Lara Stone`s wild past included a stint in rehab

Last Updated: Oct 29, 2010, 18:37 PM IST

London: Lara Stone, hailed as one of the most in-demand models on the planet, has boasted about her wild past, which included boozing, fighting and stint in rehab.

With her curvy, sensual figure and gap-toothed smile, it`s easy to see why top designers overlook her debauched past - and why comedian David Walliams wasted no time in asking for her hand in marriage.

"I`ve started many of them, but no one ever hits me back. I used to love slapping people in the face when I was drunk. I thought it was really funny, so I did a lot of that. I`d pick fights with doormen and bouncers a lot. But nobody ever punched me back," the Mirror quoted her as saying.

It`s quite an admission and she confessed further that why she pushed one hapless model down the stairs.

"I kept saying ``Excuse me, excuse me,`` because I had to get to the catwalk, but she just kept posing. So I pushed her. It was only a few stairs," she said.

The Dutch model used to hit the party scene with gusto, normally clutching a vodka and soda.

"It used to be whiskey for a very long time but I kept having blackouts so I switched," she says.

The supermodel also talked about her stint in rehab.

"I Googled a bunch of places and I found this one in Cape Town, South Africa, called Stepping Stones. I stayed there for a month. It was really difficult, lots of talking and crying," she said.

Recently, Lara has won damages from a magazine and a US photographer and decided to donate all the money to Great Ormond Street children’s hospital.

ANI