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Jake Zyrus gets featured in international men’s magazine GQ: ‘This one’s for all of you’

Singer Jake Zyrus dedicates his latest interview on his journey as a transgender man to all the members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Jake Zyrus gets featured in international men’s magazine GQ: ‘This one’s for all of you’-Rhea Manila Santos
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Rhea Manila Santos

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07/01/2022 10:17 AM
Jake Zyrus gets featured in international men’s magazine GQ: ‘This one’s for all of you’
Photo credit to @martindiegor and @GQ Instagram

After removing all of his previous posts on Instagram, singer Jake Zyrus finally posted his first message just in time to celebrate of Pride Month last June 30. The 30-year-old artist, who first came out as a transgender in 2017, shared photos from his recent pictorial with international men’s publication GQ.

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He wrote, 


“Happy Pride Month, a little reminder that it’s okay to be myself. Thank you to those who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom of expression and acceptance.

“Thank you @gq for allowing me to tell my story and my journey as a transgender man.

“Thank you, @raymondangas for allowing me to express myself. Thank you @martindiegor for capturing the real me.   To @oli_crapaud for accommodating us! my forever love and respect to my mentor, and my godfather @davidfoster. To my manager @carlcabral_ for her patience, understanding and being there for me throughout my journey. To my best friend, @cheesyfbaby for supporting me all the way, for being there for me through good and bad times. Love you & I’m always proud of you.

“To my Jakesters, mahal ko kayong lahat.  

“To LGBTQIA+ community, this one’s for all of you. Mabuhay tayong lahat.”

Jake first rose to international recognition after making it as the first solo Asian artist to make it into the top 10 of the American Billboard charts, as well as unforgettable guest appearances on US talk shows Ellen in 2007 and Oprah in 2008. After Oprah, he was taken under the wing of his mentor, acclaimed record producer and music mogul David Foster, who once dubbed him as “the most talented girl in the world.” Prior to announcing he was a transgender, Jake (then known as Charice Pempengco) initially came out as a lesbian in 2013.

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A post shared by GQ (@gq)

On GQ’s official Instagram page, they wrote about the Filipino singer, “’Whether it’s Charice or Jake Zyrus, I’m a singer.’ Oprah once called @jakezyrusmusic the most talented kid in the world. And now after coming out in 2017 as a trans man, Zyrus is once again attempting to find his sound.”