Star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has millions of fans all around the world, but none as dedicated as 17-year-old Shanta. The Danish teenager who 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.
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.”