- Rustom Padilla is now officially BB Gandanghari after her request for name and gender change has been legally approved in Los Angeles, California
- The announcement was made via a post in BB Gandanghari's personal Instagram account
- BB used to be a matinee idol, an action star before she came clean on her preferences in 2006
Transgender actor Rustom Padilla is now officially named BB Gandanghari after her request for legal identity change was approved by a court in Orange County, Los Angeles, California.
In an Instagram post made by BB Gandanghari on Thursday, November 17, a photo of the exterior of a courthouse in Orange County can be seen along with her declaration of happiness and gratitude to the United States.
The post was captioned, "This is it! And I thought this day would never come. And I thank my GOD and my LORD for making these things happen. Everything makes sense now... and to this great country the United States of America for providing this #basicrhumanright... Thank you!!! #officiallyBBlegallyGandanghari."
In August, BB also announced her desire for this change by posting two photos of the documents which indicate the name and gender change request.
BB's coming out of the closet happened while he was a participant of the celebrity edition of the ABS-CBN reality show “Pinoy Big Brother” in 2006.