MANILA – It’s safe to say that it is every bride-to-be’s dream to wear a Michael Cinco gown on her wedding day.
And celebrity doctor Vicki Belo is four times as lucky as she gets to wear not one, but four dresses by the Dubai-based Filipino designer.
Belo, who is set to marry fellow doctor Hayden Kho in Paris in September after 12 years of being together, said she was surprised when Cinco personally delivered four dresses to her house.
“I didn’t ask Michael to do four dresses. He just surprised me by giving me four dresses kasi he got carried away daw with the excitement. The four dresses all look different. I will wear two or three to the wedding, and one for a photo shoot,” she said in an interview with the fashion website Preview.
“I’ve always wanted a Michael Cinco dress. I’ve dreamt about it, but it was always too expensive for me – I felt it was,” she admitted. “But since my wedding is in Paris, I wanted to have a Filipino world-class designer to do my dress, and that’s Michael. They’re really beautiful and I’m so happy with the dresses.”
Recalling the first time she tried on her wedding dresses, Belo said: “It’s everything I imagined, hoped for, and more. Because of course, I think one of the fantasies you have when you were a little girl is to be a princess. And I never had this kind of dress. I saw 12 people working on it, beading it – hand-made. So I’m really so excited and I was not disappointed at all.”
“I was so overwhelmed by his kindness. And for him to come all the way [to Manila] to fit me – he’s such a perfectionist!”
Belo got married to Kho in a civil ceremony in their home last June. Their daughter, Scarlet Snow, is the country’s most followed celebrity kid on Instagram.
She has two other children from her ex-husband, Atom Henares – Quark and Cristalle.