Rustom Padilla as Bebe Gandanghari

Philippines
February 21, 2009 3:30pm CST
This is a free country. I'm really amazed on how Rustom managed to come out of the open and handled it very well. A previous matinee idol, now.. well.. A model and a she. _
14 responses
@becdmd (705)
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
now that Rustom Padilla is totally proud of himself as a she, turned out to be a model and a role model to gays out there...but as for me I just can't really accept his transformation, but I'm not a fan eversince...I just can't believe how he ruined his life hehe...It really gives me the creeps...honestly!!! Just don't like pretentious people and who changes their identity. I hope he could realize soon what he's missing in life and found where his real identity belongs!
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
Hmm.. You have a point there. I think God created a being because He has a purpose for him/her. I just dunno why some guys suddenly feel that they are meant to be a she rather than a he. _
@becdmd (705)
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
yup everybody has free will so even God has no choice, only rustom can..but God can give hima second chance...I'm just so sad for him for his decision. but i respected him, he's still a good actor...but be a man rustom hehehe!!!
@paoxav (1382)
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
That was really disappointing, well just for me. Coz he used to be one of the best action icons when he was still a 'man'.. he should have been honest about his gender earlier coz guys like him gave humiliation to his own family and even the entire filipino entertainment world. I've also heard that he's crying coz of some criticisms but he must be ready for that the day he admitted that he's a homosexual..
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
You're not the only one. I was disappointed too. But I guess the reason why he couldn't admit it was because of peer pressure. Maybe he did thought of all the consequences. Back then, maybe he's not ready with all the criticisms he would get. I guess he conditioned his mind just enough to face his judgment from people around him. I don't think he's the only actor who admitted that he wanted to be a girl. _
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
21 Feb 09
hi naomi..how i wish i could share my views but i dont know gandanghari..well about my matinee idol becomes a girl...it was so funny that he become a girl...
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
Hi marketing07! Bebe Gandanghari is the new girl name of the actor Rustom Padilla. Thanks for your share of thoughts regarding the topic. ^_^ I would love to know your opinion about knowing that the person you idolizes suddenly turned to an opposite of his/her gender. What will you feel? Will you still give the same support?
• South Korea
22 Feb 09
its depends on how much i idolize him/her..idol is also a human beings..so whatever their decesion we must respect it..and we have to accept it..but sure i will still idolize him but not as what i did before..have a nice day
@gracie04 (4554)
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
Well, i salute Rustom Padilla for revealing his true identity.. i admire him for staying strong in spite of all the controversies /negative publicities thrown against him... we are entitled to do things that can make us happy.. i also admire his family for accepting bebe gandanghari, the lady version of rustom padilla...
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
Yes! Me too! I admire him for the courage to reveal what he truly wants in public. ^_^ Thanks for sharing!
@reckon21 (3484)
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
[i]hi! Good Day to you. I am a fan of Rustom since I was only 15 years old. I like him because he really good actor. I was surprised when she turn into gay. Now I'm really disappointed. [/i]
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
Wow! You already liked him at the age of 15? Well, I can't deny that he IS really good-looking, appealing and girls just fall for him back then. I think everyone here is disappointed to what happened. Don't you just wish that he turns back into a guy again? _
@joram328 (503)
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
Rustom Padilla used to be my crush!!! I really couldn't believe it when he came back here to the country and came out in the open. Anyway, Rustom is still a good actor -- gay as he may be now. I still like him/her, and I even look up to him/her because he/she can stand up for what he/she wants to do with his/her life. Kudos to you Rustom/ Bebe Gandanghari!!! You still have my support idol!
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
Very nice response! I hope all Rustom fans still support him as being Bebe just like you do. Not all people can be open-minded especially when it concerns gender change. ^_^ Thanks for sharing you view! Happy myLotting!
@fsound (757)
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
The whole nation was surprised after an action star turned to a lady. Well, we are just human beings, we cannot also judge a person's decision on what he would like to do with his life. I think he is happy now.
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
Thanks for sharing your view! ^_^ I agree that he should follow what he really wants for himself. I wish that the happiness he feels right now will be for a lifetime. ^_^ Best of luck for him! Happy myLotting!
@bubbletush (1333)
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
i'm not a fanatic when it comes to celebrities but i do know rustom padilla. he is a good actor and also good looking. now that he is a she, well, he still looks good. and shall i say, "ang taray ng beauty nya!!!"
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
LOL! It makes me want to say, "You go girl!" Haha!
@itsme_cha (504)
• United States
22 Feb 09
yeah, when this revealation first came out i was so disappointed because he is a good looking guy and a good actor but all of a sudden he became different, but i am so amaze about camming out what he really is inside hes heart it something that is so hard to tell the people in public because he was known as a good actor and a husband to carmina, it was a shocking to know about rustom but it something he did it for hes self to show who really he is, and i think as long as he is happy and contented now that was most inportant. we should accept him and respect him as a person. happy mylotting.
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
I agree with you that people should just respect and accept his decision regarding his gender. I just wish that the media would stop making the it a big thing. __
@nimnim74 (251)
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
We've talked about that topic in the office the Bebe Gandanghari of Rustom Padilla, I think if that what makes him or her happy then I think she is now more free to express herself now, the thing that makes us smile is his role before like some action movies like mistah and a matinee idol in which he got two girl lovers but now she is Bebe Gandanghari.
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
Haha! Yeah! With all the movies that he was being quarreled over by girls... It seems so long ago now.. __
@jlamela (4906)
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
Actually, there's nothing wrong of coming-out finally from your inner self, I respected that too. But Rustom Padilla gone too far from his coming out that there are people from his family who are affected and hurt of his too blunt revelations.
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
Maybe he should have clarified the whole issue first with his family before coming out in the media? Maybe he could have let his family understand him first before the whole ruckus? Oh well.. Who knows what's the issues why he let it out just like that. _
@ayenacsi (911)
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
I'm still looking at Bebe and seeing Rustom. It may take a while for me to get used to all the changes in her image. He did went all out and I guess she is happy. Geez, I am even confused on how to address him or her lol. I think what is important is that she is happy now, can see it in her eyes. Although there is a certain sadness there, I guess the Padilla family is going thru a tough time because of Rustom.
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
I really can't imagine him a girl. _
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
21 Feb 09
Even before Rustom was with Carmina Villaroel... there was already rumors that he is gay... and that is like the main reason why she left him... well, i am just glad that he is bein true to himself... and that he finally embraced who he really is... but i think the whole change is too much... i wish he would stop flaunting it in public... since we all know that many people still cannot accept such a change... especially his family...
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
I think the media is the one who is making the whole thing a big deal. _
@online_jon (1478)
• Philippines
21 Feb 09
Good day to you NaomiErin, hi well this is my response to your discussion entitled "Rustom Padilla as bebe gandanghari". As i know rustom padilla is a great actor/actress because he already have many expirience in the economy of Philippine Tele Movie. And by the way if you will watch the story of bebe gandanghari you will enjoy watching it because the story of life of bebe gandanghari was really dramatic! Well that's all my response! Thank you and happy mylotting to all our kababayan! ! ! MABUHAY! ! !
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
I have no doubts in his acting talents. He is indeed a good actor. ^_^ I would like to know what would you feel if the actress you idolizes suddenly declares that she's a man. What would be your reaction? Would you still like her eventhough she's a guy?