September 27th, 2010
Spanish Studs & Duds: Carles Puyol, Kaká, Mikel Arteta
Whether they’re born and bred, or foreigners calling the Iberian country their home away from home, there’s plenty of water-cooler fodder oozing out of Spain and its La Liga to fill this site for weeks. Thus, we’re putting a (hopefully) fun twist on our, ahem, regular feature Good Week/Bad Week to rate the highs and lows of the recent off-field antics of Spain’s main men. Be so kind to grace us with your presence?
Carles Puyol’s Pouch Power
It’s a case of the haves v. the have-nots. As in, the fabu Carles Puyol has himself a beer belly, while his new lady friend Malena Costa does not appear to have tummy bloat. Irregardless, Puyol earns bragging rights for the week, especially after Costa supposedly ditched her summer fling thing, Javier Hidalgo, in favour of his infamous moppy head of hair.
Verdict: Stud. Don’t agree? See more sultry pics of Malena here and get back to us.
Kaká’s Duets Against The Devil
Seems as Caroline Celico’s debut gospel album moved the masses in more ways than one. So much so that, her husband, Real Madrid’s Kaká has recorded his own song – a love ballad to his wife. Singing about the couple’s dating and mating history, highlighting their 2005 marriage and son’s birth in 2008, the song is fraught with religious references. “Presente de Deus” or “Gift of God”, will be part of an upcoming 12 track album featuring the married singing duo; however, this is the only song written by the athlete. Oh, happy day.
Verdict: Dud. If you haven’t already noticed, we’re not exactly the innocent choir girls our mama’s would have liked us to be.
Family Man Mikel
Lorena Bernal, Mikel Arteta and their son, Gabriel, took a stroll through the streets of Liverpool this weekend. Other than the Everton star looking immortally fit, there wasn’t much else to see. [Image: Hola! magazine]
Verdict: Stud. For obvious, blue-blooded female reasons.