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Former ‘Idol Philippines’ contestant Miguel Odron comes out

By: - Reporter
/ 10:04 PM June 30, 2020

Photo from @miguelodron on Instagram

MANILA, Philippines — Former “Idol Philippines” contestant Miguel Odron came out on social media on Tuesday, June 30, as pride month ends.

Odron recounted his “coming out moment” to his family in an Instagram post.

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“I’ve never had to come out in my life. My mom just knew. In college, I fell in love with a boy and brought him home, and that was that. No questions asked. The news spread in my family, so I never really got to experience that big coming-out moment. Until now I guess,” Odron said.

While he was never ashamed of being gay, Odron said he purposefully did not share his sexuality when he joined Idol Philippines so people would focus on his talent more.

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“When I joined Idol Philippines, I made a conscious choice with the producers of the show not to address my sexuality. To be clear, I’ve never been ashamed of being gay,” Odron said.

“I made that choice on Idol not because I wanted to present a fake version of myself to all of you, but because I wanted your focus to be on my voice, my music, and my writing,” he shared.

The singer also expressed thanks to some fans who have supported him along the way.

“If you’ve supported me and you feel hurt reading this or you feel lied to, I am sorry that you feel this way and I am still so thankful for the support all of you have given,” Odron said.

“I wanna make it clear that I never lied about my sexuality, I never pretended to be straight. I chose to stay quiet about a very small but very personal part of me. I am still the same person,” he went on.

Odron was among the top five contestants in “Idol Philippines” that aired in 2019.

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