An article from The Telegraph @ telegraph.co.uk by Tamsin Blanchard :
” She had little interest in how she looked or what she wore when she was growing up. The woman whose thick glossy hair was to become worth millions of dollars to L’Oréal says that as a teenager she barely knew what a hairdryer was. She was born in Friesland, a rural province with a population of less than 650,000 and a lot of cows and windmills, and its own language. Kroes still likes to speak West Frisian, though obviously not when she’s shooting with Mario Testino. Her mother was a nurse, then a teacher, and her father is a psychotherapist. In the 1970s they were both champion speed skaters.
Kroes, 28, and her sister, Ren, 26, a nutritionist, were brought up in typically rustic Dutch style: skating, cycling and eating healthy food.
‘I biked to…
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