Dra. Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho's introduction of their daughter Baby Scarlet Snow did not only get public attention, but also drew a lot of questions.
Q: “Is Baby Scarlet Snow a real daughter of Dra. Vicki and Hayden?”
A: Baby Scarlet Snow is the real daughter of Hayden but not with Dra. Vicki. Her mother, according to Ricky Lo, is a Mexican-American lady whom neither Hayden nor Dra. Vicki has met.
(Update: In a separate interview with ABS-CBN News, Dra. Vicki clarified that Scarlet Snow is "100 percent" her biological daughter with Hayden Kho.)
Q: “Nabuntis ba si Dra. Belo?”
A: A surrogate mom gave birth to Scarlet. She was conceived through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) that cost $200,000 (roughly PHP8 million), according to the entertainment columnist.
Q: “Kailan ipinanganak si Baby Scarlet Snow?”
A: She was born March 2015 in U.S., and her full name on her birth certificate is Scarlet Snow Belo.
Baby Scarlet Snow is Dra. Vicki's third child.
She has two biological children, director Quark Henares and entrepreneur Cristalle Henares, by her ex-husband Atom Henares.
On his column, Ricky Lo wrote, Dra. Vicki treats Baby Scarlet Snow “as her own flesh and blood, a cute 'gift' that, to paraphrase Vicki relating how her adoptive parents described how she came into being, 'may not have come from my tummy but straight from my heart.'”
Q: “Siya ba yung model sa Belo Baby?”
A. Yes. On the Facebook page of Belo Baby, Dra. Vicki introduces the face of their new product line: “I am so excited because it is starring our very own cute one-year-old baby Scarlet Snow Belo.”
Q: “Nabinyagan na ba siya? Sinu-sino ang mga ninong at ninang?”
A: Baby Scarlet Snow's baptism happened in July 2015. Ricky Lo said the “important event” was held at the Santuario de San Antonio Parish in Forbes Park, Makati City.
Her godparents included TV5 chairman Manny V. Pangilinan and Belo celebrity endorser Anne Curtis.
In the latter part of his column, Ricky Lo had an exclusive interview with Baby Scarlet Snow's parents, Dra. Vicki and Hayden, who both stated: "We feel like our lives and relationship have more meaning now that Scarlet is here.
"The greatest challenge really is the inner work that it requires for both of us to be good and godly role models to her.
"That requires a lot of strength, discipline, self-confidence, and most importantly, prayer and faith because at the end of the day we know that really aren’t the ones in control of her life. It is Jesus Christ.”