It’s not just his looks that he changed, but also his name. Marlou Arizala has gone under the knife and officially introduced himself as Xander Ford.
After quite a long wait, the 20-year-old former Hasht5 member has bared his new face for the entire nation to see through an exclusive grand reveal that was shown on ABS-CBN’s magazine show, Rated K.
Arizala appears to be happy and fulfilled about this change in his life. Netizens, however, have shown mixed reactions towards it. Check out some of the tweets below:
Uy!!!!!!!! 😭😍😍😍😍 Xander Ford!? pic.twitter.com/NCltUimfJU
— Pinky 👅 (@pnkyidgafmrcdo) October 1, 2017
So, yeah. Welcome to the World, Mr. Xander Ford. 🍻
— KnightInBlack (@Raze_WP) October 1, 2017
While some were quick to accept the changes, others have expressed different opinions.
tbh, this whole xander ford issue is sad because it’s true you have to change yourself in order to fit into society’s standards ☹️
— Skye Reyes (@omgskyeee) October 1, 2017
Xander Ford is the best epitome of a person who wants to get rid of bullying and mockery. But still, some people just don’t get the point.
— Jelcris A. (@jcrsarngrn) October 1, 2017
Some were just there to come up to Arizala’s defense.
If you didn’t love me with my Marlou then, you don’t even deserve my Xander Ford. pic.twitter.com/P3vSKl4NPe
— S H A M A E (@Super_Shamae) October 1, 2017
xander ford issue isnt funny imagine him bearing all the pain of plastic surgery just to be accepted and y’all laughing at him. disgusting.
— • dna • (@ahndantaee) October 1, 2017
Leave Xander Ford alone! Don’t be hypocrite by blaming the society for caring so much about the physical appearance coz you’re a part of it.
— M.A. Buendía HD (@MABuendiaHD) October 1, 2017
Netizens have clearly been waiting for this moment, regardless of what their opinions are, as Xander Ford (with over 100,000 tweets as of press time) has reached number one on Philippines’ top Twitter trends and even trended worldwide and Marlou (nearly 90,000 tweets as of press time) placed on number two just a few hours after the grand reveal was aired.
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