Filipino pop singer formerly known by the stage name Charice. His 2010 self-titled debut album propelled him to fame, with the hit single “Pyramid” peaking at number 56 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2012, he began judging the Phillipine X Factor.
Born Charice Pempengco, he competed in dozens of singing contests as a child to help support his family, then developed more of a following through YouTube videos.
He played the role of Sunshine Corazon on three episodes of Fox’s hit series Glee from 2010 to 2011.
He was raised with a brother named Carl. He dated Alyssa Quijano from 2013 to 2017. He came out as transgender in 2016 and changed his name from Charice to Jake in 2017.
He acted alongside Jane Lynch on Glee.