passion & pain
10 Years Younger in 10 Days, PG Channel 7, Tuesday, 9.30pm Makeover show Duration: 30 minutes the years that got away. The show’s makeover teams work on everything from fitness to fashion, dental work and diet, cosmetic procedures and treatments. Before the makeover, however, Kruger, 43, sends the couple out on to the street so people can guess their age.
‘‘When we put the call out for people to come on the show, many said they felt old beyond their years and that they looked older than they felt,’’ Kruger says.
‘‘When we take them out for the public to guess their age (premakeover), that’s really quite confronting for them.
‘‘One guy we had was about 40 and someone guessed his age as 63 and he got angry about that.
‘‘It’s the sort of show I would watch. My passion, apart from fashion and beauty, is live TV, and I’m flattered the network has given me the opportunity to do the show.’’
Kruger has joked that her secret to looking and feeling healthy is plenty of emergency liposuction and laxatives, but the truth is that genetics, years of professional dancing and exercise have played their part in ensuring she remains a picture of physical fitness.
She’s happy to admit she’s dabbled in cosmetic procedures — microdermabrasions, intense pulsed light therapy, cosmetic dentistry and Botox injections.
‘‘Women are quite upfront about wanting to look younger,’’ Kruger says. ‘‘I think you have to try these things. Well, if you want to, and if they make you feel better about how you look or feel, then why not?’’
Kruger says she first tried Botox about 12 years ago when she began working as an entertainment reporter on Channel 7’s 11AM.
‘‘They asked me if I wanted to give it a shot . . . and I said, ‘What the hell’,’’ Kruger says.
‘‘Making this show has really opened my eyes to what is available.’’