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Camila Cabello Says Blue Ivy's Infamous Shushing Moment At The Grammys Made Her Feel Insecure [Video]

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Last month (Jan. 2018), Beyonce and JAY-Z’s 6-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy completely won Grammys night by giving fans the ultimate meme and gif. The clip of her shushing both of her parents during the show was definitely one of the highlights for fans on Twitter, but there was one person who wasn’t as amused by Blue Ivy’s gesture. Pop star, Camila Cabello – who was giving a speech at the exact moment Blue Ivy was instructing her parents not to clap  – had a different reaction.

In a new interview with BBC Radio 1 on Feb. 19, the “Havana” singer suggested that Blue Ivy actually made her feel self conscious. “I had a moment of insecurity… I was like what does that mean? I’m not gonna go into this wormhole of ‘do you think she didn’t like my speech?,’” Cabello said.

Although Cabello assumed that Blue Ivy was giving a thumbs down to her speech, which discussed her Cuban background and heritage, BBC host Grimmy attempted to give her another perspective. Grimmy suggested Blue was giving a “she’s still talking” gesture.

Despite feeling a little insecure about Blue Ivy’s true intentions, Cabello said that kids usually love being around her, so she feels like Blue “would like me.”

Check out Camila Cabello’s full thoughts in the video below. And revisit Blue’s infamous shushing moment below.

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Make your own Alexa-controlled toilet [Video]

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Inspired by the $6,000 Alexa-controlled toilet at CES, Jonathan Gleich hacked together his own one-tenth the cost. The base of this smart throne is the Brondell Swash 1400 Luxury Bidet Toilet Seat, available for $650 from Amazon. The other components are a $46 auto flusher, $23 infrared link, and $17 Adafruit Feather HUZZAH microcontroller.

Gleich posted directions to make your own over at Instructables: “Alexa Controlled Toilet

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Ian Schramm from Tempest Rings makes lovely videos of his work handcrafting rings from unusual materials, like this beauty made of walnut burl and inlaid with crushed blue opal.

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Linda at Eponases creates all kinds of cool cross-stich projects, but this massive piece of Pokemon characters is out of this world.

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Bobby Duke carved a pencil into magnificent recursion. He calls it “Pencil Inception.”

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More often than not, you won’t see an accident coming, which means it pays to be proactive and ensure you have the right tools on-hand before you need them. Whether you find yourself in the middle of a power outage or having car trouble at night, you can make sure you’re still capable of navigating […]

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Trains may not be the most popular means of conveyance nowadays, but chances are you grew up playing with toy trains or building a model set to wrap around the Christmas tree. In either case, it’s safe to say that locomotives have long carried a unique sense of awe and scale, especially when they’re hundreds […]

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When it comes to redesigning or renovating a living space, envisioning changes before they occur can be tricky for most. Thankfully, the web is home to tools that can remove some of the guesswork, like Live Home 3D Pro for Mac. This app lets you create detailed and furnished floor plans for everything from sheds and […]

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Cody Miller Takes on True Distance Swimming Pain (Daily Training #2) [Video]

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Episode 2 of 2016 U.S. Olympic gold and bronze medalist Cody Miller’s week of daily training vlogs is up, and today he took on distance day. Among the jewels: Miller unveils that during the winter months, traditionally short course months in the U.S., the Indiana pro group usually trains long course meters 3 sessions a week: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings. They then add in a few long course afternoon sessions as well during peak long course season in the summer.

This is the 2nd day of Cody Miller’s daily training vlog series, in which he runs through an entire week-long training block – which adds significantly-more value than even a single workout or set for an elite.

Tuesday’s workout includes a cameo from US Winter National Champion and former SEC Champion Ashley Neidigh – a TRUE distance swimmer. That’s how you know the workout was hard for Miller, whose best event is the 100 breaststroke.

Catch up on prior days here:

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YouTube star Mari Lopez who claims her vegan lifestyle cured her cancer and lesbianism has died from cancer [Video]

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Gregg Troy Explains “The Dressel Effect” (Video) [Video]

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After an amazing SEC meet as a senior for Caeleb Dressel, which included shattering the American record in the 200 IM and barely notching a new American record in the 100 breast, one has to wonder: how does this affect his teammates?

After he celebrated his men’s teams 6th SEC championship in a row, we spoke with gator head coach Gregg Troy about how he thought Dressel’s performances and versatility impacted the rest of the team. Troy is no stranger to training world class IM’ers and Swiss army knife athletes, with names such as Ryan Lochte, Bradley Ally, and Connor Dwyer all calling Gainesville their home for (at least part of, in Dwyer’s case) their NCAA careers.

Even looking at their roster now, Caeleb Dressel is just the top of the pyramid. You’ll find a handful of those athletes whose versatility is astounding. Mark Szaranek for example: 200 IM NCAA champion, 200 Breast SEC champion, and anchored the winning 400 and 800 free relays and runner up 200 free relay at SEC’s.

Gregg Troy emphasized Dressel’s selflessness, and how he wants his teammates to get better just as badly as he wants it for himself. Troy also mentioned the UF record board, and how looking up at times like that on a daily basis tends to keep athletes humbled and hungry.

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How The U.K. 'Skins' Cast Became Today's Biggest Well of Talent [Video]

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Don’t underestimate those soapy teen shows. Because in 10 years, they may produce the era’s most promising Oscar-nominated actors.

Take Skins, for example. No, not the middling U.S. remake of the series that aired on MTV, but the original U.K. version which aired on E4 from 2007 through 2013. It was a grimy teen drama that inspired controversy with each of its drug-fueled, sexually charge storylines. But it also delved into deeper issues of mental illness, dysfunctional families, bullying, and suicide. While that makes Skins sound like no more than a British version of the teenage soap Degrassi — or worse, a sexy after-school special — the series never became too cloying. And that’s because of its stellar cast.

A cast that includes two Oscar nominees, an X-Men superhero, a YA dystopia star, and two Game of Thrones actors. We probably haven’t seen such a latent pool of talent since Freaks and Geeks.

Who knew that an edgy teen series that has inspired dozens of Tumblr gif sets about ~British party aesthetic~ could have spawned the likes of Oscar-nominated Dev Patel (Lion) and Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)? Or produced some of the most exciting young rising stars like Maze Runner‘s Kaya Scodelario and Unbroken‘s Jack O’Connell? It seems like a miraculous coincidence to anyone who hasn’t seen the show, but if you watch just one episode of the series (at least from the first and second generation) you could see that these scrappy British kids are just plain talented.

Dev Patel

Then: Dev Patel played the kooky, sex-obsessed Anwar whose devout Muslim roots never got in the way of his hijinks. Anwar could have easily been written off as the comic relief — and for the most part, he was — but Patel did get to chew on some meaty character development, often relating to his struggle between appeasing his strict Pakistani parents and his wild-partying friends.

Now: Patel is easily the biggest success story to come out of Skins, becoming a breakout star in Danny Boyle’s 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire and garnering an Oscar nomination for 2016’s Lion. While he’s made his share of missteps (Last Airbender and Chappie, anyone?) Patel can do no wrong — especially when he has the steady paycheck of the Exotic Marigold Hotel movies, which are insanely popular with the Baby Boomer crowd.

Nicholas Hoult

Then: The charismatic golden boy of the first-generation cast, Nicholas Hoult played Tony Stonem, the cool and manipulative leader of his group of friends. But as much as he low-key bullied and irritated his friends and parents, he was deeply empathetic.

Now: Hoult was actually child star before Skins (About a Boy), but the teen drama catapulted the actor to teen heartthrob status. He remained mostly in that niche for a few years, bouncing between British indie dramas and a few Hollywood blockbusters like Jack the Giant Slayer and Warm Bodies. But Hoult is probably best known now as Beast in X-Men: First Class, Days of Future Past, and Apocalypse. He also gave an affecting performance in Mad Max: Fury Road. Hoult seems right on the cusp of getting that breakout role — he was set to play Nikola Tesla in the embattled prestige pic The Current War. But for now, Hoult seems to shine best in big ensemble films. At least he dated Jennifer Lawrence.

Daniel Kaluuya

Then: Daniel Kaluuya was sadly not a main cast member of the first generation of Skins, but a recurring character nicknamed Posh Kenneth. But every scene he was in was a riotously funny and should have led to him becoming a main character. But for the most part, he was on the periphery with a few funny one-liners.

Now: The Skins producers must be punching themselves now. After giving a buzzy performance in Black Mirror, Kaluuya went on to star in Jordan Peele’s groundbreaking horror film Get Out, winning accolades and an Oscar nomination in the process. He’s gone on to have a meteoric rise to success, recently starring in the zeitgeist-y Black Panther as W’Kabi. While he hasn’t yet announced his next buzzy project, Kaluuya is a star on the rise — now especially that he’s been pulled into the Bond 25 rumor mill.

Kaya Scodelario

Then: Kaya Scodelario played the precocious younger sister of Hoult’s Tony, Effy Stonem, in the first season and went on to become the main character in season 2 of SkinsBeautiful, mentally fragile, and sexually adventurous, Effy became the poster girl for every angsty teen girl and the subject of countless turmoiled Tumblr gif sets. The adulation for Effy’s glamorous depression was honestly a little troubling, but there’s no denying that Scodelario gave her all as the character.

Now: Scodelario is steadily becoming one of Hollywood’s most promising stars, appearing as the female lead in the YA Maze Runner series and becoming one of the few redeeming factors of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. While she’s been mostly gaining fame in moderately-received blockbusters, Scodelario has been consistently promising and seems to be on the verge of truly breaking out.

Jack O’Connell

Then: Another second-generation member, Jack O’Connell played James Cook, the troubled hothead whose self-destructive actions hide a caring personality. There’s nothing more to say about the character, nicknamed Cook, except that he was a punkish teen who fought for Effy’s affections. That said, his current career is far more interesting.

Now: O’Connell gave a breakout performance in Angelina Jolie’s World War II film, Unbroken, where he played the real-life war hero and Olympian athlete Louis Zamperini. He has since consistently worked with Hollywood A-listers, starring alongside George Clooney and Julia Roberts in the Jodie Foster-directed Money Monster. He currently stars in the acclaimed Netflix Western series Godless, where he received a Critics Choice Awards nomination for his role as the show’s lead, Roy Goode. O’Connell is a rising star — who coincidentally is the only other Skins cast member to win the BAFTA Rising Star Award other than Kaluuya — and I would bet good money that he will be the show’s next Oscar nominated cast member.

Hannah Murray

Then: Hannah Murray was Cassie, the waifish, dreamy girl of the first generation who was the object of the nerdy Sid’s affections. She also said “wow” a lot. Murray gave a lot of dramatic weight to Cassie’s struggle with eating disorders and anorexia, and even went on her own journey of self-actualization outside of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl label that the other characters tried to box her into.

Now: Murray now plays a supporting character on Game of Thrones, Gilly, which admittedly doesn’t quite give her as much to do as her role in Skins. But she’s now recognizable to a whole new demographic as Sam’s wildling girlfriend — the audience for HBO’s high fantasy would certainly never tune into a British teen drama, no matter how much sex is had in it.

Joe Dempsie

Then: Joe Dempsie played the show’s resident tragic character, Chris Miles. A wild-partying teen, Chris used his hedonistic lifestyle to hide his struggles over his broken family. But just as Chris began to be redeemed (through the power of love, of course) he suddenly suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage and died — leaving his friends reeling and producing one of the most heart-wrenchingly memorable scenes from the series.

Now: Speaking of Game of Thrones, Dempsie accompanies Murray in representing Skins on the HBO fantasy series — though his subplots are far removed from Gilly’s. Dempsie appeared as Gendry Waters since the first season of Game of Thrones and was a supporting character in Arya and Jon Snow’s storylines in season 2 and season 7. Physically, he probably had the biggest glow-up of all the cast members, shedding his pimpled complexion for rippling abs and biceps, which he got to show off in a few shirtless shots and fight scenes (sadly, not a shirtless fight scene).

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Artist transforms London garage into quirky firetrap [Video]

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Not to rain on anyone’s parade, but this whimsical artist’s home featured on Barcroft TV looks as if it breaks pretty much every building code in the book.

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RENOWNED artist and set designer, Tony Hornecker, has decided to live his days in a beaten-up garage in the heart of East London – but not all is what it seems. The 43-year-old has managed to totally transform the dingy living space into a topsy-turvy wonderland that features the likes of a glitter ball from a Kylie Minogue tour and a baby’s diaper that hangs from the ceiling. Tony’s previous work has been displayed at The Royal College of Art and The Royal Opera House – but he remains most fond of the magical world he has created at home. The decorated artist began his work on the garage 15 years ago and continues to change up the themed rooms to this day.

I’ve been in a few places like this, but I see them much differently after the Ghost Ship fire.

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Yusuke Aonuma created these amazing symmetrical sculptures by arranging dandelion achenes, the technical term for individual bits of wispy white dandelion fluff.

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Lignum vitae is an extraordinarily dense and hard wood, so kiwami japan wanted to see if a knife made of the wood could maintain a sharp blade. An interesting and relaxing experiment.

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Ian Schramm from Tempest Rings makes lovely videos of his work handcrafting rings from unusual materials, like this beauty made of walnut burl and inlaid with crushed blue opal.

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More often than not, you won’t see an accident coming, which means it pays to be proactive and ensure you have the right tools on-hand before you need them. Whether you find yourself in the middle of a power outage or having car trouble at night, you can make sure you’re still capable of navigating […]

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Trains may not be the most popular means of conveyance nowadays, but chances are you grew up playing with toy trains or building a model set to wrap around the Christmas tree. In either case, it’s safe to say that locomotives have long carried a unique sense of awe and scale, especially when they’re hundreds […]

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When it comes to redesigning or renovating a living space, envisioning changes before they occur can be tricky for most. Thankfully, the web is home to tools that can remove some of the guesswork, like Live Home 3D Pro for Mac. This app lets you create detailed and furnished floor plans for everything from sheds and […]

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My favourite audiobook: It's Nice That's Owen Pritchard [Video]

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It’s Nice That exists in a multiplicity of guises – as a website, as a series of events, as a set of commercial partnerships and as a print edition – but everything the organisation does is tested against a single question: “Is this championing creativity?” It’s a matter not only of remit, but also of social purpose. It’s Nice That was founded by Will Hudson at Brighton University back in 2007, in response to a student brief: “Put something in the public domain to make people feel better about themselves.” Hudson drew up a directory of creatives whose work he liked, and it started gaining popularity well beyond his campus – in the last decade, over 16 million people have visited the website. Its success may well be down to its optimism. Whereas the default pose of many publications is one of detached criticism, It’s Nice That seeks to celebrate, delight and inspire. “For every bad thing that’s going on,” says its editor Owen Pritchard, “there are a million and one good things going on, it’s just they’re not as widely reported.”

Pritchard’s favourite audiobook, however, is a rather darker affair. J.G. Ballard’s novel High-Rise is set in an upscale blocks of flats in the London suburbs that’s marketed at the professional classes. However, the community inside begins to fall into chaos, cutting itself off from the outside world and turning violent. “It’s the complete antithesis of what we do at It’s Nice That,” says Pritchard. “There’s a cast of characters that are despicable, morally.” At its heart is a parable about how design can affect the psyche. “There’s a whole dialogue and tension that’s set up between whether the people housed there are acting under their own will, or whether there’s something about the structures within the tower and the objects that its residents fill their lives with that’s controlling the way that they behave. It’s a compelling book.”

High-Rise is famously a design student favourite. “When I was at architecture school, people would bang on about Ballard quite a lot.” Pritchard studied at Nottingham University before returning to do a masters. At that point, he re-routed into the world of publishing. “Towards the end of the masters we were doing design projects and we were writing. I realised I was enjoying the research sightly more than the designing. And my marks showed that I was slightly better at the writing side than the design side.” He subsequently worked at Blueprint, Icon and Architects’ Journal before joining It’s Nice That in 2015.


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That same year, a film of High-Rise starring Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Irons opened in cinemas. It presented the tale in a different way to how Pritchard had imagined it, so he decided to re-read the novel. Only, the main time he had for literature was on his commute to work, which presented a problem. “There’s not a lot of space on the train so to pull open a book and have it in front of you is logistically impossible,” he says. He opted to consume it as an audiobook instead. “Popping in your earphones and sitting there, having a story told to you, is kind of relaxing. The one thing you do have as you go from A to B in this city is time. You can just plug in and let someone else travel with you.”

Having revisited the novel, he has some firm views on what the book is really about – and it’s more than simply bad architecture. “We live in a world now where the material culture is seen as something that gives you status of some sort. Every day you can see Instagram selfies or pictures of a lifestyle that’s aspirational because of its material aspects. At the same time, I think objects, or graphic design or anything is desirable because it performs a function beautifully and is aesthetically pleasing. I suppose it’s the commodification of it that the book begins to question in some ways, and what it takes to attain that level of lifestyle that’s projected all around you.” To him, the book is a warning shot. “It’s based on what Ballard saw was going on in the world. It’s also his treatise on what architecture might do, and there are some very cutting comments about what you surround yourself with in your life. The antagonist in the book is the architect that designed the building, and he’s this figure that appears and recedes from the story but is ever-present because he’s designed the building in which these atrocious things are happening.”

The connection between design and wellbeing is not fanciful. There’s hard science showing that architecture, for instance, can affect your mood. A 2007 study from the University of Minnesota demonstrated that people in a room with a 10-foot ceiling tended to think more broadly and abstractly than those in a room with an eight-foot ceiling. Interiors also matter. Putting carpets in hospitals, say, increases the amount of time friends and family spend visiting patients. Certainly, at the time High-Rise was written, Ernő Goldfinger’s Tellick Tower in East London was drawing widespread criticism for fostering criminality. “It was very much what Ballard was writing about. I wonder whether Goldfinger did have those traits [of the architect in the novel] in any way.”


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The book might be gritty, but it can be read positively. Its subtext arguably justifies surrounding oneself with beautiful things. Twice a year, the It’s Nice That team furnish the world with a beautiful thing of their own: a print magazine. “We get to slow down and practice what we preach,” says Pritchard. In the process, they re-evaluate the creative projects that they have showcased over the previous six months. “Something you loved and might have been really popular online, when you come to put it on page it just doesn’t have the same impact or tell the same story. Or there might be something that has been online and didn’t set the world on fire and when you put it on page it becomes more powerful, more profound.” More able, that is, to make people feel better about themselves.

Owen Pritchard is the editor of design inspiration platform It’s Nice That. His favourite audiobook, High Rise, can be found on Audible.

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Gareth Bale is the shrewd millionaire who could just as easily be top businessman [Video]

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GARETH BALE is the shrewd Real Madrid multi-millionaire who could just as easily be a top businessman as well as one of the world’s best footballers.

The former Spurs star became the game’s most expensive player when he moved to the Bernabeu for £86million in September 2013.

 Gareth Bale has shrewdly made an absolute fortune throughout his career

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Gareth Bale has shrewdly made an absolute fortune throughout his career

But a telling testament to his level-headedness lies in a story from Bale’s ex-Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp.

Redknapp told Bale to have four days rest and go for a beach holiday during another relentless Premier League season.

But instead the Welshman – who now earns £350,000 a week after tax in Madrid – went home to Cardiff to see his mum.

Even now Bale will get on the blower to mum Debbie and ask for her advice before he makes any business decision.

 Gareth Bale has three Champions League crowns with Real Madrid

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Gareth Bale has three Champions League crowns with Real Madrid
 The Welshman has been relatively frugal with his massive earnings

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The Welshman has been relatively frugal with his massive earnings

And he has repaid Debbie, 57, and dad Frank, 61, financially by making them millions through a clever business scheme.

In 2015 Bale gave his folks £5m — by pumping £12.6m into a firm he owns with them.

He transferred the sum from his image rights into Primesure Ltd, which is 40 per cent owned by his mum and dad.

They were already financially secure after pocketing around £2m when Bale joined Real Madrid in 2013.

 Gareth Bale has made parents Frank and Debbie financially secure for life

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Gareth Bale has made parents Frank and Debbie financially secure for life
 Gareth Bale was surrounded by his family when he signed for Real Madrid back in 2013

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Gareth Bale was surrounded by his family when he signed for Real Madrid back in 2013
 The family house in Whitchurch that Gareth Bale's parents still call home

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The family house in Whitchurch that Gareth Bale’s parents still call home

But in true understated Bale style, they are thought to still live in a former council home in Cardiff where their world famous son was brought up.

It is all part of the Bale brand – one noticeably at odds with that of Los Blancos team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese’s Instagram page is littered with extravagant displays of his vast wealth.

But go on Bale’s and you are more likely to see a photo of him playing golf – his other passion in life.

And when you’re worth £24.5m, you can afford to build a replica of the sport’s most famous hole in your back garden.

Gareth Bale’s sponsors and tie-ins

  • Adidas – Bale signed a £20million six-year contract extension with the sportswear giant in 2014.
  • Konami – Welshman was the cover star for its officially licensed Uefa Euro 2016 videogame.
  • Foot Locker – Bale became face of trainer store in Europe in March 2016.
  • Nissan – Car manufacturer signed Bale and Manchester City star Sergio Aguero as “Engineers of Excitement” in October 2016.
  • Sony – Electrics firm used Bale as ambassador for Xperia Z3 range of smartphones.
  • Lucozade – Bale fronted energy drink’s £4m ‘I believe’ campaign.
  • BT Sport – Subscription sports channel signed Bale as ambassador for their coverage.
  • Altitude Mask – Real Madrid star promotes training aid – which reduces oxygen – on his social media channels.
  • Simba Sleep – Mattress maker used football icon as an ambassador.
  • EA Sports – Bale starred alongside Lionel Messi on the cover of Fifa 14 – the first time he had appeared on the front of the biggest-selling football videogame.
 Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are team-mates but have very different personalities

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are team-mates but have very different personalities
 Gareth Bale has this replica of the 17th hole at Sawgrass in his back garden

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Gareth Bale has this replica of the 17th hole at Sawgrass in his back garden
 The infamous 17th hole at Sawgrass

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The infamous 17th hole at Sawgrass

That is exactly what Bale did by paying to have a version of Sawgrass’ famous par-3 17th installed at his Wales residence, along with holes from Augusta and Royal Troon.

And while Ronaldo boasts of having a £2.15m custom-made Bugatti Chiron, Bale merely hired his supercars.

Bale took out a membership with luxury rental company Auto Vivendi.

The £30,000-a-year scheme gave him access to a new £300,000 supercar every two months.

In 2015 he was pictured next to a £148,000 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, which goes from 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of 204mph.

 Gareth Bale stands beside a Lamborghini, Ferrari and private jet

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Gareth Bale stands beside a Lamborghini, Ferrari and private jet
 The Real Madrid superstar is not usually one to show off a flash lifestyle

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The Real Madrid superstar is not usually one to show off a flash lifestyle

And in 2016 he posed alongside a £325,000 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, with a £280,000 Ferrari and private jet in the background.

However, SunSport told you Bale has had to give up the flash car lifestyle because their small confines played havoc with his hamstrings.

Fellow Welshman Ryan Giggs also had similar problems in his career and ditched the supercars in favour of more family-friendly motors.

Bale’s bank account also swells thanks to his many endorsement deals, which according to Forbes netted him more than £7.5m last year alone.

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He is with boot maker Adidas until 2020 – after signing a six-year deal in 2014 worth £20m – and his latest tie-up was with Dubai-based Altitude, who make a training mask also used by Anthony Joshua.

All of this has allowed Bale, 28, to do – and have – whatever he wants in life.

In 2013, for example, he discreetly checked in with a plastic surgeon to have his ears pinned back.

Just this month he bought a £250,000 house and a car for his future sister-in-law and mum of two, Kate, after her partner Alex’s suicide.

And he has loyally stuck by the side of Emma Rhys-Jones, 26, his teenage sweetheart to whom he is now engaged and has two children with – Alba Violet, five, and Nava Valentina, one.

 Gareth Bale's partner Emma Rhys-Jones has been with him throughout his astonishing career

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Gareth Bale’s partner Emma Rhys-Jones has been with him throughout his astonishing career

While Bale’s nearest and dearest are clearly close to his heart, so is his trademark celebration – which of course is legally protected from being imitated.

The decision to protect his hand-clasping celebration, made official in 2013, is said to earn him around £10m a year.

And he has branched out into other areas too, opening his own Elevens Bar and Grill in Cardiff.

Bale personally helped out with tasting the food on the menu and helped decide what drinks should go on the menu.

Speaking ahead of its opening, the winger said: “It has been a big goal and ambition of mine to open a sports bar in Cardiff. We hope to have the best burger in the city.”

 Gareth Bale in an advert for Simba Sleep

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Gareth Bale in an advert for Simba Sleep

You could be forgiven for thinking he goes to sleep on a bed of money – and the truth is that Bale actually makes money while getting some shut eye.

He has featured in adverts for online mattress startup Simba Sleep.

They described themselves as makers of “the most advanced mattresses in the world” and promised investors a sale growth of 460 per cent last year with revenues of £60m.

Bale helped design his own aeroplane seat which is able monitor noise, temperature, light, humidity and even air particles.

It even moves to adjust his sleeping position for the best kip possible when he is on international flights.

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