Three-year-old Scarlet Snow Belo may be the country's most followed toddler, with over two million followers on Instagram, but she is unaware of her immense popularity.
Her mom, Dra. Vicki Belo, told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) yesterday, March 13, during the Belo Smile project event at SM Megamall Fashion Hall, "She has no idea that she has two million followers or whatever.
"She doesn't have any idea what's going on, that she's so popular.
"The only question she's ever asked me is, 'Why does everybody know my name?'"
Though she's too young to fully understand her situation, Vicki revealed that her Insta-famous tot has started becoming camera-conscious.
"I don't know if you've noticed, our videos are less because she doesn't like to be videoed anymore.
"The moment you take out your camera, she'll stop. Parang, 'Mommy, no!'
"She'll tell them, 'No!' She's doing something cute, she'll stop [when she sees a camera]."
The mother of three figured that this was caused by Scarlet Snow's personal encounters with some fans.
Vicki said, "[Hayden and I] are very careful about controlling her environment.
"Sometimes people get so gigil with her that they tend to be very rough, the way they treat her.
"You know, they pinch her or picture-picture.
"She's so shocked. Bakit yung mga ng tao dito niyayakap na ako, kinikiss na ako?
"And, you know, that's okay for older actors and actresses because they know, but she's only [three]!"
Somehow, Vicki understood where Scarlet Snow was coming from.
"I really hate pictures myself. That was a frustration with my parents because I really didn't like it.
"So I can understand where she's coming from…
"My last picture is when I'm seven years old, and then when I get married.
"There's nothing in between."