CRISTIANO RONALDO gifted girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez the ultimate birthday present – her own laser show featuring her face on a Dubai landmark with clips from her new Netflix show.
The 36-year-old dad-of-four spent thousands lighting up Dubai’s skyline with the amazing images.
Rodriguez’s face was lit up on the Burj KhalifaCredit: INSTAGRAM
It was a romantic gesture from the Man Utd manCredit: INSTAGRAM
Rodriguez celebrated her 28th birthday on ThursdayCredit: INSTAGRAM
Cristiano, enjoying a break from the busy footballing calendar with his four children, wrote in Portuguese alongside the spectacular video footage: “Many congratulations my love” by a heart and birthday cake with candles emoticons.
The Burj Khalifa light and laser show, on the edge of the Burj Lake, is a massive draw in the luxury Middle East sunshine destination.
The iconic tower becomes the biggest display screen in the world at night-time thanks to nearly 18 miles of cables, 1.1 million pixels and 118 tons of light beams and accessories.
Recent reports put the cost of placing a three-minute promotional ad or message on the tower’s facade at a minimum of £50,000, with the price rising at weekends.
Cristiano, owner of a £20 million private jet and a fleet of expensive sport cars, can easily manage it with a net worth estimated at around £373m.
On Thursday, the Man Utd hero was celebrating the premiere of the Netflix series about Georgina’s rags-to-riches life, titled ‘I Am Georgina’, as well as her 28th birthday.
Argentinian-born Georgina, also believed to be in Dubai although she hasn’t yet updated her social media to confirm it, says in the six-part docu-series that travelling on Cristiano’s private jet has put her off jumping on a normal plane with her footballer partner.
The brunette beauty, a £10-an-hour shop worker when she met the Man Utd striker in 2016 while he was still with Real Madrid, whizzes around Europe on his Gulfstream G20 plane.
It is capable of reaching a top speed of 560mph and its range is up to 3,910 miles with four passengers in tow, so it’s ideal for quick flights from the footballer’s new base in England to hubs around Europe.
Georgina took it to Lapland before Christmas so Cristiano’s four children including their daughter Alana Martina could see Santa.
She admitted on her new Netflix show: “To me the best part of travelling in Cris’ jet is its crew, no doubt, and the jet does really make life much easier.”
Speaking as she boarded the plane to Paris to choose an outfit for the Cannes Film Festival at Jean Paul Gaultier’s studio, she added: “If I had to be in an airport for two hours with Cristiano I’d go insane. I mean I couldn’t go, I’d rather not travel.”
Georgina also revealed in the show she went from taking public transport to get to the Gucci store where she met Cristiano in 2016 to being ferried around in his fleet of high-powered sports cars.
The model and influencer, who grew up in the Spanish Pyrenees city of Jaca, said: “Many times he’d come after work and I’d get out after 10 at night.
“I remember once he came in a Bugatti. My work colleagues went crazy. I’d get there on a bus and leave in a Bugatti. People couldn’t believe it.”
Cristiano, who also features in the show and admits he rapidly realised “Georgina was the woman of my life”, added: “To me it was ‘normal’ so to speak because she was already my girlfriend.
“I know the cars I have and I’m not going to pick her up in a taxi.
“It was funny because I would wait for her outside the store in these flashy cars I have.
“Georgina’s really good in that sense. She would leave the store quickly, get in the car and we’d go home.”
Confessing it wasn’t love at first sight with Georgina, who raises their four-year-old Alana Martina and his three children as if they were all her own and is currently five-months pregnant with twins, Ronaldo added: “I didn’t think at the beginning it would be this strong and I would fall in love with her.
“I didn’t expect it, honestly. But after a while I felt she was the one for me.”
‘I Am Georgina’ – ‘Soy Georgina’ in its original title in Spanish – is streaming in 190 countries.
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