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Crispulo Pascual, Jr., better known as BJ Pascual, is a Filipino-American editorial photographer. He is an alternating judge alongside Rajo Laurel and Jon Santos on Drag Race Philippines.


BJ Pascual was born in Los Angeles, California. At three months old, he moved to a small town in Cavite, Philippines where he was raised by his grandparents. After taking a slew of classes in New York's Parsons School of Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, and the International Center for Photography, he went home to Manila and promptly staked his claim on the city's burgeoning fashion industry, producing a formidable body of work that includes some of the era's most memorable fashion and celebrity images.

His work has become omnipresent among the pages of the country's leading publications - having shot over 300 magazine covers thus far - as well as countless billboards and ads for major brands in the Philippines. Aside from being highly requested by the top local celebrities, he has also turned his lens on international personalities like Elsa Hosk, Coco Rocha, Sky Ferreira, Pietro Boselli, Noah Centineo, and Troye Sivan.

In 2015, he condensed the milestones of the first few years of his career in the book Push: Muses, Mischief, & How to Make it in Manila, which became an instant bestseller and social media sensation. Today, not only is he one of the Philippines' most in-demand photographers, but he is also an increasingly popular social media personality in his own right - appearing in several magazine covers himself, and working with brands like Calvin Klein, Samsung, Loewe, and Louis Vuitton.[3]

Memorable Quotes[]

Drag Race Philippines Season 1[]

  • Naku, Pao, 'pag BJ ang pangalan mo, kailangan may konting pressure.

Drag Race Philippines Season 2[]

  • during Episode 2's deliberation:


  • In a Tweet, BJ revealed that Episode 7 was his final appearance as an alternating judge for Drag Race Philippines' first season.[4]


Drag Race Philippines Season 1[]

Drag Race Philippines Season 1 Looks[]

External Links[]


  1. Post by bjpascual | Twitter — March 28, 2010
  2. ON THE COVER: THE LENSMAN BJ PASCUAL | Plus Magazine — March 18, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Bio | BJ Pascual
  4. Tweet by @bjpascual | Twitter — September 22, 2022