Kelsey Merritt is part of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit edition


Posted at Feb 17 2019 05:58 PM

MANILA – Kelsey Merritt is on a roll!

After making headlines in November last year for being the first Filipina model featured in the coveted Victoria’s Secret fashion show, Merritt announced on Saturday that she is part of Sports Illustrated (SI) Swimsuit 2019 rookie class.

“I’ve been keeping this a secret for a while,” she said on Instagram. “I am at my fitting right now. I am so excited because I am shooting in a few hours.”


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In an interview with the magazine, Merritt shared how much it means to her to become one of Sports Illustrated’s models.

“I really want to be a Sports Illustrated model because I love how confident the models are and I want to show everyone who is looking at these pictures and reading the magazine that they can also be confident in their own skin,” she said.

Based on her latest Instagram updates, the location of Merritt’s photo shoot for the magazine was in Exuma in the Bahamas.