Much Music Awards

September 24, 1999 from BBC

geri looking quite yummy


I need a man, says Geri

Pop star Geri Halliwell was back to her shocking best at a music awards
ceremony in Canada when she declared: "I need a man."

As she presented the award for Best Video Director to Alanis Morissette, she
added: "If only I could find a nice Canadian man to fertilise my eggs."

The former Spice Girl, who was dressed in a plunging scarlet gown slit to
the hip at Thursday night's MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, is no
stranger to controversy.

Last June, Catholic church leaders in the Philippines condemned as "immoral"
her first engagement as a United Nations Population Fund goodwill
ambassador, promoting safe sex and wider use of condoms.

They were also upset by her Look At Me video in which she appeared dressed
as a nun.

The previous month she turned the airwaves blue on Zoe Ball's Radio 1
Breakfast Show when she told listeners to swear at their bosses - spelling
out the f-word rather than saying it, adding: "Sorry, I didn't quite swear."

Last March anti-smoking campaigners were fuming at Geri after she was
pictured smoking - even though she campaigns on behalf of cancer charities.

She also famously pinched Prince Charles' bottom on her first meeting,
telling him he was "very sexy".

And she had the following exchange with Nelson Mandela in November 1997
after she'd told him he was her hero.

Mandela: "You're just being kind to an old man."

Geri: "You're as young as the girl you feel - and I'm 25."