JOÃO PAULO DAMAZIO DOS SANTOS, BORN ON 04/15/1989 IN THE STATE OF ALAGOAS IN NORTHEASTERN OF BRASIL. Actually, Model and Footballer in Brasil, Known for the many fashion shows and international advertising campaigns for various prestigious brands such as: Polo, Fila, Levi’s, Calvin Klein, Diesel, Nike, Adidas, L’Oréal Paris, Renoma Paris, but as many different editorial services for magazine’s: Harper’s Bazaar, Daman, Cosmopolitan, Adon and much more.
A BRILLIANT CAREER, DESPITE YOUR YOUNG AGE, HOW DOES THE WORLD OF FASHION MATCH THE WORLD OFFOOTBALL?WHICH OF THE TWO WORLDS REPRESENTS YOU THE MOST?
“Football was my first big dream and I tried every way to make it come true but we all know how the competition is here in Brazil but when the international model career started this dream came back with more possibilities for success because outside Brazil it is relatively easier but at that point I had already decided that I wanted to be someone in the fashion world, football is in the background with total priority in my modeling career”.
YOU HAVE DONE SO MANY ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS, FASHION SHOWS, TELL US THE EXPERIENCE THAT STRUCK YOU THE MOST EVER?
“Every job are special in some way for me but the fashion week in mexico was unforgettable, the underwear campaign for Diesel in Italy was something very remarkable because it was my first time in europe, and a tv commercial for Smirnoff in Brazil was something surreal where I was one of the protagonists”.
YOU LOVE TO TRAVEL…WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO KEEP AT THE END OF A TRIP? WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE DESTINATION?
“Yes, i really love to travel, i am not a materialist person, i like taking good pictures everywhere i go and making new friends. so, I don’t have a favorite destination, but I really love romantic and historic places with good food, so Italy is in my heart for sure”.
FOOTBALLER… HOW DO YOU LIVE THIS EXPERIENCE? WHAT TEAM DO YOU CURRENTLY PLAY ON?
“This experience was more intense when I was younger but the opportunity to live outside Brazil made me meet people who liked my style of play and ended up signing some contracts abroad, amateur teams In South America and Asia, due to the pandemic,I’m currently in Brazil waiting for new opportunities. The last team I played was last year called “avengers”, an amateur team in Indo- nesia with a lot of potential”.
WHU IS PAULO DAMAZIO OUT OF THE SPOTLIGHT? HOBBY?
“I am a homely person who loves to cook and watch a good movie, I love to read, I love making new friends, I love to do workout, playing football, I love playing video games, I am a person who likes to listen more than talk and evolve more every day, without charges just hard work and living each day to be happy”.
I KNOW YOU LOVE ITALY BUT NOT ONLY FOR THE FANTASTIC LANDSCAPE AND THE EXCELLENT FOOD. I KNOW YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY DESPITE THE DISTANCE? ARE YOU THINKING OF MOVING TO THIS COUNTRY FOR LOVE?
“My big dream has always been to get married to have a big family, pets, these old school things haha, i have a big and old love story with an incredible woman, her name is Iris Paula and she lives in Italy, I always followed my heart and I don’t like distance relationships so if it is necessary to move somewhere for love, I see no problem in this but of course always with my feet on the floor”.
FUTURE PROJECTS ?
“I am a person with many plans but we are living in a very delicate moment where the whole world is upside down, in other words, it is very difficult to make plans until this pandemic is over. How ever, there are proposals for jobs in Europe and the United States. I really want to invest in my modeling career and also study and prepare myself in the near future to try something as an actor and always leaving the doors open for something in the middle of the sport too. But the only thing right now is to live each day and be happy every day and grateful for everything I have”.