Ex-PBB Housemate Rian Bacalla embraces transformation into a woman


Rian Bacalla, formerly known as Ryan James Bacalla, has taken to social media to share her journey from being an openly queer teenager to a confident young woman.

The former Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) housemate, who participated in the PBB 737 edition in 2015 and was fondly known as the “Kid Sunshine ng Cebu,” posted a then-and-now photo on Facebook showing the significant changes in her life over the past nine years.

“9 years ago today was the time I went inside the Pinoy Big Brother ABS-CBN house as a teen housemate,” Rian began, reflecting on her entry into the reality show.

Rian expressed the transformation she has undergone, stating, “I was once a gay not totally accepted by my family and years forward, I’ve blossomed into a lady that I am now today.”

“A lot has changed since then. But one thing is for sure, I’ll forever be your KID SUNSHINE NG CEBU đŸ„°,” she concluded her post.

Rian is now one of the candidates for the upcoming “Queen of Cebu City Pride 2024,”1 1 Y 1 representing Barangay Labangon in Cebu City.

Patricia Dela Roca
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