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Paulie Calafiore Talks Coming Out & The Perks of His Open Relationship

Paulie Calafiore Talks Coming Out & The Perks of His Open Relationship

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The bisexual reality star is getting candid on his liberating new chapter.

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Paulie Calafiore is living in his truth.

The reality TV star is known for his competitive edge on popular shows like Big Brother and The Challenge.

On the current season of The Challenge: USA, Calafiore came out as bisexual and is now opening up on his journey to accepting his queer identity.

"I had so much anxiety leading up to [my coming out.] I've been getting flooded by so many people from all different walks of life. I didn't realize how much that representation matters and it does matter. I'm seeing that now," Calafiore tells Out.

While this is a big personal milestone for Calafiore, the star is also staying true to his roots and the person he's always been.

"I want to move forward and just be who I am. I want to express who I am. I still want to be Paulie and I want people to understand that I'm a fierce competitor and I'm a badass. Now, I'm a bisexual badass!"

One of Calafiore's biggest supporters is his girlfriend Cara Maria Sorbello, who's also a popular contestant from The Challenge and a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

"I would say I'm very fortunate. I feel like a lot of the conversations and questions that might be a little difficult in that situation for a lot of people just weren't. I am getting a lot of messages from couples who are like that... married, kids, and everything. They feel so validated. We should go back to being a melting pot and that includes everybody just living their truth and live it amongst each other."

To see the full interview with Paulie Calafiore, check out the video below.

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Ricky Cornish is an on-air correspondent for Equal Pride, where he's breaking down the latest in pop culture for Out Magazine, Pride.com, Plus Magazine, The Advocate, and Out Traveler.

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Ricky Cornish is an on-air correspondent for Equal Pride, where he's breaking down the latest in pop culture for Out Magazine, Pride.com, Plus Magazine, The Advocate, and Out Traveler.

Based in Las Vegas, Ricky can be seen interviewing the biggest celebrities at red carpets and premiere events around the city.

To follow Ricky and see what's trending, you can follow him on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, andYouTube.