‘Glee’ Star Charice Pempengco Changes Name to Jake Zyrus
Charice Pempengco, who garnered fame on YouTube and appeared on episodes of Glee, now goes by the name Jake Zyrus.
The singer initially revealed to Oprah Winfrey three-years ago that he soul was male, and now Pempengco has taken the next step. She posted her first tweet as Jake, on social media on Sunday.
He wrote,”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.”
Zyrus also took to Instagram, to thank fans for their support. “From the bottom of my heart, thank you for the love and respect,” Zyrus wrote on Instagram. “I love you back and I’m sending peace to everyone.”
Zyrus expressed no plans to transition in the past, he only made mention of wearing “boy” clothes and cutting his hair.