‘Big Brother’ and ‘The Challenge’ Star Paulie Calafiore Comes Out As Bisexual

Paulie Calafiore

In a recent episode of ‘The Challenge: USA’, Paulie Calafiore came out as bisexual.

Calafiore was first known for his participation in ‘Big Brother 18’ in 2016. He then competed on ‘The Challenge: Final Reckoning’ and ‘The Challenge: War of the Worlds’ in 2018, ‘The Challenge War: of the Worlds 2’ in 2019, and the second season of ‘The Challenge: USA’ this 2023.

In an interview with US Weekly which came out after the episode aired, the 34-year-old reality TV star also shared his experiences before he came out and how trying not to express his sexuality negatively affected him.

“When I got out of college and went into professional sports, I was like ‘Alright, let me bottle this back up inside,’” he said although managing to express a little of himself back then. When he went on national television, he did the same thing.

“By doing that, I kind of showed, like, that really aggressive athletic side of me,” he continued. And I never got to also show the softer side of me, which I feel came from suppressing that again.”

He admitted that it was “a little scary” to reveal to the world his sexuality, but he also believed it was important for him to do so.

“I want people to understand other layers of me,” he said. “No matter what really happens from a competitive standpoint from here on out, I just know that I am staying true to myself. And that’s the only thing that I think we can do in life.”

Welcome to the queer family, Paulie!

 

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