Vicki Belo opens first clinic in US

By Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Posted at Jun 07 2011 05:23 PM | Updated as of Jun 08 2011 01:23 AM

GLENDALE, California – She is known as “Asia's Guru of Beauty” and now Dr. Vicki Belo is taking on Hollywood.

Just recently, Belo held a star-studded grand opening for her new clinic in Glendale, California.

The Glendale clinic is the first Belo clinic in the US which does non-invasive procedures.

Belo has a home in Glendale and she is planning to work at the clinic when she goes on her US vacations.

“They (people) always ask me when I'm coming to the States and 40% of our foreign patients are from the West Coast,” Belo said.

Singers Gary Valenciano and Martin Nievera, who just finished their joint concert, said they and their wives often ask Belo for beauty tips.

“Not just with artists but everyone back home. She has created a name,” said Valenciano.

International composer David Foster also has good words for Belo and said she will surely be a big hit in Hollywood.

“We love her work. We think she's a genius,” Foster siad.

Belo was joined by boyfriend Hayden Kho at the grand opening. The two, however, would not say if a wedding is in the works.

“Wala pa. Secret ‘yan, secret, but we will let you know,” said Kho.

Though the clinic has not formally opened yet, there is already a long waiting list.

The clinic is already booked with consultations until the end of the year.