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Obsessed Cristiano Ronaldo Fan Spends Thousands to Look Like His Idol

Star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has millions of fans all around the world, but none as dedicated as 17-year-old Shanta. The Danish teenager has spent thousands of dollars in a bid to emulate his idol.

For starters, Shanta goes by the last name ‘Ronaldo’. He copies the ex-Manchester United player’s fashion sense, wearing clothes as similar to Ronaldo’s as possible, buying all his football shirts and getting the same haircuts. He has also made five trips to Madrid this year alone, just to meet Real Madrid’s star.

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“My obsession for Cristiano is enormous,” said Shanta, whose fascination with Ronaldo started in 2009. “I’ve no idea how much I’ve spent emulating him it’s definitely in the thousands though. The reason I wanted to get a life like him is that he is rich, famous, and living the life. I’ve met him a couple of times and I can’t explain what a fantastic person he is.”

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“I waited every day at Valdebebas [where Real Madrid train] from 9am to 2pm just to see him,” Shanta added. He used his time very good for me where we spoke a lot. Now, he knows me it means every time I go to Madrid I can meet him, which I am so proud of. Wherever, CR7 goes I’m with him. He even knows it himself. I try to visit him as soon as possible. I’m already planning my next trip which is very soon.”

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Shanta tried his hand at football as well, he had a trial with the Real Madrid academy in 2014. “He’s not just my passion, but he motivates me,” he said of Ronaldo. “All my friends, my family call me Cristiano Ronaldo. They know my passion and respect it. Some may think I’m crazy, but that’s the way I am.”

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“People tell me, ‘be yourself’ but I cannot be myself more than I am now,” Shanta concluded.

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Photos: Shanta Ronaldo/Faceboook

via Daily Mirror

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