Oprah Asks Former Glee Star Charice Whether She Considers Undergoing Gender Reassignment Surgery

Oprah sits down with Charice, the Filipina singer who rose to fame via YouTube, for a one-on-one interview that leads to a surprising revelation. Plus, get more celebrity updates from actress Carmen Electra, radio and TV personality Shadoe Stevens and singer Macy Gray.

Charice rose to fame through YouTube, after videos of her singing collected more than 15 million views. Former Glee star appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2010 with the release of her first studio album Charice, and was hailed by Oprah as ‘the most talented girl in the world.

Oprah Asks Former Glee Star Charice Whether She Considers Undergoing Gender Reassignment Surgery
Oprah Asks Former Glee Star Charice Whether She Considers Undergoing Gender Reassignment Surgery © Oprah

The Filipino talented singer became a household name after joining the cast of Glee during its second season, playing the role of Sunshine Corazon, an exchange student.

‘I just wanna say thank you personally to all my fans, to all the people who are still supporting me, who are still there for me, and honestly I am very, very happy.’

In a teaser clip, the 60-year-old presenter, Oprah asks:

‘Were you thinking about transitioning to become a male?’

Fans will have to watch Sunday’s show to find out Charice’s answer.

The star, known simply as Charice, looks a far cry from her younger, long-haired self, and sported a blonde buzz-cut and collared black shirt for her appearance on the show.

‘For me, in my heart, I’ve always wanted to be more edgy, rock, more [on the] dark side. I know some people think that this is very rebellious but it’s not. It’s just me evolving. It’s me transforming into another person that is totally me.’

Charice’s segment on Where Are They Now airs this Sunday night at 9/8c on the OWN.