Now that Cristiano Ronaldo has been spotted around town, popping into hot grub spots like Kenmare and Da Silvano with the mobile universe tweeting his and GF Victoria’s Secret angel Irina Shayk’s whereabouts, I can confidently write about him without having to include a Wikipedia-length entry to help me explain who the talented Portuguese footballer (cough, soccer player) is, and why it’s actually news that he was spotted with his nails painted noir. Perhaps in order to draw attention away from his Situation-esque abs (or is his Situation-esque game), the new daddy was spotted with the expressive pedicure while lounging at Soho House. The Daily Mail documents Ronaldo’s attempt at bringing what seems to be a manly brit trend to NYC: “As a new father, Cristiano Ronaldo might have been expected to have more important things to occupy his time. The footballer, who has a reputation for being in touch with his feminine side, was spotted with black painted toenails as he relaxed on holiday in New York. Judging by his expression, however, he quickly realized the enormity of his fashion faux pas.”
Ronaldo isn’t the first footballer to get in touch with his feminine side. The original metrosexual, David Beckham, first sported color on his tips way back in 2002. Then Becks wore pretty pink varnish at the christening of Liz Hurley’s baby, later switching to silvery-black varnish for a cover shoot for GQ magazine. Becks for GQ
Just last year, another Englishman—British royalty, no less—was photographed coming out of a nightclub wearing a lovely coral shade. One commenter commends Prince Harry’s trend setting ways: “My brother in law came back from Oz a few months ago nails painted. Now not just painted but with like little penguins on it and everything. And yes before you ask he’s straight and handsome total ringer for Colin Farrell.”
Big in Britain, and with Colin Farrell look-a-likes sporting penguins in Australia, when will the trend come stateside? We need a few new trendsetting lads so we have someone other than Tori Spelling’s husband, Dean McDermott, to represent Man-icures.