"This is a difficult question to ask," begins host Boy Abunda via a Huffington Post translation of the interview. "I don't know how to phrase this. Only because I believe you don't owe anybody an explanation. I believe that talent has nothing to do with sexual orientation and gender identity. But it needs to be asked, so I'm going to ask it. Put simply, Charice, are you a lesbian?"
"I have a chance to do all of this internationally," she responded. "[...] But I chose this place because I have a deep sense of gratitude to the Filipinos. Because I felt that I wanted it to be them, for them to learn what I am and who I am. Yes, I am a [lesbian]."