Former Hasht5 band members react to Xander Ford’s transformation
With the spotlight focused on Xander Ford after his plastic surgery, his former boyband members from Hasht5 have reacted to his new look and related what had happened since Marlou Arizala (Xander’s pre-surgery persona) left them.
In a video blog of John Lloyd Cadena, three members–CJ, Jhimwell and Eric–expressed their sentiments about Xander.
They were supportive of Arizala’s transformation to Xander: “Gusto naman niya kasi iyan. ‘Di naman nasira yung mukha niya dahil sa pagreretoke (He wanted it. His face wasn’t ruined from having plastic surgery),” said Jhimwell.
“Support na lang kami sa kung anong gusto niya. At least natupad niya iyong pangarap niya (We support him on what he wants. At least he achieved his dream),” said CJ.
As for plastic surgery for themselves, Jhimwell and Eric shared that they would refuse it. “Tanggap ko kung anong itsura ko kaya di ko ikahihiya (I’ve accepted how I look so I’m not ashamed),” said Eric.
On the other hand, CJ said he would be willing to change his nose and jawline.
The boys gained attention in 2015 when they formed their boyband, capitalizing on their “average” looks. Arizala stood out with his personality and eventually left the group.
“Iniwan kami sa ere ng walang paalam (We were left hanging without any notice),” shared CJ. “Friendship over na.”
“May sama pa rin na loob kasi nga iniwan niya kami pero…sayang ang pagkakaibigan namin at ang napundar namin na kasikatan (We still feel bad because he left us…we feel that our friendship and the fame we had attained went to waste),” he added.
Since the group disbanded, Jhimwell shared that they are no longer famous and they have been losing friends.
Their source of income is also gone, and CJ said they now rely on their parents again. /ra
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