In 2016, Paulie was introduced on BB18 as the older brother of Cody Calafiore, who had already appeared on BB16 and finished as the runner-up. Cody eventually returned for Big Brother 22: All-Stars and won the season, whereas Paulie continued his reality TV career on The Challenge franchise. Namely, he competed on The Challenge: Final Reckoning, The Challenge: War of the Worlds, The Challenge: War of the Worlds 2, and season two of The Challenge: USA.
Over the weekend, Calafiore did a series of interviews coming out as bisexual and shared a post on social media to celebrate this huge moment in his life. “So many emotions right now I haven’t even had a chance to process. My heart is bleeding with gratitude. My soul is burning with humility,” the Challenge star wrote. “I’m so sad I had an early exit but I am so happy that I was able to show you another layer of myself and my journey. To all the new friendships I’ve made, to all the old friendships repaired. I love all of you and I can’t wait to show you how much stronger I come back. The support is so beautiful. I want to thank The Challenge (…) for believing in my return. A special thank you to [Anthony Allen Ramos] & [GLAAD] for helping me share my story! I appreciate the support through the years, Shaun T and Frankie Grande. I finally feel seen and free.”
LGBTQ+ fans of Big Brother and The Challenge have been thirsting over Paulie Calafiore for years. Now that he’s an out bisexual man, one can expect that the thirst will be turned up even higher!
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