‘Glee’ star Charice Pempengco comes out as trans man

The crazy-talented singer before famous as Charice Pempengco has announced his new name, Jake Zyrus, on both Twitter and Instagram. Jake became a YouTube prodigy after appearing on a Filipino talent show, Little Big Kid, during a age of 13. Prior to that, Jake had competed in talent shows to try and acquire income after his family fled a horribly violent situation with his father.

Jake was detected and his star shot into a stratosphere. Oprah Winfrey deliberate Jake one of a many talent people she’d ever heard. With Oprah’s help, Jake connected with David Foster and went on to perform with Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Andrea Bocelli and Céline Dion, an statue of Jake’s. In addition, he expelled an album, Charice, and seemed on 3 episodes of Glee as unfamiliar sell tyro Sunshine Corazon. And during this crazy float to stardom, Jake has been on another journey, realizing his loyal self.

World, meet Jake Zyrus. 

The 25-year-old Filipino singer, formerly famous as Charice Pempengco, announced a name change on amicable media scarcely 3 years after telling Oprah Winfrey that “my essence is like male.” Zyrus, who found celebrity by YouTube and guest appearances on Glee in 2010, common a intense summary to fans over a weekend. 

In 2013, Zyrus came out as lesbian, after addressing an apparent picture change. “I know some people are some-more used to a aged Charice, a ballad thespian with a pigtails,” a hostess reportedly common during a time. “For me, in my heart, I’ve always wanted to be some-more edgy, rock, some-more [on the] dim side. we know some people consider that this is really rebel though it’s not. It’s only me evolving. It’s me transforming into another chairman that is totally me.”

Then one year later, a “Pyramid” singer—who Winfrey dubbed “the many gifted lady in a world”—sat down to share a new revelation with a media mogul. When asked about a probable transition, Zyrus explained, “Not accurately transitioning to a male, though fundamentally my essence is like male.”

Jake added, “But I’m not going to go by that theatre where I’m going to change everything—not change my body. we would change, like, this look: Cut my hair and wear child garments and everything, though that’s all.”

[From E! News]

Monday he posted a following to Twitter and Instagram:

From a bottom of my heart, appreciate we for a adore and respect. we adore we behind and I’m promulgation assent to everyone.

A post common by Jake Zyrus (@jakezyrusmusic) on Jun 17, 2017 during 10:23pm PDT

Jake recover his fifth studio manuscript Catharsis final year. we am awed by his strength, deliberation that he was shocked of his father (who was after murdered in a street) and that he had to support his family during such a immature age. I’m gay to know he’s found assent and success. His mom contingency have supposing an amazingly secure sourroundings for him to have such certainty while being surrounded by doubt in a outward world. So acclamation to everyone, including Oprah and David Foster who have upheld Jake from a start.

And he looks good in this suit!


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