|Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco
|Cabuyao, Laguna, Philippines
|4 feet 9 inches
|Singer and Acor
|27 years old
Charmaine Charice Relucio Pempengco, popular as Jake Zyrus, is a gifted Filipino singer and a television figure. The budding vocalist rose to limelight after transforming his gender orientation to male.
The 27-year-old Filipino performs her songs in concerts at different locations and also featured on the famous show Glee in 2019. Zyrus went through a dire strait in her journey to become a well-known star today. So, today, we focus much on Zyrus’s path to success.
Earns an Astonishing Net Worth of $6 Million
In 2019, the Laguna born Jake Zyrus makes a whooping net worth of $6 million. The singer cum actor is actively contributing to the glamor industry since 2005.
Zyrus was the first Asian solo vocalist to reach the top ten of Billboard 200 with her album Charice ranked eighth. The Glee star earns an immense fortune from different concerts over different locations in the world.
Zyrus’s My Inspiration Led to her Breakthrough in 2010
The budding teen star got her big break as she released her second album, My Inspiration, in May 2010. The collection includes some of her best songs like Always You and You and Me Against the World.
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The transgender artist also held the privilege to perform in the US Presidential pre-inaugural event at Washington D.C. The Glee actor also played at Oscar events, Oscar Night at Mr.Chow’s and Oprah’s Oscar after Party in front of top global artists.
Worked with Bruno Mars on Second International Album Infinity
The Phillipino singer released her second global album titled Infinity in 2011. Impressively, one of her songs was written by one of America’s best singers, Bruno Mars.
The album was a massive hit according to the response it got and the association with Bruno Mars led to soaring exposure.
Zyrus is Popular on Television
The 27-year-old actor regularly graced the television screen in different reality shows like Maalaala Mo Kaya, ASAP, and May Bukas Pa. She bagged a third place in 2005’s Little Big Star, which got him a lot of media exposure.
Meanwhile, the Philipino performed the guest role in Asia’s Got Talent, Tonight with Boy Abunda, and The Voice of the Phillippines.
Played Few Episodes in Fox’s Glee
The talented actor portrayed Sunshine Corazon in the American comedy-musical-drama, Glee. She made a scintillating debut and featured in about three episodes.
At the age of 19 at that time, Zyrus signed for five episodes in Glee. However, she did not appear in more than three-episode as Fox blamed Charice’s busy schedule for being the cause. In fact, rumors say that Lea, the star of the show, did not enjoy the vibe around Glee’s new singer acquisition.
Zyrus sang on The Ellen Show
Young Jake Zyrus made her mark on top of the Hollywood world as she received an invitation on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
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The Ellen Show is the destination to top global celebrities around the world, and it was such a privilege for Zyrus to be a part of it.
Jake Zyrus is a Winner
The transgender male experienced immense success since her early days with multiple accolades like ALIW Awards, Mayor Ivo, MYX Awards, etc. Furthermore, she won the BPinoy Award, Coolest Female Singer in Yahoo OMG Award, and performer of the year on the GMMSF Box-office entertainment award.
Jake Zyrus is a TransGender Male
After enjoying plenty of success in the industry, Jake Zyrus gave a shocking revelation as a transgender person in June 2017. Not everyone, especially her family, was supportive on her decision, but it was what it was.
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Surprisingly, the majority of fans were positive about her decision, which she is very thankful for till date.
Initially, the Glee actor was scared of opening up on her identity due to the traditional Phillippines society. As she decided to change her gender, she did not stand by her birth name of Charice and thus made it Jake Zyrus.
As per reports, Zyrus removed both her breasts on March 2017 and took testosterone shots in April.
Zyrus in a Serious Relationship with Shy Aquino
The multi-talented artist, Jake Zyrus is currently dating Shy Aquino. The musician’s girlfriend is just as skilled as him since he works as a registered Nutritionist, Dietitian, and fitness coach.
Jake often posts on her Instagram with photos with his dear girlfriend. The duo looks adorable together, but they have not married yet.
Zyrus Used to Date Alyssa Quijano
The re-born vocalist Zyrus dated Alyssa Quijano for four years. The Glee actor shared a live-in relationship with his former partner.
Although things looked quite good, they broke up on April 2017, maybe due to her changed life interests.
Quick Facts: Jake Zyrus
- Jake Zyrus shared the screen at The Oprah Winfrey Show with global sensation, Justin Bieber.
- She sang the Philippine national anthem in front of a crowd of more than half a million.
- Unfortunately, Zyrus’s beloved father, Ricky Pempengco, 40, was stabbed to death, which eventually canceled one of her concerts in Singapore.
- When she changed her identity, she thought she would never do music again but later decided to come back.
- In 2012, the transgender artist judged the famous singing show, ABS-CBN‘s The X-Factor.
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