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Cristiano Ronaldo's Sculpture Gone Wrong

Cristiano Ronaldo is represented by a bronze bust of his "likeness", and the internets on FIRE! World famous athlete with all the charm and good looks one could ask for..... clearly missed in this bronze replica.   So how in the world does this happen?  
When creating a figurative life portrait sculpture, one collects imagery from all angles to replicate in form.  This piece was sculpted in clay first to then cast in bronze.  Clay is the most forgiving and easily adjusted material known to sculptors!  So who approved this facial expression as a correct representation of Cristiano Ronaldo?  Or did the artist not reveal any progress photos as the sculpture came into form?  Was he granted the job just to reveal this final with any updates in between?  The internet has been buzzing with endless memes criticizing the bust, as Cristiano has to grit and bear this permanent representation of himself.  And how did the artist respond to the outrage?  He compared himself to Jesus who &#…