LOOK: Kelsey Merritt debuts in Victoria's Secret fashion show

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Posted at Nov 09 2018 01:06 PM | Updated as of Nov 09 2018 10:43 PM

Kelsey Merritt debuted early Friday (Manila time) on the Victoria’s Secret fashion show stage — a dream-come-true for the budding supermodel who also makes history as the first Filipina to join the iconic brand’s flagship event.

The fashion show was held and taped Thursday in New York, with the telecast and web premiere scheduled on December 2.

In a series of updates on Instagram, Merritt shared a look at her preparations for her turn on the runway, and her actual look as a debuting VS Fashion Show model.

The Pampanga-born Merritt, 21, joined the likes of Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo, Martha Hunt, Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, and fellow newcomers Winnie Harlow, Barbara Palvin, and Lorena Rae.

Merritt, who made international headlines as the first Pinay to be cast in the VS fashion show, was a radiant sight in her complete runway outfit.

Here’s a look:

Kelsey Merritt prepares backstage during 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. Dia Dipasupil, Getty Images for Victoria's Secret/AFP

Kelsey Merritt prepares backstage during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images for Victoria's Secret/AFP

Kelsey Merritt prepares backstage during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images for Victoria's Secret/AFP

Kelsey Merritt walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images for Victoria's Secret/AFP

Kelsey Merritt walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images for Victoria's Secret/AFP

Kelsey Merritt, Maia Cotton, and Willow Hand walk the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images for Victoria's Secret/AFP

Filipino model Kelsey Merritt (R) walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 8, 2018 at Pier 94 in New York City. - Every year, the Victoria's Secret show brings its famous models together for what is consistently a glittery catwalk extravaganza. It's the most-watched fashion event of the year (800 million tune in annually) with around 12 million USD spent on putting the spectacle together according to Harper's Bazaar. Angela Weiss, AFP

Filipino model Kelsey Merritt walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 8, 2018 at Pier 94 in New York City. - Every year, the Victoria's Secret show brings its famous models together for what is consistently a glittery catwalk extravaganza. It's the most-watched fashion event of the year (800 million tune in annually) with around 12 million USD spent on putting the spectacle together according to Harper's Bazaar. Angela Weiss, AFP

Kelsey Merritt prepares backstage during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images for Victoria's Secret/AFP

Kelsey Merritt prepares backstage during 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret/AFP

Myrthe Bolt and Kelsey Merritt prepare backstage during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret/AFP

Kelsey Merritt poses backstage during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret/AFP