VENEZUELAN leader Hugo Chavez has given an interview to supermodel Naomi Campbell in which he claims George Bush is out to kill him, hails Fidel Castro as a fashion icon and declares that the Duchess of Cornwall is not very good looking.
Campbell was granted an audience with the controversial politician for GQ magazine, where she has a new role as contributing editor.
Mr Chavez described the US government as "genocidal" and US President George Bush as "completely crazy".
But in a wide-ranging interview, Campbell also found time to quiz the leftwing leader on sartorial matters.
Required to name "the most stylish world leader", Mr Chavez replied: "Fidel, of course! His uniform is impeccable. His boots are polished, his beard is elegant."
Campbell also asked Mr Chavez if he knew the Spice Girls.
"I have memories of them. I know the Queen of England, though. I sent her a present. Coming down from BuckinghamPalace, I gave her a coin with her face on it," he said.
Mr Chavez was keen to find out more about the Royal Family, asking Campbell: "Do you know Prince Charles?"
When she replied that she had met him and had known Diana, Princess of Wales, Mr Chavez declared: "I like the Prince. …