It was unmistakably hard for Jake Zyrus to be open about his journey to being a trans man, but it seems that all the hate and criticism are not enough to break this hero. During his transition last year, the international singer announced that he has undergone a breast removal procedure through what they call as “top surgery” or, in medical terms, is a female to male (FTM) chest reconstruction surgery.
“Dr. Manny and Pie Calayan—sila yung gumawa. I’m so happy kasi sobrang—hindi naman sa ano—pero maganda. I know hindi pa ako nagpapa-sex transplant, pero I feel complete.”
For the first time ever, Jake uploaded a topless snapshot of himself taken at Anguib Beach in Santa Ana, Cagayan. And even without a smile, it’s safe to say that the Original Pilipino Music (OPM) staple has never been happier and more confident in his own skin.
Written in the caption were the words:
“Di pa game eh. Pero yung go pro atat. Kala mo tuloy naghahanap ng away. Hahaha!”
For someone who has become familiar with bashers and critics raining in on his timeline, Jake thought it best to turn the commenting function off.
Apart from the top surgery, Jake also admitted to taking intravenous testosterone booster every three months, which explains the growth of his mustache and the development of his man-like voice.
“Masaya ako, pero nahihiya ako. Hindi pa rin kasi ako makapaniwala. Kasi parang dati—and I’m sure madaming makaka-relate na mga transmen there—siyempre kung hindi ka pa nagkakaroon ng bigote, minsan nagdro-drawing ka pa sa mukha mo, kasi yun yung pangarap mo. So, parang every day, pag nagigising ako ngayon, I know two months pa lang siya… My god! Parang nagpi-freak out ka kasi siyempre parang all your life… kumbaga, parang nagbibinata ka.”
You do you, Jake!
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