Zoe Gabriel (centre, photo in left of montage) poses with government officials with her Charles & Keith bag.


Filipino teen of Charles & Keith ‘luxury’ bag fame meets mayor, gets more gifts from brand

The Singapore-based Filipino teenager who went viral for her Charles & Keith “luxury” bag has gotten more gifts from the brand, and was also invited to meet city government officials of her Philippine hometown of San Juan City.

“And that bag became her lucky charm,” TikTok user Shane posted on Zoe Gabriel’s latest video where she is seen mingling with government officials and positing for a photo with the mayor and vice mayor, along with her infamous bag.

@zohtacono bc mayor and vice mayor are so cool, vm’s ringtone is a pop song 😭😭😭♬ Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) – Edison Lighthouse

Gabriel also posted a video thanking Thrifty Philippines for sponsoring her recent trip to the Philippines. Since her infamous video, the young influencer has continued to grow her fanbase. She now has more than 223,000 followers and 4.3 million likes on her TikTok account.

Charles & Keith also gave her more bags, as revealed in a January 15 video on TikTok. “To everyone who has shown their support and endless kindness, this is for you,” Gabriel wrote in the caption, thanking netizens who rallied with her. Watch that video:

@zohtaco @CHARLES & KEITH #charleskeith #imwithcharleskeith ♬ thenineteenseventyfive – push baby

In a note, Charles & Keith said the company is “so impressed” with how Gabriel handled the situation. “You inspired so many others to be kind, compassionate, and confident,” the note read.

Gabriel’s video went viral on social media last January 8 where she revealed receiving a Charles & Keith bag from her father, and labelling it a luxury bag.

Some netizens called her out for it, but many came to her defense. Here’s that video:

@zohtaco Replying to @Brandon7916 ♬ The Best Day (Taylor’s Version) – Taylor Swift

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