A Brazilian model who once claimed to have engaged in an affair with Cristiano Ronaldo was thrown out of Portugal’s World Cup practice on Wednesday.
Andressa Urach, a 26-year-old from Rio Grande do Sul state in the south, used a press credential from a Brazilian television station to gain access to Portugal’s training session, Yahoo Sports reports. Urach works for the station as a presenter.
On Wednesday, Urach took to her social media accounts to reveal that she had attended the practice in order to speak with Ronaldo, the superstar captain of the Portuguese national team. “I came to say good luck to [Ronaldo] and got kicked out!” she wrote. “Whatever happened to freedom of expression?”
Urach’s attempt to gain entry to Portugal’s practice occurred just one week after she welcomed Ronaldo to the World Cup in Brazil by painting his jersey onto her nude chest.
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This isn’t the first time that Urach and Ronaldo have crossed paths. In 2013, the model claimed that she had slept with him just hours before he was slated to appear in a Champions League semifinal.
“I have always thought Cristiano is one of the most gorgeous men in the world, so I couldn’t believe it when he got in touch with me,” Urach told The Sun. “He said he was very excited by my pictures online and one of the first things he asked me was if I really was a Miss Butt Brazil model.”
However, Ronaldo categorically denied that he had ever slept with Urach. “I was informed that The Sun, faithful to its editorial line, will publish an article where is given voice to a so called Andressa – someone seeking the limelight on my account,” he wrote on Twitter. “[…] I just want to clarify I was in fact at the Hotel Villa Magna on April 22 giving an interview to Manu Sainz, something the reporter himself is able to corroborate. Everything else is pure fiction and forgery.”
Besides her ongoing saga with Ronaldo, Urach is best known for her role in Brazil’s 2012 “Miss Bumbum” competition, where she finished as the runner-up. She also appeared on the sixth season of a Brazilian reality TV series called “The Farm.”