In a recent interview, Big Brother star Zach Rance has opened up about his bisexuality and even said he hooked up with a fellow castmate.
Rance, 30, went on YouTube to participate in a virtual conversation on the With Love, Alexa and the Mental Health Collection channel on Tuesday.
Rance said in the talk that he had only been attracted to women previously, and considered himself straight, but that changed when he started getting close to Big Brother season 16 castmate Frankie Grande.
“I fell in love with who he was as a person,” Rance said. While the pair were on the show there had been commentary from viewers about the closeness of their friendship. “Super funny, super smart. Good looking guy. As time went on, we got so close that I wasn’t really sure if I had feelings for him or not. You know, I’ve always been straight so it was never a thing to like guys.”
After the season ended, the two stayed close and one night it led to a hookup. “He was the first guy that I ever hooked up with. After that night, I was very unsure about the direction of my sexuality because I like women,” he said. “And after we hooked up, I was very uncertain about what was my next move.”
Rance also said that after Grande, he hooked up with a guy he met at a photo shoot. But he still wasn’t sure what label fit him best.
“The more I thought about being with a guy … you know, making out is one thing. But doing more than making out with a guy is something that I just don’t want to do and I’d never tried it,” he said.
However, he says he definitely considers hooking up with men a good experience. “I just want to come out and say that I enjoyed hooking up with Frankie and the other guy I hooked up with, clearly I enjoyed it," he said.
Now, Rance says that he feels comfortable in his sexuality and calling himself bisexual. He said, “I just wanted to come out and say that and be transparent and come out and say ‘I am bisexual,’ even though I do lean more toward heterosexuality.”
He says he came out in hopes that he can inspire some confidence and a willingness to be more open minded about sexuality.