"Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7" housemate Jerome Alcere has just come as gay as seen in the episode aired Monday, January 2.
Jerome took part in Kuya's challenge to throw a paint ball with a note attached to a "2016" canvas wall, signifying what he and his fellow housemates would like to leave behind for the new year.
On one of his turns, Jerome threw a ball that says "Hindi buo ang tiwala sa sarili", which he said that he learned to overcome inside the Big Brother house.
"Iniisip ang sasabihin ng iba," Jerome wrote on his last ball. He explained, "Marami akong mga worries, kung ano 'yung mga pwedeng sabihin sa akin ng mga tao sa labas at paano ako magiging totoo. This time hindi ko na 'to iisipin."
Then after saying each of his current housemates' names, he revealed, "I'm gay. I'm a gay man."
"Whatever stories I told you, it's real. It's true. But there's more. This is me," he said. "I just realized a few years ago that I am. I don't have any regrets. I'm proud, I'm happy, and I'm gay."
Jerome also has one request for his housemates and it's for them to treat him as they did before, and presumably the entire world.
"I hope kung paano niyo ko nakilala, paano niyo ko nirespeto bilang kuya niyo, ganoon pa rin kayo sa akin. Kasi walang magbabago, ito ako. Ganito pa rin."
Later in the episode, Jerome shared why he decided to come out before the eviction night.
"Gusto ko kung matapos man itong season na 'to o lumabas man tayo, at least nasabi ko sa inyo nang personal. Kasi kayo-kayo talaga 'yung naging pamilya ko dito," he said to his housemates.
The outside world seems to still want to see more of him, as he was spared from eviction yesterday. Baninay Bautista and Wil Dasovich were declared evicted after garnering the lowest percentage of votes, but they will not leave the show just yet.
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