IMAGE AND LIKENESS: Cristiano Ronaldo's statue and the real guy
Vir ‘n mooi man maak Christiano Ronaldo darem ‘n  lelike statue!

The international soccer star went from being drop dead gorgeous to having a bug-eyed statue made of him in his hometown in Madeira, Portugal.

Ronaldo, also known as CR7, was being honoured by having the airport in his hometown named after him.

The Aeroporto da Madeira is now known as Cristiano Ronaldo Airport.

Although it was a memorable event, all people can remember is the lelike statue of the Real Madrid player.

His girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, and his mother, Maria, also attended the ceremony.

The statue has Ronaldo looking like a washed out has-been, grinning with a toothy smile and bulging beady eyes.

Fans on social media went berserk.

“I defy you not to feel better after viewing this picture of Cristiano Ronaldo alongside his portrait bust,” wrote Twitter user Tom Sutcliffe (@tds153).

“That hideous Ronaldo statue is going to be a meme in 5,4,3...,” posted @Agave310.