if you were literate you'd have grasped that I am iberian, not slavic.
I've always been asked which state I'm from, not country, so I'm pretty sure my accent, while nondescript, is effectively native.>>2330819
i am caucasian, so I don't know about racial preference, but generally if you are western or central european you are held in high enough regard.
where you may need to lie is indeed about being a "native" English speaker - in my experience you need to assert you are a native, end of discussion, and stand by that.>I spoke the language growing up, with family, and I'm bilingual>I actually think in English, not Portuguese
stuff like that. just flat out claim you are a native speaker, regardless of nationality, and if your fluency is up to scratch they'll believe you.
(assuming you really have N-like C2 proficiency)
The problem is generally in getting selected for the interview in the first place without the right nationality, so you'll need a strong CV to get you to the top of the pile ahead of most Americans: a respectable TEFL cert. like Trinity or CELTA, maybe even the DELTA, and/or work experience with big players like IH or BC.
At that point no one is questioning your fluency, so the playing field evens out.
But if you're gonna try to compete with Australians and Americans with an online TEFL certificate then yeah, you can forget it.