Marlou Arizala confirmed that he has undergone cosmetic surgery which focused on enhancing his nose and his chin.
The operation was done at the Marikina Doctors Hospital and Medical Center on Monday, September 4, and lasted for six hours.
In an interview on the ABS-CBN lifestyle program “Rated K” on Sunday, September 10, the 20-year-old dancer said it was his dream to change his physical features.
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Marlou was a former member of the all-male group Hasht5. Now, he has a new group called Teen Trends.
When asked about the cosmetic procedures, Marlou said, “Natatakot ako sa surgery pero kailangan e. Gusto ko ipakita sa tao na yung dating Marlou na nilalait nila, kahit laitin nila ako ngayon, hindi na ‘yun ‘yung ako.” [I’m scared about the surgical procedures, but I have to do it. I want to show the people that the old Marlou they used to bully, even if they continue to bully me now, isn’t me anymore.]
“MARLOU IS DEAD,” he posted on his Facebook account last September 4.
MARLOU IS DEAD!I'M XANDER, Marry me or Follow Me?
Aside from changing his looks, he also decided to go by a new name — “Xander Ford”. According to Vince Abasolo, his manager, they intended to change his name alongside his decision to undergo cosmetic surgery as they deemed it necessary for anyone who decides to change his appearance, as per a story shared by Pep.
“Kapag nagbago ka ng mukha, it should follow na magbago ka ng pangalan, bago rin ang personality mo.” [When you change your face, it should follow, to change your name, and your personality too.]
Marlou’s talent company believes he can prove a lot, especially with Teen Trends. “May character ‘yung bata, e,” David Cabatawan of Star Image Artist Management added. [The kid has a character.]
Although Marlou has not yet officially shown his new looks after the operation, a lot of memes showing pictures of Xander Ford have already gone viral on social media.
Here’s one “before” and “after” meme: A poser Facebook account using the name Xander Ford was also created by a netizen. There was also another “before” and “after” meme that compares Marlou with K-pop star Rap Monster of the all-male group BTS.
Marlou Arizala's surgery was a success. Marlou before and after surgery photos: pic.twitter.com/jUhCN3Z7gh
— Charmy (@charmarmy) September 4, 2017
A Twitter user posted a photo of Marlou with bandage on the nose down to the neck after his surgery.
Marlou is dead.
Say hi to Xander Ford ??? pic.twitter.com/rSj0QN7xNk
— ? (@rkkichia) September 10, 2017