One other stereotype concerning Brazil that I very frequently encounter (and thus have to face) is the one of race.
Many are those who believe everyone in Brazil is either black or mulatto. Being white, people sometimes think I cannot be Brazilian or even that I am not Brazilian enough. Very often I find myself justifying the fact that I look the way I do and still come from the country I come. I am not kidding.
In our culture, anyone who is born here is considered Brazilian, no matter where one’s parents came from or how they look like. No question about that.
My new favorite male model is also white and very handsome. Here’s Francisco Lachowski:
Some stereotypes are just lovely to be broken.