This Tuesday at Credicard Hall in São Paulo the 12th Brazilians of the Year Award ceremony took place. The event promoted by Três publishing house honors Brazilian nationals who stood out in a variety of fields during the year 2011 – from the arts to culture, economics and national development.
Anderson Silva, the middleweight champion of the UFC, was one of those honored, and was awarded the trophy for Brazilian of the Year, with four others personalities – politicians Dilma Roussef, Gilberto Kassab and José Mariano Beltrame and professor Antonio Candido.
The “Spider” shared the stage with TV stars such as Cauã Reymond (also a Jiu-Jitsu black belt), Lilia Cabral, Fábio Assunção, Deborah Secco (GRACIEMAG cover girl in 2002) and the president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, who was herself a combatant, during the years of the Brazilian dictatorship. What responsibility, champ!