Children are so much fun to be around. They make you feel young at heart. I love watching videos of funny babies and smart kids, and speaking of which, I can’t get enough of this little girl whose ‘skin is white as snow,’ hence, her parents named her Scarlet Snow – and she has become an online celebrity with over 2 million followers on Instagram.
Scarlet Snow Belo is Vicki Belo-Kho’s third child, and her first and only child with Hayden Kho. Scarlet was conceived via IVF, and was introduced to the public in 2016. I’ve known Vicki and Hayden for a long time and I’ve witnessed the storms they’ve surpassed as a couple and before they were married — which is also why I find their online videos really enchanting. I love seeing how supportive and hands-on Vicky and Hayden are with their celebrity toddler.
Scarlet sure knows a lot of stuff, from Chinese language to gymnastics! She actually has a full schedule which starts with play school in the morning. By 5 p.m., she is done with her lessons, about the same time that her parents come home from work. At some point in the evening, Scarlet will have story time with her dad, who is, according to Vicki, “the best storyteller in the world.”
In an interview with Rappler, Vicki talked about Scarlet’s daily routine.
“We have so many lessons for her, so she starts with Chinese, Mandarin, she has swimming, she has gymnastics, she has reading class, she has piano, she has voice. She enjoys it,” Vicki said.
Scarlet turned 3 years old last March. The adorable toddler celebrated with a rainbow-and-dinosaur-themed bash. The birthday girl wore a Dolce and Gabbana dress that matched her mother’s.
Speaking of outfits, I read about how Scarlet would actually request her own #OoTD costumes (so adorable!)
“Actually, it’s partly her, it’s partly Hayden. She says, ‘Mommy, I wanna be a mermaid. Mommy, I wanna be a crayon.’ So, that’s why as much as possible, we find it (the costume),” Belo told Philstar.com.
In the same interview, Scarlet’s mom said that Scarlet daughter also gets her share of spanking when necessary.
“We discipline her and don’t spoil her as much as we can,” Belo said, adding “Now, we still discipline her like a normal girl. She got spanked. But now, not anymore. She does not cry anymore. She’s more behaved now. She’s a big girl now!”
I also learned that their little darling gets paid as a Belo endorser. In an interview for the launch of Watsons’ Beauty Transformation campaign, Hayden told Philstar.com that as a Belo endorser, Scarlet receives a minimum fee, which they put into the child’s trust fund.
“Ay, oo naman! Of course, the daddy will never agree (for her to work for free),” he said.
“From the beginning, we really made the products for Scarlet talaga. We used to buy her all natural baby products from abroad. When we’re looking for an endorser, our first choice turned us down kasi wala kaming budget masyado so sabi ko, ‘Si Scarlet na lang!
(We don’t have a big budget so I said ‘Scarlet instead’),” Belo said.
And since Scarlet is already an Internet star, I wonder if her parents are open to her getting into show business — and this is her mom’s response: “She’s got a lot of offers, but we don’t think it’s the right time for her. We’d rather have her stay in private.”
“We’re inspired because many people say she’s good vibes,” said Belo. “Many people say that when they’re having a bad day, which also happens to me, I just watch her videos and I laugh na lang, so I get what they mean.”
I totally agree! This charming little girl has been winning so many hearts, including mine. The good thing about it is that she is clearly having a good time entertaining us (her followers) while her parents bond with her in the process. That’s a win-win!
To Vicki and Hayden, you are doing a great job as parents. I am proud of what you’ve become and I hope to see Scarlet soon!