• slow-thinking (he's stupid to be more specific)
• lacks self confidence
• very terrible sense of direction
• loves the arts (singing, playing the piano, watching plays/musicals) and the sciences but only in secret
• tendency to mispronounce words
★ additional quirks include: tendency to strip when he's drunk or sleepwalking; his immaculate diligence of making sure there is a bag of nachos in his backpack; and his uncontrolled forceful grip which tends to annoy his friends.
★ sandro is a california-born japanese-brazilian high school senior. his family lived in california until the first five years after he was born, then moved back to são paulo, brazil, where he grew up until he was fifteen. they returned to california by then and lived there until now.
★ sandro is currently a member of ridgeview high's wrestling team, which gives him the tendency to choke-hold his friends. he's not the best player in the bunch--in fact, he is not confident with his strength and skills even after playing for three years with the team--but he committed to remain in the team for 'social status' and potential scholarship when he goes into post-secondary.
★ he is self-admittedly intellectually-challenged, like most jocks; but he actually wants to learn much about science, music and theatre. he has never told this to anyone because of fear of being ridiculed; so he enjoys these things in secret--he's gone incognito watching plays and musicals, and has been playing the piano kept in their house's dirty storage.
★ sandro dreams of playing jean valjean or marius in les miserables; or taking a course in music science or sound engineering; but he knows his mental ability will not allow to take such "brainy courses".