Kelsey Merritt Is First Filipino to Walk Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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Kelsey Merritt has earned her wings, and it made history.

Merritt’s modeling career rose to success through appearances in Maybelline advertisements, and current work with Victoria Secret’s Victoria Sport campaign. However, her most recent gig is by-far the most monumental of her career. The 21-year-old model was confirmed to take part in the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion show, being the first Filipino to ever walk the runway.

The young model posted a sweet video to Instagram of her reaction to the incredible news, expressing her gratitude for all her fans’ support.

 

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WE DID IT PHILIPPINES!!!!!! 🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭 What an honor it is to be the first Filipino to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018!!! Ahhhhhh I can’t believe this!! Thank you soooo much @johndavidpfeiffer, @monica.mitro, @10magazine, and @ed_razek for making my dream come true!! ❤️❤️❤️ And to my agents at @suprememgmt @nomadmgmt @romanyoung @david_kimm @marissasurmenkow thank you for believing in me and being there for me throughout this journey!! 💕🙏🏼 But most of all thank you to all my followers you guys are my rock!!! I couldn’t have done this without you guys. Thank you for your never ending support I LOVE Y’ALL para sainyo to!!!💕🇵🇭🙏🏼 #VSFashionShow

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The lingerie company’s annual fashion show is set to air in November. As Merritt struts down the catwalk, she will be proudly representing every Filipino female.