The ‘most popular athlete in the world’ is Cristiano Ronaldo, and it’s not even remotely close. With 103.5 million Facebook fans (, Cristiano Ronaldo’s popularity means he’s forced to do a lot of things most regular athletes (and celebrities) would never have to consider. Case in point: Cristiano Ronaldo pays a hairstylist to travel once a month to the wax museum in Portugal where his likeness resides and brush the (real) hair of his wax statue.
Real hair? Real hair. That sweet lettuce and flow on Cristiano Ronaldo’s wax statue is real human hair that comes from India (not a wig). And he pays the hairstylist to go to to the Museo de Cera once a month to ensure that a) the hair style of his wax statue is up to date with his own hair style, and b) make sure he looks damn good.
And look damn good he does.
The Real Madrid star, who has a museum named after himself in Portugal, has had his waxwork on display at the Museo de Cera since December 2013.
And now a member of Madrid’s wax museum has told a Spanish radio station that the Ballon d’Or winner sends his own hair stylist along to maintain the figure.
“Cristiano told us to be sure his figure was perfect,” Gonzalo Presa told Cadena Ser Catalunya.
“He sent his own hairstylist to brush his figure once a month. Cristiano’s hair is natural. It is not a wig and it comes from India.”
Like I said, when you’re the world’s most popular athlete you find yourself doing stuff that no regular person could ever fathom. But just how popular is Cristiano Ronaldo compared to the other top athletes in the world? Here’s a chart from Business Insider:
I guess when you’re almost TWICE as popular as David Beckham, nearly four times as popular as Michael Jordan, and almost SIX TIMES as popular as Rafael Nadal it pays to have your wax figure look good.
Meanwhile I feel like a goddamn sultan paying someone to do my laundry here in NYC….