Name: Pancho Mendez
Sexuality: Gay (closeted)
Appearance: Tan skin, 6'2, hazel eyes, chiseled body, rock hard abs Dark brown wavy hair. Often seen wearing his football varsity jacket. When not wearing in, he often wears plain black or white shirts, jeans and sneakers.
Personality: Pancho often comes off as undermeaning and arrogant. To most people. he is meaning, condescending and insensitive, often picking on the less popular students, especially the gay ones. Behind his mean facade however, he is truly sensitive, warm and loving. He can also be a good leader when he sets his mind to it. He would do anything for those he loves and cares for.
Backstory: Once a student of an exclusive all boys school, he saw how people who seemed the slightest bit "queer" were mistreated by other boys, thus hiding his true feelings inside. Hoping to fit in, he turned to sports and became a huge flirt with the women, hoping to mask what he really was. When Pancho got kicked out of the private school for his brash nature towards others (bullying, etc.), his parents transferred him to La Salle Academy. He continues to pretend he is straight and a tough guy, but deep inside, his true passion are singing and theater.
Clique: Jocks, Popular Kids
Club(s): Football Team, eventually Glee Club
Portrayer: Chris Riggi or Kiowa Gordon
Audition Song: A certain shade of green by Incubus
In Glee: Vocal FusionEdit
In Season 1, Episode 2, Pancho auditions for Glee Club (after Winter Allison Delgado) singing "A certain shade of green" by Incubus. Mr. Patch Princeton Evans knows him from Drama Club and considers Pancho to be one of his favourite students. He is cheered by the other students, and notably, is one of the few students to receive praise from Mr. Evans, who stands and applauds him, saying “Amazing, Pancho. As always.” Pancho is shown to be dating fellow auditionee Kitty Cole, who he kisses after leaving the stage.