Rustom Padilla (born May 15, 1965) is a Filipino Actor. He is the eldest sibling of actors Robin Padilla, Rommel Padilla, and Royette Padilla.

He was one of the 14 housemates in Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition. On March 2, 2006 he came out of the closet on the show by revealing to fellow housemate Keanna Reeves that he is gay.[1] On day 45 of the competition, Rustom opted to voluntarily leave the house.

Padilla was previously married to actress Carmina Villaroel and hosted a franchised version of Wheel of Fortune. After his hosting stint, Rustom left the Philippines and studied filmmaking in the US.

He recently appeared in the film version of the comicbook Zsazsa Zaturnnah as the gay salon owner Ada (Adrian), alter ego of Zsazsa Zaturnnah. He also appeared in Happy Hearts as the gay father of Alvin.

Former PBB Celebrity 1 Housemate Padilla returned to GMA Network for his first new Telebabad show, "La Vendetta".

TV ShowsEdit

  • Happy Hearts(2007)
  • Super Inggo 1.5: Ang Bagong Bangis ABS-CBN 2 (2007) as Super Inday's alter ego
  • La Vendetta - GMA Network (2007) as Alfie Camba
  • Aalog-Alog as Rust
  • Komiks: Fun Haus as Ringa Master
  • Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition - ABS-CBN 2 (2006)
  • Pintados - GMA Network (1999)
  • Wheel Of Fortune - ABC 5 (1997)
  • GMA Love Stories - GMA Network (1996)
  • Spotlight Drama Special - GMA Network (1994)
  • GMA Telecine Specials - GMA Network (1993)
  • 17 Bernard Club - ABC 5 (1993)
  • Lunch Date - GMA Network (1992)
  • Davao, Ang Gintong Pag-Asa - RPN 9 (1991)

Award & RecognitionsEdit

  • Winner, Best New Male TV Personality- 1992 PMPC Star Awards for Television.

2007 Gawad Urian Best Actor award Edit

After winning the Gawad Urian Best Actor award (September 13), Rustom Padilla (September 15) told his mother, Eva, on Startalk: "Aminin niyo na Ma, ako ang pinakamaganda ninyong anak. Aminin niyo na iyan. Ako ang nagmana sa kagandahan ninyo." ("Admit it mom, I’m your most beautiful child; I inherited your beauty").

Rustom Padilla declared his "gay revelation" on March 2006. [2]

External linksEdit


  1. Rustom finds his way home”, Asian Journal Online, October 11, 2007, <>. Retrieved on 2007-11-09 

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