A Brazilian Big Brother contestant confirmed rumors that he digs dudes:
A 31-year-old psychiatrist competing on the wildly popular “Big Brother Brasil 8” ended a week of rabid speculation by acknowledging he is gay. Marcelo, from Uberaba in the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, came out to another contestant this week — making headlines throughout the country.
“I am a normal person,” he said, but came clean when Thalita asked if he had a boyfriend at the moment. “Everyone knows now, so I can talk. There is someone who fills my heart,” Marcelo replied.
Marcelo had attempted to deflect rumors earlier in the week, but reversed course and released a statement saying, “I know that many will condemn me for coming out, but I don’t fear something so natural. God made me this way, and I have pride in myself.”