Is Rustom Padilla death? Is BB Gandanghari dead? Bibi gandanghari died. Rustom Padilla is not dead but she declared her life as a male before transforming to a woman as dead.

Filipino transgender, BB Gandanghari have declared her former self, Rustom Padilla dead. On her instagram she revealed how she has found peace with herself since her transition from male to female, despite the “troubling hate” she continues to face and fears over losing work.

Gandanghari, who began her transition in 2009, is currently signed under The Brogan Agency, a California-based talent firm that represents film, television, commercial, print, and theater actors.

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Gandanghari first appeared during the celebrity edition of ABS-CBN reality show ”Pinoy Big Brother” in 2006. Ten years later Los Angeles court officially recognized her as a woman.

In a recent live instagram video Gandanghari talked about Rustom Padilla’s former wife Carmina Villarroel, with whom he was married from 1994 to 1996. Their marriage was annulled in 2002.

Rustom Padilla before transforming to BB Gandanghari

Gandanghari said he misses her formal self as Rustom Padilla but does not regret her decision transform to Gandanghari.

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Gandanghari is the older sister of actor Robin Padilla and younger sibling of Royette and Rommel Padilla, all of whom are actors. Gandanghari enjoyed success in Philippine films in the early 1990s, before taking a hiatus in 2001. She returned to prominence in 2006 when she joined the Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition where she came out after 44 days.

In 2009, she came out as trans. In 2016, her gender was affirmed by virtue of a decision of the Orange County Superior Court.