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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Life is a catwalk

The NY Post ran an article this morning, Meet the better half of the world's hottest couple, about Irina Shayk, the Russian model and girlfriend of Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo. In the article, Shayk comes across very much like a model.

She's full of breathless quotations like, “I think it’s all about your body and how you feel inside. You can wake up and look at the mirror and say, ‘Oh my god, I feel so beautiful and hot, let me just wear sweatpants and walk on the street,’ and people are going to turn around and say, ‘She’s hot!’ because you’re feeling it inside.”

Shayk understands guys perfectly. They're not swayed by outward appearance -- they're only influenced by how a woman feels inside.

Shayk also said, about her early modeling days, "It was really hard, but I’m Russian and I’m a Capricorn. I say to myself, I would never go back to Russia with nothing.”

I had been wondering where she got all that determination. Now I know --- she's a Capricorn!

She's also full of fascinating information, such as, “I love chicken nuggets from McDonald’s. Every time I’m at the airport, I always get chicken nuggets with extra BBQ sauce. People think I’m getting paid to post chicken nuggets on Instagram. That’s so wrong. I just love chicken nuggets.”

Ever notice how beautiful girls will excitedly relate the most mundane details of their lives as if they're telling you something really fascinating? It's not really their fault; they've simply been conditioned by a lifetime of uttering such inanities and having people, especially men, react with seeming fascination. 

Shayk could probably say, "I farted yesterday," and most guys would accord that statement the same respect and attention they would a reliable insider trading tip.

Here's a picture of Shayk -- sans makeup -- with her boyfriend: 

Is it just me, or do the two of them resemble each other? How exactly did that attraction work? Did she see Ronaldo and think to herself, wow, he looks just like me -- he's hot! Did he think the same thing? 

Is there some narcissism involved here? 

Note Ronaldo's look of pleasure as he holds up the small fish he's caught. He, too, has been conditioned by years of stardom to expect people to react to his every minor accomplishment as if he had just kicked the winning goal in the finals of the World Cup. 

The real message behind those smiles seems to be, aren't we a cute couple? 

Previously, I might have been jealous. But now, thanks to the wisdom imparted by Shayk, I don't have to be. Instead, I'm going to just throw on a pair of sweatpants and walk down the street, and people are going to turn around and say, "He's hot!" -- because I'm feeling it inside

After all, I'm a Taurus!


Anonymous said...

"Shayk understands guys perfectly. They're not swayed by outward appearance -- they're only influenced by how a woman feels inside."
In a way, she is right. We are driven by how it feels inside a woman.

John Craig said...

Anon --
Ha! It did occur to me at the time I was phrasing that a little awkwardly, but then I forgot to edit.

Steven said...

"He, too, has been conditioned by years of stardom to have people react to his every accomplishment as if he had just single-handedly won the World Cup."

This is possibly nit picking on my part to comment on this but I doubt his team mates and coaches do that in training or his family and friends and when does he accomplish things in public?

I kind of like Ronaldo. He is known for having an unbelievable work ethic and he actually seems quite down to earth in interviews. He also does stuff like this:

Incidentally, he's playing right now against the USA.

John Craig said...

Steven --
Honestly, I don't know much about Ronaldo. And paying for that baby's operation was certainly a noble gesture. And I'm sure you're right that his family, coaches, and teammates don't treat him like a god.

At the same time, anybody in his position, especially someone as handsome as him, is going to get a huge amount of adulation from the public at large, and get a lot of people whom he meets casually fawn all over him. And it would be near impossible for that not to go to his head.

Having said THAT, it did occur to me that in that picture he is making a joke out of the fact that he had only caught one tiny little fish, so maybe I was being too harsh on him. In any case, the point of the post was the typical inanities you hear from top models, not Ronaldo himself.

Steven said...

Yeah I guess it was nit picking. Agree with all.

Steven said...

When i think about it, that is probably an example of people acting like what he does is amazing. ha

John Craig said...

Steven --
You mean the film where they test his athletic abilities? Those actually are amazing. What I was talking about was the kind of adulation where he would say something lame and everybody would act as if it's the wittiest thing they've ever heard.

Steven said...

yeah. But the way they treat him and talk about him is maybe a little over the top. The part where somebody kicks the ball to him and then the lights go out (in the last case before the ball is even kicked) and he knows the flight of the ball and can score a goal, that part is amazing!

btw USA were just beating Portugal 2-1 with 10 seconds to go and Ronaldo, who had had a bad game, saved the day with an amazing cross to set up a goal. He always gets them out of jail.

John Craig said...

Steven --
"Always gets them out of jail" -- never heard that expression before, it's a good one.

I'm not much of a soccer fan, am in fact watching a swimming meet on the internet right now.