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'Why do people care about my appearance?' - Lara Stone

Published 12/03/2014 | 09:38

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 04:  Lara Stone attends the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2012 at The Royal Opera House on September 4, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
Lara Stone

Lara Stone finds it “strange” that people comment on her appearance.

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The 30-year-old model is known for her distinct gap-tooth smile and stunning figure, which she has shown off for the likes of Calvin Klein.

On a website which lists reasons why models are famous, Lara’s profile simply reads "body, breasts, teeth”. While she finds it flattering, the fashion star still can’t get her head around the attention focused towards her.

“Well, they're right… But I'd put it in the reverse order: teeth, boobs, body," she laughed to Harper’s Bazaar magazine.

"I think it's strange for people to talk endlessly about this stuff. I've seen bigger gaps than mine, for the record. And bigger boobs. They're just there. What else is there to say?"

Lara grew up in the small town of Mierlo in Holland and describes her childhood as “relaxed and perfect”. However, as she got older the blonde beauty began to break the rules of fashion, resulting in her getting expelled from school at 16.

"I wore crop tops and miniskirts, and all I would do is put on make-up. They threatened to kick me out every week and in the end my mother got sick of them calling her and said if they threatened one more time, they'd better do it. So they did,” she remembered.


Lara also spoke out about her battle alcoholism. She checked into rehab in South Africa in 2009 to get back on track. She has been married to British comedian David Walliams since 2010 and together they have son Alfred.

"One day I woke up and thought, I can't live like this anymore. I've picked a lot of fights in my day. But no one ever wanted to hit me back,” Lara sighed.

"In my head I wasn't going to rehab. I was going there to not drink for a month - and then I'd come back and start drinking again. I thought it'd be a holiday, and I'd sit on the beach and chill. But once I got there it was a bit different. I had to talk about my feelings and play the bongos."

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