Chaz Bono Feels '100% Male,' Ready to Date

Wonderwall, Friday, January 6, 2012, 10:39am (PST)
  • Entertainment Tonight -- After breaking up with his girlfriend of six years, Jennifer Elia, and calling off their engagement in December, Chaz Bono is ready to hit the dating scene again -- and he's using his "Dancing With the Stars" experience to his advantage.

    "What a great skill: to be able to take a woman dancing ... and actually know what you're doing!," Bono tells People in a new interview. "I really want to start dancing again."

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    He also shares that despite not undergoing a sex change operation, he feels "100 percent male."

    "People focus on what's between your legs," says Bono. "If I never have bottom surgery [the procedure by which a penis is created], I'm fine. I feel 100 percent male as I am."

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    Bono reveals in the new interview that he's been keeping the weight off he lost on "DWTS" by boxing and also skiing over the holidays -- a sensitive activity he recently picked up again after being understandably "turned off" for some time.

    "First I was a drug addict and then my dad died skiing, so that kind of turned me off a bit."


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