- BB Gandanghari shared a two part open letter on her Instagram account
- She shared the difficulties of chasing her Hollywood dream as a trans woman
- Netizens where inspired on how she did everything to follow her dream
2017 is a roller coaster year for BB Gandanghari. With a dream of having a career in Hollywood, she gambles her fate on the US even without a large budget to begin with.
The moment she updates her headshot for her resumé, she knows that she will have the make a decision on whether to still reach for her slowly fading Hollywood dream, or go home broke.
The past year started out well for BB. Riding high on the bliss from having been legally recognized as a woman, she started to pursue her goals for 2017.
KAMI obtained on PEP that she began her note by admitting that she gave herself three months to get it together in Los Angeles. But she kept pushing back her strict deadline because of her insecurities.
"2017 in RETROSPECT: An Open letter... when the going gets tough, the tough gets going! What a year it had been. Exactly a year ago, I was definitely on cloud 9. I felt very legal and official, I just finished some courses from UCLA, feeling comfy with the new crib, simply excited to rebuild a life, a career... as I continue this journey to womanhood.
I was also feeling optimistic of a Hollywood career, so optimistic that with just a few bucks in my pocket, I was ready to go, feeling all planned out. That I am giving myself 3mons to get signed up by a top AGENCY and doors would open wide and Hollywood would embrace me ‘oh so lovingly,’ as my dream dictates. I was WRONG, of course. Agency hunting as I used to call it, proved to be very challenging. I started working on my profile/resume, reels and other stuff January of 2017, but not until June was I finally ready to send it out to agencies.
Or so I thought. Of course I wasn’t. I needed to update my headshot, I was told. By this time, I was already out of schedule, as far as being represented, being a working actor that is, and OUT of BUDGET. There are bills and rent to pay no matter what. So there I was, in the summer of 2017, doing everything that is humanly possible to survive this so called LIFE... of a woman susceptible to hate bec I am transgender.
Tough times is an understatement as I find ways and means to be productive so as to not only support a mere existence in a foreign land but to support a dream, the so-called Hollywood dream. And boy, it’s no joke. And so on my 50th summertime, I must admit, I’ve never prayed harder. It is the scariest times, as I wrestle thru the challenges of pursuing this now seemingly overwhelming and elusive Hollywood dream of mine.
Life in simple terms, confronted me at face value. Physical, social, physiological, psychological, financial and professional insecurities was slowly becoming me. As I try with all my might to overcome these limitations, I am in the realization that I gotta have my headshot soonest or go home or... broke. Talking about pressure with the capital P... to be continued..." he posted on her Instagram account.
She already posted the second part of her letter on her Instagram account.
BB Gandanghari is a Filipino transgender actor, model, entertainer, comedian, and director. She is the older sibling of actor Robin Padilla and younger sibling of Royette and Rommel Padilla, all of whom are actors.
KAMI believes that BB do have what it takes to be a Hollywood actress someday regardless of her gender.
Selfless brother Romeo Pogoy -from KAMI Youtube -he sacrifices his dream to help his siblings