Chico Assis: Chico describes himself as empty-headed. Sometimes works as a model since he already has a job with an advertising firm. "I came to Sao Paulo seven years ago. There is nothing much in the way of jobs in my native city, Salvador. I achieved my aims by falling and getting up." Chico's father is Afro-Brazilian, his mother indigenous. "It's a combination I like. I enjoy living in my skin." Chico would not be Chico if he wasn't keen on sport. Apart from capoeira, which comes from the city of his birth, he rows and plays football and volleyball. He also swims and plays basketball.