Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasques shared her intolerance experience while buying Louis Vuitton shoes in New York.
The back story began when the singer-actress saw the shoe in a magazine she was reading. And when she had a chance to go to New York, she took the chance to find the shoes that caught her attention.
On her vlog posted last October 1, Regine Velasquez gave her viewers a tour of her walk-in closet. Upon seeing one of her Louis Vuitton (LV) shoe pairs in her cabinet, she was instantly brought to the time when she was in New York.
Velasquez recounted going to Louis Vuitton to buy a pair of heels she saw in a magazine. She said, “I went to New York to find [these] particular shoes… And then when I got there, nakita ko na, nandun sa display. Sa umpisa pa lang, sinabi agad sa akin wala akong size… Sinabi talaga. Sabi ko, ‘Can I at least try them on?’ Sabi niya, sabi ng guy, ‘Uh, no.’ Sabi talaga, ganun. Na-discriminate agad ang lola niyo, so na-depress ako ng very very light.”
From there, Velasquez went to the Neiman Marcus store nearby. Sadly, she said she felt discriminated again because no one was paying attention to her.
Meron akong nakilalang black guy. Again, I was being discriminated. No one was making me pansin, yung lahat sila nagsusukat. Walang pumapansin sa ‘kin until this guy came to me and then he said, ‘Do you need help?’”
“Sabi ko, parang maiiyak na ‘ko, ‘Yes, I need help.’ So lahat ng tinuro ko binili ko talaga, so ang happy niya, super happy siya. Samantalang yung bwisit na ibang nandun, nagtitinginan sila kasi yung ibang nagsusukat dun, wala naman binili ‘te“
In the end, Velasquez bought 20 pairs of shoes. It doesn’t end there. She went back to Louis Vuitton, carrying all the shoes she bought.
“Nung marami na ‘kong bitbit, pinapasok ako sa loob ng Louis Vuitton at nabili ko siya. ‘Yan ang story ng Louis Vuitton shoes na ito.”
Filipina actress Regine Velasquez is considered among the prominent singers in the country. She has done several sold-out concerts.
In 2018, Asia’s Song Bird transferred at the Kapamilya network to follow her husband Ogie Alcasid and work with other celebrities. She is currently one of the performers at the longest-running weekend noontime musical variety show, ASAP.
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