Rosmah Mansor today said she is attracted to macho men, compared to those with “soft skin.”
In fact, the wife of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said she does not understand why men nowadays prioritised beauty, “just like women.”
“Today, men want to take care of their skin, just like women. The cosmetics market is also flooded with products for men.
“Not only women want to be pretty, the men want to be handsome too. But I don’t understand why men want to be handsome.
“We like macho men, and not those with ‘soft skin’,” she told an audience of about 50 cosmetics and healthcare product entrepreneurs, in Kuala Lumpur this evening.
Najib was supposed to be the guest of honour for the event, but he could not attend as he had to chair a National Security Council meeting. He was represented by Rosmah.
Meanwhile, Rosmah said that contrary to popular belief that she controls Najib, she is in fact the one controlled by him.
She recounted that sometimes, when she felt under the weather after attending too many programmes, she was still required to represent Najib at functions.
“I am not supposed to be here. I was told that the guest of honour for this programme is the prime minister, who happens to be my husband. But he had to attend a meeting.
“So, he (Najib) told me to attend this function. So those who say that ‘Datuk’ (Najib) controls me, it’s not true, he is the one who controls me.
“Even when I tell him that I’m unwell, he tells me ‘I don’t care if you have coughs or a fever, you just show up in front of the audience’,” she said.
“I just ask (for people) to understand my life. You think it’s easy to be the wife of a leader? There are many challenges.
“I apologise if I’m late for today’s event. I had to take medicine to ease my coughs, I have not had not cough and fever for a long time,” she said.
Also present at the event were social media personalities Nursajat, Wak Doyok, Norman Hakim and his wife Memey Suhaiza.