Wednesday, April 11, 2012

MTV Star Says "It Really Does Get Better"

"RJ Berger"'s Paul Iacono is coming out of the closet, and wants young people to know that they are not alone. He released the following statement:

“I tried coming out a couple of times as a kid, from 13-14 on, and was always squashed on. I went to the Professional Performing Arts school in Manhattan. My father found an email correspondence of me planning a date with another male student, very innocent. I had to deny it. I was just coming to terms with the fact that I was bisexual, which culturally I do identify with as a gay man — I am attracted to girls, I’m just attracted to guys much more. My father quickly stomped that. He wanted to pull me from the school. I had to feign heterosexuality for a couple of years. It messed with my head. It took me a longer time to be OK with it. It was not until I was 18 that I came out with my mom and 20 with my dad.”

Paul also said that he wants to be a role model. You can catch him on the new MTV show, “Kenzie’s Scale".

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