Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly makes sure that a mannequin of him that is housed in a Madrid wax museum is kept in tip-top condition by having hair imported in from India and a hairstylist groom it on a monthly basis.
The 30-year-old Real Madrid forward is firmly regarded as not only one of the Spanish behemoth’s best ever players, but one of the best soccer players to have graced a soccer field in the entire sport’s history.
And, according to the Mirror, Ronaldo makes sure that his visiting fans to Madrid’s wax museum are treated to a life-like replica of him by going to these extreme measures.
The aforementioned publication have reported that Gonzaol Presa, who is Museo de Cera’s communications director, told the Spanish radio show, Cadena Ser Catalunya, that since his likeness was erected at a Madrid wax museum back in December 2013 he has employed a hair stylist to visit and groom the specimen once a month. He does this in order to make sure that the Ronaldo wax mannequin looks exactly the same as he does.
“Cristiano told us to be sure his figure was perfect,” Presa explained. “He sent his own hairstylist to brush his figure once a month.”
Meanwhile Presa then added that Ronaldo makes sure that the hair on top of the mannequin’s head isn’t fake by importing natural locks in all the way from India.
“Cristiano’s hair is natural,” he explained. “It is not a wig and it comes from India.”
You can check out an image of the real Cristiano Ronaldo alongside his wax-mannequin below. The living Ronaldo is the one on right, just in case you weren’t able to tell.
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Over the weekend Cristiano Ronaldo notched his 30th goal of the season to become the first player in La Liga history to have achieved such a feat in five consecutive campaigns.
However it wasn’t enough to lead Ronaldo’s Real Madrid to victory as they were ultimately held to a 1-1 draw by Villarreal at the Bernabeu.
[Image via Daily Soo]