The Filipino star taped a new interview with Oprah Winfrey, who discovered the singer/actress almost a decade ago, and she told the TV titan she’s changing her look to embrace her “male soul”.
Charice, who announced she was gay last year (Jun13), insists she’ll never follow Cher’s son Chaz Bono, who underwent gender reassignment to become a man – but she wants to look like one. She explains, “I’m not exactly transitioning to a male, but basically my soul is, like, male. But I’m not going to go through that stage where I’m going to change everything – not change my body.
“I’ll cut my hair and wear boy clothes and everything, but that’s all.”
Charice also recalled the moment when she realised she was gay, adding, “‘I knew when I was five. 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.”
The interview airs in America today (19Oct14).