QUEZON CITY, Quezon Province, Philippines – Marlou is dead.
A former member of Hasht5 and youngster Marlou Mortelle, being known for his ugly looks, had finally revealed his face. This was made after netizens had complained of endless cliff-hangers from the program Rated K relating to the numerous operations Marlou had faced.
With the changes in his looks, a change in name was needed, according to Marlou. In fact, he prefers to be called Xander Ford.
“Inspirasyon ko si Jake Zyrus. Kung kaya niyang baguhin ang kanyang sarili, bakit ako hindi? Nakita ko ang kanyang pangalan – Jake Zyrus – at feeling niya astig ang ganoong pangalan. So nakiuso na rin ako, at na-feel ko na ang pangalang Xander Ford ay astig din,” he recalled. (Jake Zyrus was my inspiration. If he can change himself, why not I do the same? I saw his name – Jake Zyrus – and he feels that name was cool for her. So I copied that style and I feel that the name Xander Ford is cool too.)
Xander Ford had undergone various transformations, like “nose lift and chin augmentation surgeries”, dental procedures for his teeth to resemble ceramic tiles, enhancements for his eyebrows and lips, wrinkle elimination, and hairstyle enhancement.
With his new looks being revealed, according to him, Marlou is now dead and Xander Ford is now alive. According to an article:
Photos of the social media star quickly went viral and his new name, Xander Ford, was tweeted almost 100,000 times as of writing.
Marlou had admitted that some netizens will dislike him due to his face and will still dislike him even if he had made improvements on his face. “Kaya ito ang pinaka-reason ko kung bakit ako nagparetoke,” (This is the main reason why I went through cosmetic surgery,) he said.
Marlou Mortelle, in a separate interview, had expressed that “Ito na ang first time na gagawin ko sa sarili ko. Hindi na ito mauulit pa.” (This will be the first time that I will do this for myself. This will not happen again.)
Xander Ford had explained that changes with his total personality had to be started. According to him, “Meron talagang times na down na down ako, kasi nga wala na nga akong next project, naba-bash pa rin ako. Nakaka-depress talaga.” (There are times when I felt so down, for I had not been given subsequent projects, and I am still bullied. It’s really depressing for me.)
He added that the change within him is his response to various challenges in his stay in showbiz. These include the entry of Elmo Magalana as new leading man of Janella in various projects, his separation from other members of Hasht5, the netizens’ mockery on his face as Pinipig Man (Rice Crispies Man), and lack of imminent opportunities in showbiz due to his facial features.
It should be remembered that the MarlNella loveteam had started when they, for the first time, had been involved in the then-famous program Please Be Careful With My Heart. In the said show, Janella Salvador plays the role of Nikki Lim who has a “love interest” with Nicolo (Marlou).
After the success of MarlNella loveteam in Please Be Careful, they at first had been selected for the upcoming project with the working title Red Strings. The decision to pick the MarlNella loveteam was strengthened by a strange event that happened on Janella’s picture, together with Marlou. Not noticing it, as Janella raised her hand, a red string surfaced that had bind the two.
The picture had become viral in social media, especially for MarlNella fans. In fact, most of the comments regarding Janella and Marlou had been very positive. A fan had stated, “Congratulations sa kanilang dalawa. Excited na ako kung ano nga ba ang mangyayari sa susunod nilang project.” (Congratulations to both of them. I am excited on what will happen on their next project.)
Another expressed that “ang saya-saya kasi nakikita namin ang red string na nag-uugnay sa kanilang dalawa. Nakakatuwa dahil ‘hawak’ ni Marlou ang red string ni Janella. Aabangan ko iyan.” (I’m glad for we have seen the red string that connects the two. It’s amusing that Marlou ‘holds’ the red string of Janella. I’ll wait for this.)
Doom and dime
However, with the entry of Elmo Magalana, the existing loveteam had ended. The crew, noticing the looks of the young actor, had changed their minds and gave instead the project to Elmo. This signalled the end of MarlNella loveteam.
Fortunately for him, the crew in another program gave the young star another opportunity in the program Home Sweetie Home, and gave Miles Ocampo as replacement for Janella. The new loveteam was christened as MilFord.
Xander Ford was pleased with the positive comments regarding his transformation. However, he expects that many will not be pleased with his stand on his change of looks and personality.
He had admitted that many were surprised by his new look. In another article, he had expressed that “Yung iba [nakikilala ako] pero parang nagdadalawang tingin.” (Some do [know me], but they seem to have second thoughts recognizing me.)
He had admitted that he had missed Janella so much since it was a long time since they had last met in a project. “Sana bigyan din ako ng chance na makatrabaho si Janella sa next project.” (Hope I might be given a chance to work with Janella in another project.)
When asked on Marlou’s transformation, Janella Salvador’s only reply was “He’s so G-R-R.”
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Featured Image Credit: Xander Ford’s profile picture from his official Facebook page.