The Malta Independent 28 June 2022, Tuesday

Getting to know Graziella Attard Previ

Stephen Calleja Sunday, 15 May 2022, 11:00 Last update: about 2 months ago

Graziella Attard Previ was elected to Parliament from the tenth district, in a casual election to fill the seat vacated by Mark Anthony Sammut.

A former Sliema deputy mayor, Attard Previ tells us about her passion for Formula 1, and fondly remembers her younger days with friends.

She enjoys going abroad and says that, in her younger days, she wanted to become a pharmacist.


What was the last book you read?

Shuggie Bain

Who is your favourite author?

Wayne Dyer

What was the last film you watched?

The Bombardment

Which film have you seen multiple times and enjoyed every time you saw it?

The Bodyguard

Who is your favourite actor/actress?

Julia Roberts and Ryan Reynolds

What is your favourite TV series?

Formula 1… Drive to Survive

What is your favourite game or sport to watch and play?

Formula 1

Which team do you support?


Which song would you sing at a karaoke night?


Who is your favourite singer/band?

Queen and Ed Sheeran


Which show/event would you like to attend/have attended?   

Formula 1 race and visit to the pit stops

What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?

A radio, books and my pillow

Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?


What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?

I am very traditional and bland in my eating

What is that one thing you could not go a day without?

Fresh air… open window/door

Do you check your horoscope?


What age would you choose if you could be one age forever?


What invention would you erase from history?

Nuclear weapons

Would you like to know the day when you will die?

Yes and no



What's your favourite animal?


What's your favourite type of foreign food? 


What is your favourite hobby?

Going abroad

What's your favourite season?


What's your favourite ice cream topping?


What's your favourite board game?


What is your favourite pizza?

Parma ham and rucola

What is your favourite colour?


What is your favourite pasta dish?


What is your favourite cartoon show?

The Flintstones


What did you like to do most during the summer holidays?

Going to the beach, swimming with friends

What career did you see yourself in when you were young?


What is your best childhood memory?

Playing in the streets with other children in the neighbourhood

Did you learn how to ride a bike?


Who was your super hero?

My mum

What subject did you excel in at school?


What subject did you dislike the most in school?


Was there some family tradition that was never missed?

Saturday evening visiting my maternal grandmother

What are the best values you owe to your parents?

Honesty, respect, humility, sensitivity, diligence, responsibility, perseverance


What would you change about yourself if you could?

Be less sensitive

What really makes you angry?


Is your glass half full or half empty?

Definitely half full

Are you a sore loser?

Only momentarily, I tend to quickly shift focus on the other several blessings that I have

What is your biggest regret?

I don’t have

What’s the first thing you look for in a partner and/or friend?


What is your greatest fear?

Losing members of my family

What is your life motto?

Whatever you choose to do in life, do it with passion!

Treat everyone with respect!

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

Quick to spark, but quicker to cool down

What's one thing that can instantly make your day better?

The sun on my face


If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you do or buy?

A good holiday with my children and family

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?

The Pope, Angela Merkel, Stephen Hawking, Princess Diana.

If you could bring one person back from the dead who’d it be?

My uncle

If you could time travel, when and where would you go?

During Jesus’ time, in Jerusalem to meet him and be near him

If you could relive one moment in your life, which would it be?

The moment I first saw and held my children in my arms.

If you could live anywhere outside Malta, where would it be?


If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?


If you could know the truth behind a secret or mystery, which would it be?

What kind of life is there after death?

If you could eliminate one of the seven deadly sins, which one would it be?


If you had to be given a superpower, what would you choose?

To eradicate poverty


Coffee or tea?


Walk or swim?


Summer or winter?


Italy or England?


Restaurant or delivery?


Early bird or night owl?

Night owl

Fish or meat?


Mobile phone or TV?


Black or white?


Film or TV series?



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