Last May 9, people went to their respective precincts to cast their votes for the country’s future leaders. Celebrity dermatologist Vicki Belo had an interesting time while she was waiting for her turn to vote.
On her Instagram, the 65-year-old dermatologist shared a funny encounter she had––her age was questioned by the other people who were in the same line as her. Vicki was with her husband, Hayden Kho; her ex-husband, Atom Henares; their son Quark Henares; and her daughter-in-law, Bianca Yuzon-Henares.
"So, for the first time, kahit ayokong aminin, umamin na po ako na senior na po ako. Kasi I saw the line in the senior, medyo short, I went to the senior line and I said, 'Excuse me po, is this the line for seniors?'” she started her story.
At first, the lady who was assisting her double checked with her if she was a senior and Vicki confirmed that she was. She was made to sit with all the other senior citizens who were going to vote as well.
“Then when I sat there, bigla na lang narinig ko from the back, may medyo galit! Sabi niya, ‘Akala ko ba pang senior lang itong area na 'to? Bakit nandiyan iyan?,’” Vicki continued.
At that moment, she didn’t know how to react whether or not she should be angry or happy and take it as a compliment. However, she later on realized that being mistaken as someone who looks younger for their actual age is a huge compliment and a mood booster.
“Should I be mad or happy because she didn’t think I was a senior, and so I guess I’m happy! Thank you very much! It’s the best compliment I’ve ever received ‘coz it’s so genuine!” she said.
The comments on her post have been full of support for her and are also genuinely curious how the dermatologist had been looking