Xander Ford to address Kathryn Bernardo issue

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Marlou Arizala (L) and Xander Ford

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 15) — Xander Ford vowed to rectify the mistakes made by his past self, Marlou Arizala, and will soon do a tell-all on the Kathryn Bernardo controversy.

The 19-year-old internet sensation said this two days after an undated video of him allegedly body-shaming Bernardo made rounds on the internet, and eventually getting the ire of the actress's fans.

"Hirap na hirap na po ako malungkot, mabigat at masakit ang lahat ng ito para sa akin. Pero aayusin ko po talaga si Xander Ford, itutuwid ko po ang baluktot na nakaraan ni Marlou," he said, without directly referring to the actress.

[Translation: I don't want to be sad anymore, all of these feels heavy and are painful for me. I will fix Xander Ford, I will rectify Marlou's mistakes.]

Ford's handler Star Image Artist Management said it "will not and will never tolerate misbehavior of its artists."

His managers said Ford is willing to do a "tell-all" interview about the video, hopefully with television host Boy Abunda.

The video was shot before Ford's plastic surgery in September, when he was still using the name Marlou Arizala.

It does not, however, explicitly show his face. Netizens concluded it was him, as the voice in the video sounds like Arizala.


In the video, Ford allegedly said Bernardo is portraying a "bow-legged wolf" in a television series. He added the teen star has no chance of being one of the top sexiest woman because of her legs.

"Never pa akong nakakita ng sexy na sakang ang paa (I haven't seen a bow-legged sexy woman)," Ford supposedly said.

The video went viral on October 13, and netizens posted their reactions on Twitter.

Yung sinabihan mong sakang? Kathryn Bernardo Teen Queen to Box Office Queen. Hoy marlou naretoke man mukha mo hindi ang boses mo.






Days prior to Ford's apology, both him and his managers denied it was him in the video.

Ford said his surname came from Bernardo's on screen partner Daniel John Ford Padilla, saying he looks up to the actor.

READ: Xander Ford is still Marlou Arizala even after drastic transformation