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It’s official! Kelsey Merritt just earned a spot for Victoria Secret Fashion Show 2018

Kelsey Merritt will be the first-ever Filipina-American model who will walk the runway in this year’s Victoria Secret Fashion Show. (Photo courtesy: Kelsey Merritt Instagram)

Kelsey Merritt just earned a spot in the famous lingerie runway! Finally!

Filipino-American model Kelsey Merritt took on Instagram her sweet surprise to her followers whom she called “her rock” in the post. Merritt will officially strut the runway for the 2018 Victoria Secret Fashion Show before the end of this year.

WE DID IT PHILIPPINES! What an honor it is to be the first Filipino to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018!!! I’m walking in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018!!! Ahhhhhh I can’t believe this! Thank you so much,” she said in her post. 

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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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It can also be recalled that earlier in August, Kelsey announced that she will be modeling one of the products of Victoria Secret. On May 14, she tweeted about her excitement for her shoot the next day: “Been working out like crazy, eating very healthy, and mentally preparing myself that it’s actually happening!” It was then followed by several shoots wherein she headlined the famous lingerie brand.

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Fellow models and her fans flocked to her Twitter and Instagram account after hearing the good news from Kelsey herself. Several fans also made time to look back over her past tweet wherein she expressed her intense desire to walk in one of the famous runways in the modeling industry. In her Twitter post back in 2017, Kelsey said, ” Mark this tweet. Makakapag VS din ako balang araw.”

Kelsey graduated Bachelor of Arts Major in Communication in 2017 from the Ateneo De Manila University. She also revealed thru her Instagram post that she graduated alongside with the same batch she started with. While she was engaged in her studies, Kelsey also balanced her time to attend to her modeling gigs either in the Philippines or out of the country.

The 22-year-old Fil-Am model has been signed to international agencies such as Supreme Management in New York, Women Management Milano in Milan, Wilhelmina Models in London, Nomad Management in Miami and LA. She also models for local brands such as Palmolive, Kashieca, and Maybelline Philippines.

Kelsey is now based in New York.

She is set to walk the runway alongside her fellow first-timers such as Barbara Palvin and Winnie Harlow.

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is an annual show sponsored by and featuring Victoria’s Secret, a brand of lingerie and sleepwear. Victoria’s Secret uses the show to promote and market its goods in high-profile settings. Among the faces of the luxury brand are Candice Swanepoel, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Adriana Lima.

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