Former Glee star: My soul is male, but I’m not transitioning
Former Glee actress Charice Pempengco has said she considers her “soul” to be male – but isn’t transgender.
The Filipino actress and singer – who appeared on Glee as Rachel Berry’s rival Sunshine Corazon – came out as a lesbian last year.
The 22-year-old unveiled a dramatic change of look in an interview with the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Pempengco said: “I’m not exactly transitioning, but my soul is male.
“I’m not going to go through that stage where I’m going to change everything. I don’t want to change my body.
“I will change to this look – I cut my hair and wear boy clothes and everything, but that’s all.”
On coming out, she added: “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 it felt special. When I was 10 I found the word, I’m gay.”
The full interview will air on the OWN Network in the US on Sunday night.
Watch the clip below: