Ronaldo’s son marks Instagram debut with 979,000 followers

first_imgRead Also: ‘He isn’t even the 4th best ever’ – Messi slammed by ex-Argentina starThe names of the mums of Ronaldo’s eldest three children have never been made public.Eva and Mateo, three, were delivered by a California-based obstetrician named as Dr Maria Castillo at the Sharp Grossmont Hospital near San Diego. Mystery surrounds the birth of his eldest son.Ronaldo’s family has always refused to discuss whether the youngster was born to a surrogate mum, despite claims by a former nanny the footballer’s sister Katia Aveiro had told her he had two Mexican mums.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, also known as Cristianinho, showed he’s already a skilled linguist despite being just nine years old by presenting himself to the world in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. Cristiano Ronaldo’s eldest son has debuted on Instagram – and has already racked up a staggering 771,000 followers in less than 24 hours, after introducing himself to fans in four languages.Advertisement He gave the thumbs up after smiling at the camera and saying in English: “Hi guys. This is my new Instagram account. I hope you enjoy. Take care” before switching seamlessly to the other three languages.He proved an immediate hit, with the selfie video being watched by 2.6 million people in its first 19 hours online.His famous footballer dad and the Juventus striker’s friend Miguel Paixao were among the first to welcome him to Instagram.The youngster, who is calling his Instagram site Minicristianoronaldo2010, followed it up by posting a picture of him and his younger siblings in a bathtub with their dad. And he went on to make Cristiano’s stunning partner Georgina Rodriguez, who is helping to raise Cristiano Jr and his three siblings, happy by posting a photo of the two of them together at Milan fashion week.One astonished fan messaged him alongside the photo by saying in Portuguese: “You’re going to break the one million followers’ mark today.”The amazing start puts Cristiano Jr to on course to beat his 35-year-old dad, who has 205 million followers but took far longer to build up such a big fan base.Georgina, 26, who was working in a clothes shop when she met the former Real Madrid star, has 16.7 million followers on Instagram.She has a two-year-old daughter called Alana with Cristiano. Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Most Expensive (And Surprising Things) Keanu Reeves Ever BoughtBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do Loading… last_img read more

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USC senior creates sustainable, reusable party cups

first_img“[That fact] was a huge shock to me because I had always assumed they were, even as someone who’s hyper-aware of their plastic usage,” Armstrong said. “So we’ll go through four or five cups a night, just not really thinking about it. Learning that fact, coupled with seeing all the waste [at Greek Row] everyday, just made me have to do something about it.”  He also added how transitioning to the use of sustainable cups is important for college culture.  Whenever senior Daphne Armstrong visited Greek Row after a weekend full of parties, she always thought about the thousands of plastic red Solo cups littered on the ground that would end up in landfills. In the future, Armstrong hopes to expand her company to other college campuses and added that she would like to create reusable cups in different colors depending on a college’s colors.  William Koch, a customer and senior majoring in international relations, said he admires the company’s goal to push sustainability on campuses.  “I like SUPCUPs because they look like a regular red Solo cup,” Koch said. “You know you’re not losing anything out there … you can still be sustainable while doing the same things that you would with a regular solo cup.”  She then decided to take courses on climate change, where she first learned of the environmental impacts of plastic and that party cups were not recyclable.  “I’ve been meeting Daphne for a while,” Bottom said. “It started off as an interesting idea that she had, mostly because she wanted to figure out a way to improve the sustainability of some of the things that she’s seen.” Armstrong also attributed the development of her startup to Blackstone LaunchPad at USC, a campus resource that provides mentorship, ideation and venture creation to aspiring student entrepreneurs.  Despite lacking background knowledge in entrepreneurship or business, Armstrong was inspired to create SUPCUP due to her love for nature. When she moved from Missouri to California for college, Armstrong began to immerse herself in the environment by becoming an avid surfer and a trip leader for Peaks & Professors, a student group that organizes outdoor adventures.  Koch purchased SUPCUPs for Delta Phi Epsilon, USC’s professional foreign service and international relations fraternity, because he wanted the organization to be mindful during tailgates while still enjoying the social experience.  “The college lifestyle is inherently fairly wasteful,” Koch said. “[The problem] is very easy to ignore and go for something that’s easier and quicker, especially red Solo cups, which are a defined part of college culture.” James Bottom, project director of Blackstone LaunchPad USC, said SUPCUP was a unique company.  SUPCUP was launched in September with the help of Blackstone LaunchPad, a USC resource that provides mentorship and venture creation to help aspiring student entrepreneurs. (Krystal Gallegos | Daily Trojan) After realizing how wasteful and harmful party cups were for the environment, Armstrong, who is majoring in psychology and public policy, decided to take matters into her own hands by creating startup SUPCUP, which aims to reduce the amount of waste caused by college parties. “Even if people don’t buy the cups, my goal is to start conversations and create conscientiousness around single-use plastic consumption and to advocate wrecks on our planet,” Armstrong said. “I believe that even the tiniest behavioral changes cannot help but seep awareness into other habits in our daily life, and every cup can make a difference.” Launched in September, the company sells reusable red party cups made of stainless steel as an alternative to the traditional plastic ones typically used for many social events. SUPCUPs look identical to their counterpart and are sold individually and in packs of four, 10 and 20. Since its launch, over 400 cups have been sold, Armstrong said. “Traditional red party cups are made from plastic No. 6, polystyrene, which cannot be recycled,” Armstrong said. “So all of these cups, even if you use them for 15 minutes, are on Earth like in landfills or the ocean where it takes 450 years to decompose into microplastics.”  “There’s a lot of pregame activities that take place all over the United States, and I think that a lot of college campuses, certainly if they have a big football crowd, will have a whole lot of people that are using red styrofoam cups or red Solo cups for their pregame activities,” Bottom said. “It’s just a lot of ways that is potentially easy to mitigate. last_img read more

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