Korina Sanchez’s “Rated K” program went behind the scenes of Marlou Arizala’s cosmetic surgeries at the Marikina Doctors Hospital and Medical Center.
KAMI obtained a video of the feature from Rated K’s Facebook page.
It turned out that the surgeon who handled Marlou’s transformation to Xander Ford is none other than Dr. Samuel Eric C. Yapjuangco of The Icon Clinic.
He was involved in the case of Shiryl Saturnino, who died a few months ago in the middle of her surgery.
Marlou admitted that he was scared of going under the knife but that he had to transform so that he could feel better about himself.
“Pangarap ko nga yung magbago ako… Wala nang atrasan ‘to… Natatakot ako sa surgery pero kailangan eh.
"Gusto kong ipakita sa tao na yung dating Marlou na nilalait nila, kahit laitin nila ngayon, hindi na yun yung ako,” Marlou said.
His nose and chin were the focus of the surgeries, which took a total of six hours to finish.
Marlou is still recovering from the operation. Rated K promises to show the results of Marlou’s transformation in the coming episodes.
His decision to undergo surgery was met with mixed reactions from netizens.
“This is vanity of all sorts. They're teaching people not to be contented of their own. Kung anong binigay ng Diyos, pwede namang yun na lang. Depende na sa tao kung gagamitin niya ito bilang kalakasan niya o kahinaan niya.”
“ako lang ba yung nalulungkot for marlou? i think we've gone too far to the point na gusto na niyang baguhin buong pagkatao niya”
“Kahit magbago kapa ng mukha or looks mo importante padin sa lahat yong ugali na nasa kalooban mo not yong physical na anyo na ipinapakita mo sa tao.”
“ano ba pakialam nyo kung magparetoke sya mgpalit ng pangalan o kung ano man? kayooo ang hilig2 nyo bntayan yung ibng tao bt hnd buhay nyo nlng ang intindihin nyo! mkpag bash parang super perfect nyo ah?! tska nyo sya husgahan kpag sobrang perfect nyo ha!”
KAMI wishes the best for Marlou Arizala, a.k.a. Xander Ford.