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Internet Laughed At This Guy’s First Attempt At Cristiano Ronaldo’s Bust, So He Tries The Second Time
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Internet Laughed At This Guy's First Attempt At Cristiano Ronaldo's Bust, So He Tries The Second Time

Last March, the unveiling of Cristiano Ronaldo’s bust at the Madeira airport went viral. Unfortunately for the sculptor of the piece, Emanuel Santos, it happened for all the wrong reasons, as the internet mercilessly mocked the statue for its lack of likeness to the football superstar. After the massive public ridicule, the sculptor, unsurprisingly, felt defeated. “This is hard to talk about,” says Emanuel while barely holding back tears, “It was too sudden” he reflects on the experience. However, this year he got challenged by B/R Football to redeem himself and create a new bust.

The original sculpture for the airport was actually Santos’ first bust, yet the artist took up the challenge. Having your first attempt at something so brutally shut down can certainly break someone, but Emanuel reassures that it only made him stronger. “I want my son to understand that if he enjoys doing something very much, [he] doesn’t let himself be defeated with negative criticism. Sooner or later, if we believe in ourselves and are persistent, we can succeed in life” the sculptor remarks. With this mindset, Santos set out to create another sculpture in hopes to redeem himself. Check out the result below and tell us if you think he succeeded!

More info: Twitter (h/t)

Last March, this Cristiano Ronaldo’s sculpture went viral

The internet mocked it for having little resemblance to the football superstar

And it’s no surprise that it quickly became a meme

The sculptor of the piece, Emanuel Santos, felt defeated after facing such harsh criticism…

As Ronaldo’s sculpture was his first attempt at creating a bust

However, this year, the artist decided to redeem himself and recreate the infamous sculpture

And here’s the result of his second attempt

Watch the video about Santos’ journey

People on the internet were quick to support Emanuel Santos

Do you think he did a great job? Tell us in the comments below!

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UniversalMel
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4 years ago

Pretty good! I didn’t think the first one was that bad, it was more of the one picture he used for reference.... But anyway, still better than I could do

Lim Choong
Community Member
4 years ago

Fifty years down the road, the first one will sell for millions.

Ashley Say Wha?!?
Community Member
4 years ago

People on the internet don't seem to realize how their cruel jokes can actually truly affect someone. This breaks my heart for the guy.

Apollo
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes, we always forget that there are real people behind the things we are making fun of.

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UniversalMel
Community Member
4 years ago

Pretty good! I didn’t think the first one was that bad, it was more of the one picture he used for reference.... But anyway, still better than I could do

Lim Choong
Community Member
4 years ago

Fifty years down the road, the first one will sell for millions.

Ashley Say Wha?!?
Community Member
4 years ago

People on the internet don't seem to realize how their cruel jokes can actually truly affect someone. This breaks my heart for the guy.

Apollo
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes, we always forget that there are real people behind the things we are making fun of.

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