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Cher’s new son savors manhood, starts shaving
Chaz Bono, the showbiz scion formerly known as Chastity Bono until he underwent a sex change, is enjoying his belated initiation into manhood. Especially the shaving.
“I shave about once a week now,” Bono, 40 (pictured at left in his previous incarnation), told “Entertainment Tonight” in a two-part interview that will air Thursday and Friday (check local listings).
“It kind of started to come in just like peach fuzz. I always wanted to shave. It is a very natural process. For my birthday I got a lot of shaving stuff.”
Bono, the son of singer/actress Cher and late impresario/politician Sonny Bono, said he began his lifelong regimen of male hormones in March and had his breasts removed. He declined to discuss anything “below the waist.”
“(I’m) still not anywhere near what I will look like but really for the first time I am feeling much more comfortable with how I look physically,” he said.
He also dodged a question about his mother’s reaction. Bono has previously said that Cher was initially uncomfortable when he came out to his parents as a lesbian aged 18.
“The most important thing about this for me is that my outsides are finally starting to match my insides,” he said. “I feel like I’m living in my body for the first time and it feels really good.”