Mariah Carey loves British men.
The ‘Touch My Body’ singer – who is divorced from record executive Tommy Mottola – prefers the “suaveness” of UK men, and revealed an unlikely crush.
She told Britain’s New! magazine: “I adore British men – and I rather fancy Prince Charles. He is suave, educated and is a great role model.”
The 38-year-old singer also said she was impressed with former ‘Pop Idol’ star Darius Danesh’s role as Rhett Butler in new London musical ‘Gone With The Wind’.
She said: “Darius is a great-looking guy. I liked him a lot.”
Mariah has been romantically linked to Latino singer Luis Miguel and baseball player Derek Jeter, while Darius is engaged to US actress Natasha Henstridge.
Mariah recently revealed she finds it hard to trust men, because she doesn’t know who is genuine and who just wants to be part of the Mariah circus.
She said: “You don’t know who is here for the glamour, for the gossip factor. You really just want to know that somebody loves you for you. Sometimes you feel like an ATM machine with a wig on it.”
Darius Danesh only took the role of Rhett Butler in after receiving a “moving, touching” letter from producer Trevor Nunn.
The singer – who shot to fame when he starred on ‘Pop Idol’ in 2001 – will play the role made famous by Clark Gable in the 1939 film in the new musical production from April 22, but had to be persuaded to take on the challenge.
Darius said: “I thought they would get a big name to open the show, someone like Ewan McGregor in ‘Guys and Dolls’. So I was taken aback when I got the call. Trevor wrote me this beautiful letter asking me to be Rhett. It was the most moving, articulate, touching letter that I have ever received. He blew me away.”
Darius also said despite living in Los Angeles for the past few years, he has not adopted any of their habits, and still thinks of himself as a true Scotsman.
He added: “I’m Scottish through and through. It comes from my mother.”
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