rejected his advances, the Townsville Bulletin reports.
It is not clear whether the pictures that emerged today – taken at the Bedroom Lounge Bar in Queensland – were the ones that Ayad reportedly became angry over.
Mia, from Derbyshire, worked at the popular dance club in Surfers Paradise, which boasts leather booths, chandeliers and VIP bottle service.
Frenchman Ayad is accused of stabbing the young woman to death on Tuesday in front of dozens of horrified witnesses while shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’.
He also allegedly knifed another Brit, Tom Jackson, 30 – who is fighting for his life in hospital – and injured 12 police officers.
The incident occurred in the Home Hill area of Queensland that night.
Ayad was due to appear in court yesterday via video link, but police explained he would not be present because he had caused a ‘disturbance’ while in custody.
He was remanded in custody and his case has been adjourned until October 28.
Police previously said that they were investigating whether Ayad had an ‘obsession’ with Mia- who Tom bravely tried to help after she was attacked.
The young man received critical head injuries and police described his actions as ‘selfless’.
The Queensland Police Service tweeted on Friday morning local time: “The 30-year-old British man injured in the Home Hill attack remains in a critical condition in hospital.”
Another man – a 46-year-old named by a friend as Grant Scholz, who ran the hostel – received non-life threatening injuries and has since been released from hospital.
Superintendent Ray Rohweder of Queensland Police said there was an indication that Ayad had taken cannabis on Tuesday evening.
Police have confirmed he shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ during the attack but said there is no indication that radicalisation or political motives were involved.
Mia had been travelling for around a year at the time of her alleged murder. A post-mortem examination found her cause of death to be multiple stab wounds.
The victim’s distraught mother Rosie Ayliffe paid tribute to her daughter in a statement, saying she was an ‘amazing young woman with an adventurous spirit’.
British High Commissioner to Australia Menna Rawlings is in Home Hill to provide support to Britons involved in the attack.
In a video she posted on Twitter she praised the Queensland Police Service for their response to the incident and the follow-up support they were providing everyone involved.
She said: “The family and friends of all the victims of the attack, and all those affected – I wanted to offer my deepest condolences as well.”