Leslie returns to Australia

The catwalk model spoke for less than 30 seconds to waiting media after arriving in Sydney, fuelling speculation she may have stitched up a deal to sell her story.

It is up to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions to decide whether Leslie should forfeit any money she might make from selling her story.

Tuesday’s brief media conference was abruptly halted when Leslie refused to respond to questions about suggestions that her conversion to Islam was a sham.

Leslie was freed from Kerobokan prison on the island of Bali on Saturday after serving three months behind bars following the discovery of two ecstasy tablets in her handbag.

The 24-year-old beauty arrived on Qantas flight QF6 from Singapore which touched down in Sydney at 6.40am (AEDT) Tuesday.

Dressed in blue jeans and a black jacket, the model told waiting media she was “tired and exhausted” and would only say a few words.

“The events of the last few months have just really turned my life upside down,” Leslie told reporters.

“I’m so happy to be home and see my family and (boyfriend) Scott (Sutton) and my friends.”

Leslie, flanked by her family’s spokesman Sean Mulcahy, thanked those who had stood by her over the past three months.

“I’d like to thank everybody that stood by me and supported me while I’ve been away.

She ended with “thank you,” and refused to take questions.

Following the press conference, Leslie was pursued by a jostling media scrum in which the model lost one of her shoes.

She then got into the first of three waiting black BMWs which left in a procession.

It is expected she will head to Sydney’s northern beaches, where she will be reunited with family and friends.