Oprah Winfrey Network has released a clip from the sit-down interview of YouTube sensation Charice Pempengco with Oprah.
In the clip, Oprah asked Charice when did she realize she’s gay. She answered:
“I knew when I was 5,” the 22-year-old singer revealed about being gay in a preview clip. “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.
Charice officially came out in the public as gay in June 2013.
When Oprah asked her if she considered transitioning to male, Charice explained:
“Not exactly transitioning to a male, but basically my soul is like male,” Charice shared. “But I’m not going to go through that stage where I’m going to change everything – not change my body….I would change, like, this look: Cut my hair and wear boy clothes and everything, but that’s all.”
Watch a preview clip below.