Si Fabio Ide ang kauna-unahang Brazilian-Japanese, o Brapanese, model ng Mercator Model and Artist Management na dumating sa Pilipinas.
Kaya masasabing si Fabio ang nagbukas ng oportunidad para sa iba pang Brapanese models/actors—tulad nina Akihiro Sato, Hideo Muraoka, Daniel Matsunaga—para magkaroon ng career at pangalan sa Philippine showbiz and modelling industries.
Sabi ni Fabio sa PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), "Siyempre, masaya ako!
"Kasi I was the first one to pumunta dito, tsaka pagdating dito, after, I called si Akihiro, si Daniel...
"Para, 'O, dapat kayo pumunta dito kasi masaya dito tsaka madami work!'
"And then siyempre, masaya. I'm really...proud ako to be part of Mercator.
"I've been with them for almost six years na pala, so matagal na talaga, di ba?
"And then si Jonas [Gaffud, Mercator head], yung manager ko, I really, really, you know...
"I have no words to express how happy I am with him as a manager, as a friend also.
"Yung mga staff ng Mercator, lahat really professional talaga.
"They really work hard to put the name of the agency up and the name of the artistas."
Sabi pa ni Fabio, "I was the first one to arrive [here in the Philippines].
"I arrived as a model and then, now, I became an artista, di ba?
"So, I can't complain. I'm really happy with all the blessings and everything.