Charice Pempengco is a young pop singer who became famous in her early years. She became a YouTube sensation and earned thousands of followers on her channel. Just recently, Pempengco announced the name change on the social media as Jake Zyrus. Apparently, it was nearly three years ago since she told Oprah Winfrey that she felt her soul is a male. As Zyrus posted her first post in the social media, she shared a heartfelt message to all her fans around the world.

The former "Glee" star wrote, "My first tweet as Jake." Everyone became overwhelmed of Pempengco's new tweet as Zyrus. Some of her fans expressed their support while others did not.

Nonetheless, Zyrus has been thankful to all her fans who have respected her decision. In an Instagram post, she wrote, "From the bottom of my heart, thank you for the love and respect."

Change of image

It was in 2013 when Zyrus officially announced to the public that she is a lesbian. Amid the fact that most people were used to call her Charice and loved her for being a female singer, Zyrus explained that she wanted to express what is really inside her heart; something that is the dark side of her.

Meanwhile, Zyrus further explained that what she did is not about something being rebellious; instead, she was just transforming into the kind of person that she is.

A year later, the "Pyramid" singer, who was dubbed as the "most talented girl in the world" by Winfrey, shared a new revelation that her soul is a male. Nonetheless, she added that she’s not going to engage in any physical transformation or surgery.

Top 10 on Billboard 200

Pempengco, or better known as Jake Zyrus on her new name, was known as the first Asian solo singer to be included in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200.

Apparently, she was into the heights of her career back in 2010 when she released her album "Charice." She gained a spot in "Glee" sometime in 2011 and became one of the loved characters of the show as Sunshine Corazon.

Further, she has also guested to Oprah Winfrey's Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. When she was 16, she got the chance of performing on the same stage with the popular singer, Celine Dion, at Madison Square Garden.

With the changes that she has been going through right now, Zyrus explained that she is not going to change everything about her; not physically. However, she has to cut her hair short like male and to wear a dress like a boy. When asked about what's next in her career, Zyrus is yet to give comments about it.

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