Naomi Neo is the definition of a successful internet influencer. Earning a six-digit income with a camera and nice lighting, netizens either adore her or flat out hate her.
We have watched her grow from the sweet innocent little Naomi with circle contact lenses to her controversial era after breaking up with JianHao Tan, and now a wife to Han and a mother of two kids.
Now that she has two of her own bundle of joys, Kyzo and Zyla, she decided to dive deeper into her own childhood that holds a thousand secrets. And she isn’t afraid of exposing to the public the secret she holds dear. Naomi, who recently turned 26 yesterday (25th January), uploaded a YouTube video on the same day, revealing that she was actually adopted.
The 19-minute long YouTube video featured not only her parents, but also husband, cousins, and close friend. They all came together to help her piece the puzzle. She told the interviewer little hints that she picked up in recent years, up till her pregnancy.
One of the earliest hints that she picked up other than not having baby pictures in the house, was when she first asked her blood type during her teenage years. Her parents either avoided the question or they always gave her unassertive answers.
Then her identification card was the next thing that gave it away; instead of her being a citizen of the Republic of Singapore, her identity stated she was from the Republic of China. Again, when questioned, her parents gave different answers every time she popped the question.
When she was pregnant with her son, she often came to her mother for advice. It only makes sense to approach your own mother for pregnancy related matters. Mothers know best after all, don’t they? But apparently, her mother was more fascinated by the pregnancy than she was. Her mother did not even know the feeling of having a baby kick while in the womb. She also stated that pregnancy advices from her mother were never personal, it was always based on others’ experiences.
However, in the end, her parents came forward and explained that she was adopted from China. She was the third child of her biological parents, so they had to give her away as China did not allow more than two kids per household at that time. The explanation was a major tear-jerker, but Naomi handled the truth maturely.
Despite her being adopted, they loved her like their own flesh and blood regardless. Her father stated that “Adopting you was our greatest pride and joy!” while her mother said “You were already a part of my flesh from the day you came. Never once have I regretted adopting you.”
She reflected on the revelation, and it shed a new light on their perspective, improving their relationship as parents and daughter. The video ended with her thanking them for all that they have done for her.
Have you ever been told a news that changed your whole life?