The 22 year-old starlet speaks candidly about coming to terms with her sexuality with Oprah Winfrey on the OWN show 'Where Are They Now?.'
Just over a year ago, singer and actress Charice Pempengco, who played Sunshine Corazon on 'Glee,' came out as gay during an interview on a Philippines talk show, and now she is ready to speak candidly about coming to terms with her sexuality.
Charice speaks with Oprah Winfrey about the moment she realized she was gay
In a new interview with Oprah Winfrey on the OWN show 'Where Are They Now?,' the 22 year-old starlet describes how her "soul is like male," and recalls the first time she realized she was a lesbian.
"I knew when I was five," Charice says in a clip obtained by E!News. "I was in grade school and I saw this girl and I felt different. I didn't know what it was but I just knew that time, like it felt special. And when I was 10 I was like, 'Oh, that's it. I'm gay.' I found the word."
"So you struggled with transgender, did you?" Winfrey then asks. "Were you thinking about transitioning to become a male?"
"Not exactly transitioning to a male, but basically my soul is like male," Charice explained. "But I'm not going to go through that stage where I'm going to change everything-not change my body. I would change, like this look: Cut my hair and wear boy clothes and everything, but that's all."
Charice, who is a huge star in her native Philippines, publically announced she was a lesbian in June 2013 in an interview with ABS-CBN program 'The Buzz.' "Yes, I am a tomboy," she at the time. "I don't know what's the problem with that. Because for me, there isn't a problem with that."
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