Photos of Xander Ford as (right) Xander; as (left) Marlou Arizala.
Xander Ford has denied that he ever made unflattering remarks about Kathryn Bernardo, but fans of the popular actress have proof that Xander did, in fact, make them.
Clearly, however, Xander was not yet Xander then. He was still Marlou Arizala.
Uploaded on the Facebook page Kathniel's Defenders is a 13-minute, 39-second video showing Xander—clearly, still Marlou Arizala—doing a Facebook Live clip with his friends inside a bus.
Marlou's comments about Kathryn registered at 11:29 in the video's time bar.
Here is what the social media sensation said.
"Gusto ko lang pong sa inyong ano... spoiler po talaga 'ko. Gusto ko lang pong [inaudible]... na yung lobo pong ginaganapan ni Kathryn Bernardo po, sakang po yun."
At 11:41, Marlou, addressing his Facebook Live followers, told them not to bet on Kathryn making it to No. 1 of FHM's 100 Sexiest Women list.
Said he, "Kaya po, sa naniniwalang gustong maging number one FHM model si Kathryn Bernardo, wag na po kayong umasa. Never pa 'kong nakakita ng ano...
At 11:57, picking up on his interrupted remarks about Kathryn, Marlou said: "Kung nakita nyo na po yung daliri sa paa ni..."
Marlou did not get to finish what he was saying because one of his friends in the bus interrupted him.
This video went viral Friday, October 13.
Despite having been taken down by the original uploader, copies of the video ended up being shared online.
UPDATE: Another video clip of Marlou making the same statements about Kathryn resurfaced. This time, uploaded on rapper/musician Bassilyo's official Facebook page.
The Facebook page did not mention if it is an original video or a reupload, but it seemed Marlou was talking to his friends and giving his take on why Nadine Lustre was hailed as the number one placer in the FHM 100 Sexiest Women list for 2017 and not Kathryn.
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Xander has since denied, through his Facebook page, that it was him who made the unflattering remarks about Kathryn.
At one point, he claimed that his brother, who he said sounded just like him, may have been the one heard talking in the video.
Nevertheless, Marlou—now as Xander Ford—has apologized to Kathryn and her fans, saying he would never say anything bad about the love-team partner of his idol, Daniel Padilla.
The "Ford" in Xander's name is, in fact, a pickup from Daniel, whose full name is Daniel John Ford Padilla.