Meet Jake Zyrus everyone!
If that name doesn’t ring a bell, that’s because he was famously known as the talented young singer, Charice. 4 years since identifying as male, the Filipino singer has removed her old social media accounts and changed it to a new moniker.
Yesterday (Tuesday, 20th June), Zyrus posted his first official tweet, saying, “My first tweet as Jake. Overwhelmed. Saw all your love comments and I’m so happy. Finally. I love you, everyone and see you soon.”
This came after the 25-year-old entertainer uploaded his first photo on his new Instagram account with the caption, “From the bottom of my heart, thank you for the love and respect. I love you back and I’m sending peace to everyone.”
My first tweet as Jake. Overwhelmed. Saw all your love comments and I'm so happy. Finally. I love you, everyone and see you soon.
— Jake (@jakezyrus) June 20, 2017
Charice first shot to superstardom about a decade ago after debuting on South Korea’s “Star King”. The singer was then invited to the US to perform on popular talk shows including “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show”. The talented belter also appeared on the musical TV series, “Glee”.
In 2013, Charice came out as a lesbian, telling Oprah that the attraction to girls had been there since childhood and that his soul is basically male. He also had a brief falling out with his mother during that period. Fans would know that Zyrus was previously in a relationship with girlfriend Alyssa Quijano, but they decided to call it quits in April.
Here’s a look back when Jake Zyrus was Charice:
Regardless if you’re Charice or Jake Zyrus, we love you just the same ;)