Almost everything Xander Ford does becomes instant viral after his controversial transformation. From videos of his painful surgery down to people who criticize him, the social media world sure does have a way of tracing his every move.
The most recent one is a tour of family house in Cavite. Xander considers this a “treat” for his fans after all the support he has been getting.
Rated K managed to feature Xander’s story. In the October 8 episode of the show, Xander proudly gives the staff a tour of his humble home and introduced his parents and siblings to the world. Some of his family members were also interviewed.
Xander’s mom, Merly Arizala said that they lived in a different house before, but it was forfeited because they could not pay for it anymore especially that she lost her job when the company she worked in was closed. She later decided to work as a house helper and sell banana and camote cue to help provide the needs of his family.
Xander’s dad, Aniceto Mabanto also had difficulties paying for his tuition, which forced him to quit school.
The internet sensation’s sister, Chirly Izzy Mabanto also recalled the time she gave birth and how Xander went to a show despite being sick to pay for his hospital dues.
Netizens were touched by Xander’s story. Here are a few of their comments:
“Everyone should give him a chance.. too much hatred and envious . At least he’s trying to make his life positive”
“Simula nakita kong video na ‘to, naiyak ako. I don’t know why. For me ang pagiging ‘mayabang’ is just his ‘character.’ Kumbaga yun yung ini-image niya. I started to like him nah.”
“so proud of you marlou a.k.a. xander ford.. matulungin ka sa family mo mapagmahal sa magulang wag mo intindihin nambabash sayu focus kasa mga blessings na dumarating sau. kasi yung mga nambabash nayan wala yan magawa sa buhay.”
It is indeed true that we can never judge a person unless we went through what they had been through.
Take a look at the video below: