BB Gandanghari reveals struggles as trans woman chasing Hollywood dream

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BB Gandanghari posts an open letter on Instagram to tell how difficult it is to be a transgender hoping to make it in Hollywood. 


Binalikan ni BB Gandanghari ang hirap na pinagdaanan niya bilang isang trans woman na naghahangad makapasok sa Hollywood.

Kasalukuyang naninirahan si BB sa Amerika upang tuparin ang pangarap niyang maging Hollywood actor.

November 2016 nang maaprubahan ng Superior Court of California sa US ang petisyon ni BB—dating Rustom Padilla—ng pagpapalit ng pangalan at kasarian.


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BB Gandanghari is now legally a woman in U.S.
BB Gandanghari is now legally a woman in U.S.

Kasunod nito, sinimulan niyang tuparin ang pangarap na maging isang artista sa Hollywood, sa kabila ng pangambang diskriminasyon dahil sa pagiging transgender.

Inakala raw ni BB na matapos makakuha ng agent sa US, makakakuha na rin agad siya ng trabaho sa Hollywood.

“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," bahagi ng Instagram post ni BB ngayong Miyerkules, January 3.

Sa kalagitnaan daw ng 2017, naubusan na siya ng panahon at pera.

Lahad ni BB, “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."

Napaulat kamakailan na upang suportahan ang sarili, naging Uber driver si BB sa Amerika.

Ang Uber ay isang transport network company.


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Robin reveals BB is now working as Uber driver in the U.S.
Robin reveals BB is now working as Uber driver in the U.S.

Pag-amin ng 50-anyos na trans woman, abut-abot ang pagdarasal niya upang malampasan ang yugtong ito ng kanyang buhay.

Kung hindi raw niya makakamit ang pangarap na makakuha ng trabaho sa Hollywood ay uuwi siyang luhaan.

“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.

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"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."

Tinapos ni BB ang kanyang post sa mga salitang “to be continued…”

SHARON’S ADVICE TO BB. Samantala, sa comments section ay nagbigay ng mensahe si Sharon Cuneta upang palakasin ang loob ni BB.

Payo ni Sharon, “This too, shall pass. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right?

"In the end, if your plans don’t work out, there are plans B, C, D. and so on and so forth!"

Dugtong pa ng Megastar, kung hindi man makamit ni BB ang kanyang Hollywood dream ay marami siyang aral na matututunan.


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...

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