London, Jan 20 (UNI) Her spirited romance with the French President notwithstanding, former supermodel Carla Bruni has no love lost for France or the French people.
In a startling interview conducted not long before she met Nicolas Sarkozy, Carla made no bones about her feelings about the ''miserable'' and ''negative'' French people and the ''unbearably polluted'' Paris.
She even likened the 52-year-old French President-- who some reports claim she has secretly married-- to the pop star Prince and Napoleon Bonaparte, saying they were ''short men with attitude''.
She also claimed older men were ''immature'' in matters of the heart.
Despite living in France since she was five, Carla admitted she still considers herself Italian, the Daily Mail reported.
''I'm not French at all. I don't have a French passport I have an Italian passport,'' she said.
''I like to be Italian. I like the Italian temperament and I like Italian food. French people are in a bad mood for some reason, and Italian people are in a good mood.'' Comparing London with Paris, the highly paid model and folk singer said ''...in London you don't feel the pollution because there are so many parks. In Paris...it's really hard, really unbearable.'' She made no secret of her feelings about the French people, saying ''French people are always negative. They also are crazy about their own language, so every time there's something that's not in French, they get so mad about it.'' Carla left French writer Jean-Paul Enthoven for his married son Raphael. She has also had relationships with Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger and Donald Trump.
Asked if she would prefer marrying older men, Carla said ''They never get mature-- only age. They don't seem to have an evolution.
The older man is just older. He's not stronger.
And, asked if short men had more attitude than taller men, she said: ''Well there's something in that-- Napoleon, Sarkozy...'' UNI XC YA MIR KP1336