Revealed: The woman at the centre of crooning Irish Euro fans hearts

A young French woman has spoken out after she found herself at the heart of a mob of Irish football fans - who serenaded her with love songs. Mail Online can reveal the woman in the video is Carla Roméra, who works as a lifeguard in her native France.

Hundreds of Irish supporters were captured on camera circling Ms Roméra, following the Ireland-Belgium Euro 2016 game in Bordeaux on Saturday.
And the fans were so smitten with the young lifeguard they serenaded her - in a video that soon went viral, amassing more than one million hits in hours.

Miss Roméra confirmed she was the young woman at the centre of their affection, and said the experience was "magical".
"I want to say that I am very proud of the Irish, it was a magical time filled with kindness and joy," Miss Roméra told Mail Online.

Carla Romera, a lifeguard who lives in France, was at the centre of attention in the clip which amassed millions of views. Photo / Supplied
Carla Romera, a lifeguard who lives in France, was at the centre of attention in the clip which amassed millions of views. Photo / Supplied

The swaying crowds were filmed singing Can't Take My Eyes Off You and Hey Baby to Carla as she giggled coyly.
And at the end of the video, one love-struck man even managed to steal a kiss from Miss Roméra.

The men were in high spirits despite their defeat in Saturday's game, which saw Belgium beat Ireland 3-0.
The clip, recorded on a mobile phone, starts with the crowd singing the Frankie Valli lyrics: "You're just too good to be true, can't take my eyes off of you".
Several fans even get down on one knee and extend a heartfelt arm in tribute to her.
As the song hits the climactic chorus, Miss Roméra takes out her phone and starts filming the crooning crowd.

Miss Roméra can be seen covering her mouth and laughs as she slowly spins around to take in the spectacle. Then the crowd starts shushing as murmurs of 'speech, speech' are heard - but the sports lovers change their minds and instead launch into a lively rendition of DJ Otzi's 2000 pop hit Hey Baby.

One of the men even swoops in to give her a quick kiss on the cheek.
The crowd then start whooping in anticipation as she prepares to kiss the guy standing opposite her. Miss Roméra turns to speak to her friend in French - then turns back and pecks the man on the cheek, as the crowd erupts in cheers around them.
The footage was uploaded on Facebook on Saturday and has been viewed more than one million times.

One viewer commented: 'This is brilliant', while another added: 'Such a beautiful ending!'
The Irish supporters were clearly in jubilant spirits, and were also filmed serenading the French gendarmes. A video showed hundreds of dancing fans singing the Pet Shop Boys' hit Go West, but replacing the chorus with "stand up for the French police".

- Daily Mail

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