Remember Marlou? He’s undergoing plastic surgery and will soon be “Xander Ford”

Images from Marlou Arizala via Facebook account

If you don’t remember Marlou, he became so popular last year when he had a showdown with Enrique Gil in serenadng Liza Soberano on Gandang Gabi Vice and even got close with the young teen stars of ASAP.

Here’s the video shared by ABS CBN Entertainment on February 14, 2016 via YouTube:


He used to be a member of the now defunct Hasht5 (2015) and gained popularity when Vice Ganda started calling him “the pambansang pinipig.”



Last year, he became one of the faces of Flawless Medical Group’s “Beauty Begins Here” campaign. They chronicled on YouTube the transformation Marlou underwent after the treatments.


A year has passed and news about Marlou has died down a bit. Until recently, he posted on his Facebook account, “The Old Marlou Has Died. Waiting New Marlou Arizala Arival at Your Screen. Popogi na kaya si Marlou Abangan.” It seems like Marlou will be going through a surgery.

Image from Marlou Arizala via Facebook account

He also claims that he will soon be known as  “Xander Ford” after the surgery.  His new Instagram account is now under “Xander Ford” seems to confirm this update as he poses on a series of pictures wearing a lab gown with a series of facial measurements seemingly set for a plastic surgery.


A post shared by Xander Ford (@iamxanderford) on


His Management company seems to support this idea as they posted a video promoting his “transformation.”

Crush mo ba si Marlou aka "Xander Ford"?

Posted by Star Image Artist Management on Sunday, September 3, 2017

His new Facebook account leaves a post for people to guess:

Image via Xander Ford Facebook profile