Born in Santo André, São Paulo, Paulo André is 23 years old and is an Olympic athlete. Son of former sprinter Carlos José Camilo de Oliveira, who represented Brazil in competitions in the 1980s, he started in athletics in the sports initiation project set up by his father in Vila Velha, Espírito Santo.
He already holds titles of great importance in the sport: he reached the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympic Games in the 100 meters; he was five-time champion of the Brazil Athletics Trophy in the 100 meters; silver medal in the 100 meters at the Pan American Games in Lima 2019; and gold in the 4x100m relay for Brazil in the same competition. In this last modality, he was also responsible for closing the race and guaranteeing the gold for the country in the 2019 World Relays, held in Yokohama, Japan.
A lover of speed and with a competitive streak, Paulo considers himself moved by challenges and new experiences. The athlete, who is used to dealing with pressure situations, says he is “quiet, low profile”. But he says that maintaining the strategy in the face of coexistence can be an obstacle: “I think I’ll be able to play the game, but playing with people will be my main challenge”, he says. Being well dressed is also a concern; likes to bet on creative and daring looks.
For Paulo, Big Brother Brasil is an opportunity to go beyond sport, as he says he is interested in the artistic universe and sees reality as a chance to make that dream come true. Connected to music, he plays guitar and drums.