Jesi Corcuera to fellow trans man Jake Zyrus: "Proud of you, Brotha!"

by Bernie V. Franco
Jul 11, 2017
Former PBB housemate Jesi Corcuera (right) expressed his support for fellow transgender man Jake Zyrus (left). 

Jesi Corcuera expressed how proud he is of fellow transgender man Jake Zyrus—formerly known as Charice Pempengco—via Twitter.

Jesi posted his tweets after Jake's guest appearance on Gandang Gabi Vice last Sunday, July 9.

In the said episode, the singer, who was previously dubbed as “the most talented girl on earth,” opened up about his sexuality and personal life.

This is something that Jesi was able to relate to because, according to his tweet, he also experienced the same thing.

In his other tweets, Jesi also tagged Vice Ganda, another member of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community.

Jesi also posted some entries about the struggles of members of the LGBT community and the call for acceptance in the society.

Jake Zyrus, on the other hand, acknowledged Jesi and thanked him.

In his last tweet, Jesi even invited Jake Zyrus to his YouTube channel and talk about being a trans man.

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It was only this June when Jake Zyrus dropped his old name Charice for a new screen name, which the singer also uses in his social media accounts.

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Jesi, on the other hand, was the first openly lesbian contestant of StarStruck: The Next Level (2006-2007), the reality-based artista search of GMA Network.

In 2016, Jesi returned to the limelight as one of the housemates of ABS-CBN's Pinoy Big Brother Lucky 7.

This time, he introduced himself as a trans man.

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Former PBB housemate Jesi Corcuera (right) expressed his support for fellow transgender man Jake Zyrus (left). 
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