Brazil’s Got Talent! Interview with André Vasco

By: Triptrotting Team

Triptrotting is making a connection with people all over the world.  We caught up with another one of our Ultimate Triptrotter contest judges, MTV VJ, Host of Brazil’s Got Talent, André Vasco, to get an exclusive interview of what traveling and culture means to him.  Don’t worry, we also got him to tell us what he is looking for in the Ultimate Triptrotter!

What’s your background?

I graduated with a marketing degree and have worked in an advertising agency, done video producing and worked at Nestlé. I played the violin in a youth orchestra and I have been a VJ at MTV Brazil with experiences in front and behind the camera.

What is your job and what do you like about it?

Currently, I am the host of a program similar to “America’s Got Talent” in Brazil. I absolutely love what I do. I do a lot of research about other cultures and always try to incorporate it into my work. I enjoy talking with people, teach, entertain, thrill…

How many countries have you been to?

I’ve been in Mexico, Cuba, Panamá and a few times in the United States.  Travel is the best way to experience the real culture. It will change your life!  I think its great what Triptrotting is doing! The world as a whole is borderless and people must unite. As soon as you learn more about other cultures, you’ll realize there’s more to love.

Anyone that inspires you to continue what you do?

My mother. She’s always with me and supports me in my choices and paths.

Any advice for those who want to do what you do?

Believe in yourself.  Battle, fight, and do not give up. Be Rocky Balboa!

Any advice for Triptrotters?

Go see other cultures and be open and willing to learn.  Each culture is individually unique and be accepting of the differences.  That’s how you’ll discover new things.  Your personal growth is super related to your professional life so combining them is the best way.  One will help the other!

So the big question – What are you looking for in the Ultimate Triptrotter?

I’m looking for someone who is eager to connect with others and eager to exchange information and share different knowledge.  It’s what Triptrotting is all about!

See more of André in action!

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About triptrotting

Triptrotting is a global community of world travelers and local hosts (aka "Triptrotters"), who are matched together based on compatibility. Whether you are going to study abroad, traveling for work or adventure seeking in a new country, having a local friend can go a long way. Our online platform and our proprietary matching algorithm will guide and suggest compatible local hosts for you that you would actually be interested in meeting based on factors such as your interest and personality.

Posted on May 17, 2011, in Triptrotting Team and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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