It's official: Kelsey Merritt will be the first Filipina model to walk for Victoria's Secret Fashion Show!
The 21-year-old Pampanga-born Filipino-American supermodel broke the news in an Instagram post early today, September 8.
Kelsey wrote, "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!!"
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Kelsey is currently represented by Supreme Management in New York City.
The Ateneo de Manila University alumna is also signed under Women Milano in Milan, Italy; Wilhelmina Models London, and Nomad Management in California.
Kelsey will be joining the ranks of the world's top supermodels Candice Swanepoel, Behati Prinsloo, Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, Taylor Hill, Stella Maxwell, Martha Hunt, Jasmine Tookes, Sara Sampaio, Josephine Skriver, Romee Strijd, Elsa Hosk, and Lais Ribeiro.
The date and location of VSFW 2018 is yet to be announced, but it's usually held either on the last week of November or early December.