Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is used to melting ladies' hearts. He's decidedly less comfortable, however, with melting his pretty face all over his expensive tuxedo.

The Real Madrid player worked up quite the sweat on Thursday at the Jacob and Co Gala in Monaco, in a dapper, yet uncomfortably hot suit and bow-tie that left the 28-year-old looking -- shall we say -- a little greasier than usual.

A heavily-suntanned Ronaldo wore his hair gelled towards the sky (with trademark fade and blond highlights on display), while flashing his toothy grin and giving thumbs-ups.

Of course, it wouldn't be the Crristiano we know and love without a little bling -- namely, two huge diamond studs in his ears, and a blinding, jewel-encrusted watch he flashed to photographers.

The fashion-conscious athlete was flying solo for the event, with his model girlfriend Irina Shayk nowhere to be found, but perhaps it was for the best -- we wouldn't want the Sports Illustrated cover girl to steal the show from her spotlight-loving boyfriend.

Ronaldo was named the new face of the Jacob and Co. brand earlier this year, which is sure to up the company's Q rating: Ronaldo is the most popular soccer player in the world (according to Facebook), with more than 56.5 million likes -- double that of David Beckham.

We can only hope that Ronaldo's Jacob and Co. ad campaign will be as steamy as Beckham's repetoire of sexy adverts.

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  • Dazzling in Lisbon on 7 August 2003...

  • Signing for United on 12 August

  • Smiles all round despite the Versace jumper

  • "I'll be the end of you here, Ruud."

  • Unveiled with fellow Portuguese speaker Kléberson. The less said about him the better...

  • Thumbs up all-round after a vibrant debut against Bolton, 16 August '03

  • Reeling from Radostin Kishishev's tackle at Charlton away, September '03

  • Aggro with Arsenal, September '03

  • The first of 118, vs Portsmouth, November '03

  • A first derby goal in the Valentine's Day FA Cup win, 2004

  • Sir Alex and Walter Smith look unimpressed by the braids

  • A bad hair day but a good goal against Spurs, March '04

  • Tormenting Clichy in the cup semi-final, April '04

  • The first of four red cards at Villa Park, May '04. It was later rescinded

  • Breaking the deadlock vs. Millwall in the '04 cup final

  • Skinnier times

  • The first of eight trophies

  • Unable to crack a smile after a belated first goal of the season against Southampton, December '04

  • Putting Arsenal to the sword again with the first of a brace...

  • His double contributed to a superb 4-2 win for United in their penultimate game at Highbury, February '05

  • A second red card at Manchester City, January 2006

  • Not Ronaldo's first goal from a free-kick, but the first of his valve-specials came against Fulham, February '06

  • Celebrating a second successive brace the following week at Fratton Park

  • Receiving some friendly Scouse advice, February '06

  • Showing off against Wigan in the League Cup final, February '06

  • Trophy no.2

  • No World Cup hangover as Ronaldo and Rooney run riot against Fulham on the opening day of the season in a 5-1 win, August '06

  • A second free-kick against Portsmouth, November '06

  • Celebrating a crucial match-winner at Fulham after a sublime solo run, February 2007

  • Savouring a first Champions League goal in The 7-1 against Roma, April '07

  • A scrappy opener against Milan, April '07

  • Title no.1, May '07

  • A third red card at Fratton Park, August '07

  • Asking for forgiveness after heading in the winner at former club Sporting, September '07

  • A third, and best, free-kick against Portsmouth, January 2008

  • Iconically kitted out in tribute to the Busby Babes against City, February '08

  • Channeling the spirit of Denis Law with a phenomenal header in Rome, April '08

  • An impudently ingenious flick against Villa, April '08

  • Title no.2, May '08

  • Scoring in the Champions League final, May '08

  • Despair

  • Relief

  • Glory

  • Reminding Aston Villa fans who's number one, November '08

  • A harsh red card and his second at Eastlands, November '08

  • The infamous self-withdrawal against Sunderland, December '06

  • Flanked by United's past Ballon d'Or winners Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton, with George Best there in spirit, December '08

  • Heading big in Japan against Gamba Osaka, December '08

  • World champion

  • World Player of the Year, 2008

  • A second League Cup, March '09