BB Gandanghari mum on sex change issue

BB Gandanghari is back in town. But although she revealed that she’s never been surer of herself and is a lot happier these days, BB remained mum about whether or not she underwent a sex change procedure in the US.

BB just turned her back when the press asked about the issue after her live interview on TV5’s “Paparazzi: Showbiz Exposed” on Saturday, March 17.

The US-based androgynous model wants people to take her for who she is. But she won’t lose sleep over people who don’t agree with the choices she makes.

“If you regard me as a man, that’s your thing. But as far as I‘m concerned, kung para sa `yo, kailangan ipakita ko pa sa `yo para irespeto ang pagkababae ko, problema mo na yan,” she stressed. 

And since BB flew back to the country to stay here for three months in the hope of finding an acting job, preferably a teleserye, she says that she won’t mind doing a project with Carmina Villaroel.

Carmina married Rustom Padilla, BB’s name before she came out in the open about her sexual preference, in 1994. The marriage was annulled in 2002.

“I’m open to working with Carmina,”stated BB. “Mas maganda mag-usap muna kami. Ganon kami ni Carmina. We always take things out in private.”

BB has yet to see Carmina after all these years.  “I want to see her first and take it from there,” she revealed.

What will her first sentence be upon seeing Carmina?

“Hi, I’m BB, I’ve heard so much about you,” BB replied.

Until then, BB can only guess what Carmina’s reaction will be. “I’m a polarizing person. Either you love or you hate me,” she admitted.

BB wants to say thank you to those who love her. But to those who don’t, BB says it’s okay. “I respect you.  But you have to understand that everyone is unique.”

It is this uniqueness that she celebrates and wants to show to anyone who wants to know her more.


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