LOOK: Kelsey Merritt in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit's 2020 issue

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Posted at Jul 22 2020 04:16 PM

MANILA -- The 2020 issue of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit is finally out, and it features Filipino-American model Kelsey Merritt.

This is the second time that Merritt appeared on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, after being part of its "rookie class" back in 2019.

On Wednesday, Merritt shared a photo from their shoot for the magazine in Dominican Republic.

"Thank you for having me back for a second year, fam," she wrote.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit also released a video showing its 2020 roster of models, including Merritt.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Merritt earlier said she considers the magazine "a powerful and iconic brand that celebrates women of all color, size, age, and ethnicity."

"Whenever I see them do something groundbreaking that no one else has done before, I am in awe that I get to call this brand my family. They continue to shatter ceilings for inclusivity. I am so proud and honored at the same time to be amongst the company of strong, confident women that encourage everyone to be their true authentic self," she said.

Merritt is known to many as the first Filipina to walk on the Victoria's Secret fashion show runway.