THE topless British backpacker who posed for photos on top of a Malaysian mountain apologised for her 'foolish behaviour' outside her home in Draycott this morning.
Eleanor Hawkins, 23, returned home after a long and exhausting trip from local Kota Kinabalu airport, where she was booed and jeered before boarding the plane.
Returning on a flight to Heathrow, she was flanked by parents Tim and Ruth who were concerned over her wellbeing but admitted that the Malaysian authorities had 'appropriately' and 'fairly judged' Eleanor's case.
The aeronautical engineering graduate from Derbyshire said: "I know my behaviour was foolish and I know how much offence we all caused to the local people of Sabah. For that, I am truly sorry."
"I am truly sorry," Eleanor Hawkins.
She spent three days in a Malaysian prison and was ordered to pay £860 after pleading guilty to “committing an obscene act in public”.
Eleanor was one of 10 Westerners who disrespectfully stripped off for photos at the top of Mount Kinabalu. Angry locals wanted to lock her up for three months and blamed the group’s ¬behaviour for the Malaysian earthquake that reached killed 18.
Some of the offenders are thought to have urinated on the site during the incident, which further offended locals.