BB. is the ﬁrst Filipino transgender actress, model, director, host and comedienne. She began her career in television in 1992 and quickly became an A-list celebrity, receiving the Philippine Movie Press Club award for Best New Television Personality. Appearing in more than 30 ﬁlms, she was recognized in 2007 for her performance as Ada, in the ﬁlm adaptation of the comic book heroine Zsazsa Zaturmnah, by winning best actor at the Gawad Urian Awards, which are considered to be the most prestigious awards in the Philippines. Traditionally, the previous winner presents to the winner of the award the following year. BB. stunned the ﬁlm industry, media and the Philippine public by returning to the awards as a woman to present the Best Actor Award. Always popular, her popularity soared as BB., putting her in the top Google searches for 2009. Shortly after her ﬁrst public appearance as BB., she hosted the National Kidlat Awards, a creative competition in the Philippines celebrating the best and most creative advertising of the year. Her quick wit and off the cuff remarks make her a fun and entertaining interview as she never reviews questions to preserve her spontaneity. No questions are off limits and her answers are honest, funny and often controversial. Demonstrated by her impromptu declaration, "Rustom is dead! I'm BB.," to a member of the press that called out to her using her male name.
BB. has hosted several shows including the Film Academy of the Philippines awards and the Gawad Urian Awards. She also hosted the Philippine Wheel of Fortune for two seasons and was one of 14 housemates on Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition. It was here, in a dramatic moment that she came out as gay to a housemate, making this episode of Pinoy Big Brother one of the most watched in Philippine television history. BB. was also voted the number one fan favorite housemate for the ﬁrst three seasons of the show.
More recently, she developed and had a lead role as a transgender woman in the top rated comedy series "Two and a Half Daddies", and played multiple roles in the fantasy mini-series, "The Enchanted Garden". In 2012 she produced and starred in her theater debut in a dual role as Luis Molina, a gay window dresser imprisoned with a revolutionary Valentin, and as the Spiderwoman in the Philippine adaptation of "Kiss of the Spiderwoman."
BB. studied at St. Louis University where she received her BA in Economics and went on to study ﬁlm at UCLA. BB. has also worked as a male, androgynous and female model in print ads and as a fashion model but her passion is film. As an artist, she is dedicated to her craft and strives to be the best she can be.