When I first started this site, it was about wanting my own six pack. I learned about it, wrote about it and exercised. I publicly stated this goal to help motivate myself. I posted pictures as inspiration, including some of Cristiano Ronaldo, world-famous soccer star.
Now he is posting his own on Instagram. Here are some thoughts one columnist wrote:
“Ronaldo is another celebrity, then, determined to take charge of his own celebrity, knowing that his body is the commodity that requires the most diligent selling. He has his own underwear line, CR7, and is opening a five-star hotel Friday—what timing to be all over the tabloids flashing his six-pack!—in his native Funchal in the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira.
“Ronaldo, like David Beckham, another proud “spornosexual,” knows that his career with Real Madrid and Portugal’s national team—which just won its first European championship—can only last so long.
“He knows he is a brand and that his body is central to that brand. And so it comes out regularly, like a shopping display, whether to sell underwear or rooms in as smart new hotel.”
Ah the trials and tribulations of those who know that beauty and health and youth is so fleeting…