Celebrity doctor Hayden Kho has switched the Instagram account of his baby daughter, Scarlet Snow, to private, one month after introducing his first child with partner Vicki Belo to the public.
The 36-year-old Kho pleaded for understanding as he begins regulating Scarlet Snow’s followers, which has ballooned to near 200,000.
“It’s for her protection,” he said. “Don’t worry coz people can still request permission to follow and those who are already following would still be able to see her posts.”
Kho admitted to be “very” protective of Scarlet Snow. He also explained that he decided to open a social media account for his daughter due to fears of identity theft.
“The only reason we opened an account for Scarlet is because I wanted to prevent identity theft. So pagkapanganak pa lang niya, kinuha ko na agad lahat ng Scarlet Snow Belo sa Instagram, sa Facebook, at sa Twitter before pa makuha ng iba,” he said.
Scarlet Snow was born through surrogacy. Kho and Belo first introduced her to the public last May 16 — leading to speculation that the baby was adopted.
“She is 100 percent our daughter,” said Belo.
Kho shared that he and Belo, at first, did not want to reveal Scarlet Snow. “Partly because we wanted to focus on her,” he said. “We don’t want to be busy na sasagot about sa mga issues. People are asking questions now.”
The couple has also posted home videos of Scarlet Snow online, with the latest showing Kho giving his daughter ice cream.
“I feel so blessed. Parang everyday I’m receiving a new gift na I don’t even deserve,” said Kho when asked to describe to feeling of becoming a father.
“I enjoy putting her to sleep and feeding her and talking to her kahit feeling ko hindi niya ako naiintindihan. …I’m also discovering a lot about myself while taking care of her, while discovering things about her that makes her unique. Those things are special.” (MNS)