Model Helena Christensen is used to wild nights on the town, but when it came to staying in an eco-hotel with tyres on the walls, the glamorous catwalk queen was not amused.
In fairness, it was more the state of toilets than the tyres, exhausts and plastic bottles on the walls that put the environmentalist model off staying at the Trash Hotel in Rome.
Christensen, 41, was the first guest at the new hotel, which has been built out of rubbish found on beaches across Europe as part of Corona’s Save The Beach Campaign.
However, she told reporters: “I am not too squeamish but I couldn’t stomach a Portaloo when nature called. I was the first guest to check in.
“The bed was made from wood and bits of concrete, the walls covered with an exhaust, tyres, plastic bottles and other rubbish that people had left behind on beaches.
“There were only five rooms so it was very friendly. I am disgusted by the way people drop rubbish all over our beautiful beaches. But I bailed out in the early hours when I saw the toilet.”
The model added: “I hope I’ve made my point but I didn’t want to start training for festival toilets. I’d rather go behind a tree than in a Portaloo – they’re horrible.”
Denna Bowman, Head Office