Why is former Hasht5 singer Marlou Arizala undergoing surgery?
After pictures of him in an operating room were posted, speculations made the rounds on social media, regarding Marlou Arizala’s surgical procedure.
Star Image Artist Management shared a post of the boyband singer with markings on his face.
A video shows the performer saying “Excited na ako sa operasyon…wish me well”:
The talent agency shared that the ICON Clinic would be conducting the surgery with plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Yapjuangco behind the procedure.
Another video from the agency asks, “Crush mo ba si Marlou aka ‘Xander Ford’?” and shows Arizala’s face transforming into Justin Bieber’s.
An unverified Instagram account with the handle @iamxanderford hints at Arizala’s rebranding. The same photos and video from Star Image have been posted, and the profile description reads, “Pambansang Oppa • Star Image Artist •Marlou is Dead”.
Arizala is known for being part of teen boyband Hasht5 before going solo in 2016.
The band has experienced online bullying because of their physical appearances, which don’t exactly fit the Western standards of beauty usually required in local and international showbiz.
The boys, including Arizala, have ridden on the hate to make a name for themselves.
According to an ABS-CBN interview, despite hurtful comments, including death threats, the boys have remained confident in their looks and abilities. JB
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