Xander Ford No Longer Xander Ford

Xander Ford has been an infamous public figure since 2017. Real-life Marlou Arizala first came into the spotlight as a “musician” known for his rude and reckless behavior. In the dwindling of his so-called fame, he asked for a career revival with Star Image Artist Management. Promising total reconstruction (both in his exterior and attitude), he was given a chance to have a new persona – a rising star.

From Marlou Arizala who was criticized for his less than ideal looks, he is now Xander Ford who was provided with a new nose, skin, eyebrows, chin, hair, eyelashes and a set of veneers. He’s become a different person – an innovative product of plastic surgery. And the name itself has become directly related to total facial reconstruction. More than the changed physical characteristics, however, there are many connotations associated to his name. It’s become a name indicative to a changed way of life.

But the change was never fully actualized. Since his new look, he’s become a more problematic artist handled by Star Image. In a recent Facebook post, Star Image revealed the truth about Xander Ford’s controversies.

“PROJECT: XANDER FORD…A SUCCESSFUL FAILURE”The story started when Marlou Arizala, came to Star Image office and asked…

Posted by Star Image Artist Management on Monday, April 22, 2019


1. ABS-CBN Marshals – Yes he yelled at the Marshals and boastfully shouted “Di nyo ba ako kilala? Ako si Xander Ford?” As for the Managers, damage control has to be applied and immediately reprimanded him internally after the incident.

2. GGV Taping – It was not aired on TV due to his unprofessionalism towards the production staff of GGV. Again, “nagyabang na naman na Xander Ford kasi sya”

3. Xander Ford Missing – This is true. He went missing and deliberately hid from his management due to advices from his friends, peer Pressure and allegedly under influence of Marijuana and alcohol (according to a reliable source). The management needed to control the damage. There are confirmed out-of-town events cancelled and clients were upset.

4. Kathryn Bernardo – He denied even to Star Image but it turned out to be true. He poked fun out of Kathryn even before his transformation. He also admitted bashing some other ABS-CBN Kapamilya artists.

From Star Image’s official Facebook post

Because of these controversies, coupled by his inability to be a responsible talent, Star Image issued a statement that the name Xander Ford is no longer Marlou Arivola’s to utilize. A new search is on for “The Next Much Deserving Xander Ford”.

What are your thoughts on this? Should we just leave the name to Marlou or reclaim it for another rising star?

Photo Credit: Star Image Artist Management’s Official Facebook Page