“People never really liked me for who I am, (be)cause I was never what they wanted me to be,” goes the now famous post by Marlou Arizala, the internet celebrity who stirred the online community with his pricey cosmetic surgery and the total transformation that resulted from it.
Arizala—who now goes by the name Xander Ford—continues to receive both negative and positive comments, which shows how society has not yet fully accepted cosmetic surgery in the country.
Prior to his transformation as Xander Ford, Arizala was already a YouTube sensation along with his boy band called HashT5. He has also admitted to being the subject of bullying online due to his looks. In previous press interviews, Arizala has expressed his dreams of being an artista and is open to go under the knife if only to improve his physical appearance.
Now that he is just a few steps away from his dream—rumor has it that he is already being groomed by his talent management company for TV show and teleserye guestings—Xander Ford continues to be a top trending topic among netizens.
Here are some of their comments:
— ? Haditha ? (@itsmeHadeeAuz) October 1, 2017
Abaw ngaa gwapo ka#ZanderFord
— @BelleBoGummy??? (@CrystalViAn22) October 1, 2017
— Boone Sharifa Kalim (@boone_kalim) October 3, 2017
Others claimed that Xander Ford is still unattractive.
— ALEXplorer (@48years_twits) October 3, 2017
While others defended him.
Hnd nman nia kasalanan na nag undergo sya ng surgery just to fit in. Bka kasalanan ng iba na walang ginawa kundi bully’hin siya. #ZanderFord
— Ray-An Ramos (@iiamRAYDASHAN) October 2, 2017
Look how the panglalait and bashers pushed marlou to do plastic surgery! As long as his happy with it! Go for it xander ford #XanderFord
— Matthew Mendoza (@MattMatthaios) October 1, 2017
— Ms.Rich (@iammisslhuv) October 3, 2017
— Dinah ?? (@ishi0506) October 1, 2017
Some expressed that they want to go under the knife, too.
Magpaparetoke nga rin ako mukhang ok kinalabasan ni marlou eh HAHAHAHAHAHA#Zanderford
— Christian Bozon (@ChristianBozon) October 1, 2017
On the other hand, some gave their friendly advice, and said that what’s inside matters, too.
Congrats #ZanderFord I hope youll just remember that at the end of the day its whats inside that counts the most. So goodlooks+goodheart=???
— Eva Mae Adena (@eva_llain14) October 1, 2017
Face doesn’t matter as long as the true self of the person remains..#zanderford
— ☁9 (@cloudIsdead) October 1, 2017
As long as your Happy . Go for it Xander. . .Hayaan mo na yang mga nangbabash sayo inggit lang siLa sayO.??#XanderFord
— Jingle Abapo Oringot (@princejhiie02) October 3, 2017