Survivor Star Zeke Smith Says Being Outed As Transgender Has Made Him ‘Brave’ & ‘Bolder’!

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Zeke Smith, we truly are an inspiration!

As we reported final week, a Survivor: Game Changers star came out as transgender right before final Wednesday’s part where he was outed by now-eliminated competitor Jeff Varner.

On this week’s part of a strike CBS franchise, a uncover starts with Smith and co. during genealogical legislature where they plead a intolerable occurrence they only witnessed.

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While a integrate of a tribemates (rightfully) vocalized their annoy toward Varner, a trans Harvard connoisseur was blissful they didn’t emanate a bigger scene. The Oklahoma-native said:

“I didn’t wish people to cry and yell… we was really overwhelmed by how everybody responded.”

Even with all a hoopla, Smith doesn’t wish to be labeled by his gender.

“One of a reasons we didn’t tell people is we arrange of wanted people to see me as myself. Often in my life when we tell people I’m trans, it’s arrange of what they’re meddlesome in. And all else about me arrange of gets pushed to a wayside.”

Although being outed on inhabitant TV could be an intensely traumatizing event, a fan favorite credits a uncover for branch him into a stronger person. The 29-year-old pronounced in a confessional:

Survivor, it creates we tough, it creates we resilient, and it creates we adaptable… we consider we had all those qualities before, though they’ve positively been strengthened and grown. And we consider we was means to be a small some-more brave, and a small bolder, to assistance others, and also to get over my possess fears and to get over my possess issues and complexes and insecurities of being transgender.”

Drama aside, Zeke is focused on one thing, and one thing only: a $1 million dollar prize!

“It is heartening in this game… that people who are out to get we in some courtesy do come to your defense… But in a meantime, there’s still a charge during hand. A charge that I’m rather committed to. I’m here to win a million dollars. I’m here to play Survivor. So let’s only get behind to it.”

We’re rooting for you, dude!

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