Last May 9, millions of Filipinos braved the summer heat to exercise their right to vote. Registered voters had to line up for hours, sometimes the entire day, just to successfully submit their ballots.
Even famous personalities weren't exempt from the wait, Dr. Vicki Belo included. A funny "senior moment" even happened to the celebrity doctor while she was in the queue!
According to Dr. Belo, she went to the voting precinct with her husband Hayden Kho Jr., son Quark Henares and his wife Bianca Yuzon, and ex-husband Atom Henares.
"When I got there, ang haba ng line, grabe, so for the first time kahit ayokong aminin, umamin na po ako na senior [citizen] na po ako, 'cause I saw the line in the seniors medyo short," the doctor shared in an Instagram video.
While Dr. Belo does not share her real age to the public, she is currently over 60 years old. However, she certainly doesn't look it, to the point where people at her precinct couldn't believe she was a senior citizen!
"Sabi ng girl doon, 'senior?!' Sabi ko yes," Dr. Belo shared. After answering a few questions, she was eventually able to join the seniors' lane. However, it wasn't just the election volunteer who had trouble believing the doctor's age.
Dr. Belo continued, "When I sat there bigla nalang narinig ko from the back may medyo galit. Sabi niya akala ko ba pang senior lang 'tong area na to ba't nandiyan 'yan?"
Failing to control her laughter, she added, "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 that's the best compliment I've ever received because it's so genuine."
In the caption of the video, Dr. Belo called the incident her best "senior moment"!
Do you blame the people in the precinct for not believing Dr. Belo's age? We definitely don't!
Watch the original video on Dr. Vicki Belo's Instagram below:
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