Breakout model Kelsey Merritt is set to become the next big Victoria’s Secret Model. The half Filipino half American who got her start as a model on Instagram is now set to take over the modeling industry.
Kelsey Merritt always dreamed of becoming a Victoria Secret Model. She wrote on her Twitter account just a year ago that her biggest dream was to become a Victoria Secret Model.
“Dream: Walk for Haute Couture shows. Have you guys seen the Chanel show’s set up?! But more than anything… my dream: VS”
But more than anything… my dream: VS ✨
— Kelsey Merritt (@kelsmerritt) July 7, 2017
Well, less than a year later she tweeted out,
“Remember this tweet? Well… I’m shooting with Victoria’s Secret next week!!!! I cannot contain my happiness. All for You!!!!”
Remember this tweet? Well… I‘m shooting with Victoria’s Secret next week!!!!! I cannot contain my happiness😭🙏🏽❤️ All for You!!!! https://t.co/vsCCOOGQ78
— Kelsey Merritt (@kelsmerritt) May 11, 2018
— Victoria's Secret (@VictoriasSecret) August 30, 2018
— Victoria's Secret (@VictoriasSecret) September 3, 2018
— Victoria's Secret (@VictoriasSecret) September 2, 2018
Meritt was born on Oct 1, 1996, in the Philippines and was discovered on Instagram. The 21-year-old has been working with Victoria’s Secret on many campaigns but every Victoria’s Secret model’s dream is to walk the runway for the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion show. And @powerhousePH just confirmed that Kelsey Merritt just got the callback reports GMA NEWS ONLINE.
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Confirmed! KELSEY MERRITT got a callback for the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. This is the part where they finally choose who will be part of the show. Good luck Kelsey! Hoping for the best! 😍🙏🏻 #VictoriasSecret #VictoriasSecretFashionShow2018 #VSShow2018 #VSCasting #VSCallbacks #powerhousePH
So congratulations Kelsey hope to see you on the runway as a Victoria’s Secret Angel with those wings.
Update: 9-10-2018 – Kelsey Merritt is getting backlash from the online community over her eurocentric looks. Many are claiming she doesn’t represent “real Filipinos”.