Even at two years old, Vicki Belo said her daughter Scarlet Snow is starting to wonder about her popularity online. With more than two million followers, the little girl easily gets recognized everywhere she goes in the country. “The only thing is she wonders why everybody knows who she is. Whenever we go anywhere they know. She asks me, ‘How come mommy everybody knows my name?’ But she has zero idea of how popular she is and what’s happening. I know you all know her to be friendly from Instagram but it takes her a while to warm up to people so she is very friendly and happy kung kilala ka niya,” Vicki explained.
Vicki admitted that she and husband Hayden Kho do try and regulate her daughter’s exposure to the internet daily. “We limit her use to the iPad for an hour a day. That is really our way to reward her. They have studies that show that when she watches the iPad or phone she becomes impatient and irritable so we’ve decided talaga to keep it low, 30 minutes at lunch and 30 minutes at dinner and then more books. She really loves books. Pero I’m telling you mas masakit sa parent humindi sa anak,” she said.
Going on numerous trips abroad with her busy work schedule has been an added challenge to Vicki when she has to be apart from her child. But Scarlet’s social media account has been an advantage for her when she is away. “Of course for every mother or father thinks their child is the cutest child ever so akala rin namin cutest child siya ever (laughs). So pinost lang namin for the heck of it and we got so surprised when many people also found her cute. And then the reason why we go on is because when we tried to stop, people would say, ‘Please she’s our dose of good vibes. She makes us happy. When I’m sad, I watch it.’ Actually I do that also. When I’m abroad and I’m feeling sad I watch her videos natatawa na lang ako. So anything positive, anything that can bring good vibes to the Filipinos for free pa, parang for us that’s a wonderful thing,” she said.