MANILA – Iconic lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret formally introduced Kelsey Merritt as one of its runway models on Wednesday.
“It’s a dream come true for Kelsey Merritt!” read a post on the official Instagram page of Victoria’s Secret, which showed a photo of the Filipino-American in tears after finding out that she is part of the brand’s fashion show this year.
Victoria’s Secret also uploaded a “runway Q&A” with Merritt on its IG TV page where the model was asked about her special talents or skills, her favorite food and television shows, her style icons, and her pet peeves.
When asked to give advice to aspiring models, Merritt replied: “Dream big and dream hard, and work hard. Don’t stop pushing yourself to your limits… Don’t look at others’ success, don’t worry about others, don’t compare yourself to others. Just focus on yourself and you’ll go far.”
Merritt is the first Filipina to walk in the highly coveted Victoria’s Secret fashion show, which has featured the likes of Tyra Banks and Miranda Kerr.
She has always been vocal about her love for the Philippines, saying she was born and raised in the country.