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Rio Pacheco

Full Name

Rio Pacheco




Starlight Foundation


Road Manager and Engineer for The Holograms

Voiced By

Michael Sheehan

Rio Pacheco is the road manager and technical engineer for the Holograms, and is a long-time childhood friend and boyfriend of Jerrica Benton.


Rio is portrayed as being serious and honest, and takes things way too seriously. He also has a tendency to be hot-tempered, which makes him a bit of a hot head. Though Rio has a hot head per Rio also has personality,he will always be there for Jerrica if she needs his help. And there has been many times that Rio has saved Jerrica,or Jem from harm, like saving Jerrica and the holograms from falling off a clif. issues with secrecy and lying, especially whenever people are deceived. He can also not stand whenever he sees other's being lied to like in the episode Glitter and Gold when he told Kimber of when he thought that he saw her with two other men. Because of this, Jerrica is scared to tell him the truth about her alter ego, Jem, as she fears that that he will hate her for it and leave her. As a result, she doesn't tell him about her secret identity of being Jem and her friends don't tell him either. Although one time, Kimber told him by accident. Rio loves Jerrica, but his crush on Jem has complicated their relationship. But no matter what he loves them just as much. This isn't helped by Jem's willingness to play along, which only serves to complicate matters for the both of them. Like projecting holograms just in case he almost finds out about her secret. Not only is Rio in a position where another woman is flirting with him but, unbeknownst to him, Jem is completely aware of the situation she has put them in, but feels she cannot back out. For example Pizzazz has tried to flirt with only to aggravate Jem in season 1. Also Minx has flirted with him before but not anymore knowing that she has gotten over him.

Early Life

When Rio was young his family moved next door to Emmett and Jacqui Benton. That is when he began to learn about the music business from Emmett. He took an interest in the technical aspects of music, such as the equipment, lighting, and sound systems. Eventually he took classes in electrical engineering. Jerrica has fallen in love with him since the day he laid eyes on him. But apparently he didn't notice. Aja did hang out with him from time to time with projects mostly because she is a tomboy.

After Emmett died, Rio began to take care of Jerrica and the rest of the girls, and was always there to help them. Rio didn't always have romantic feelings for Jerrica, but love blossomed over time. Eventually he soon found her advances towards him hard to resist in high school, becoming captivated by both her beauty and free spirit. This was almost ruined when Rio spotted Jerrica with Eric Raymond, whom Jerrica had once had a little crush on when she did discover his true nature. Rio lost his temper and stormed off, and it took Jerrica two weeks to get him to cool off. Rio dislikes Eric very much even if he did know who he really is probably because he was jealous or he sees him as a bad man for everything he has done to Jerrica, and goes to great lengths to protect her from him. This escalates to the point where Rio punches Eric after the rival manager slaps her.


He has purple hair that has been lengthened to match the 80s look,and he would have a grey jacket with a pink shirt and brown pants.

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