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No One Knew That I’m Transgender

THE REALITY CONTESTANT SAYS HE HOPES SOMETHING POSITIVE COMES FROM BEING PUBLICLY OUTED ON TV

When Zeke Smith was cast on Survivor in 2016, the Brooklyn-based asset manager didn’t necessarily plan on sharing that he was transgender: “I didn’t want to be the ‘first transgender Survivor star,’ ” says Smith, 29,

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