Pinay makes historic walk at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Don Tagala, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 10 2018 03:10 AM


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NEW YORK CITY - The biggest and most awaited fashion show in the world is back in the Big Apple.

Some 60 angels walked this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94.

Eighteen of them, including Filipino-American Kelsey Merritt, are newbie models making their debut at the most coveted catwalk in the world of fashion

Merritt made history as the first ever Filipina to walk in the annual fashion show on Thursday night.

"Soooo this just happened!!!!! Ahhhhh yesterday was a dream and it so much more than I have ever imagined!!! I can’t thank @victoriassecret enough for giving me the opportunity to walk in this year’s fashion show!!," she posted on Instagram.

The US lingerie giant scoured the earth and found their angels from 20 countries.

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Merritt's advice for aspiring models?

"Dream big, dream hard and work hard, and 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," she said.

As new angels spread their wings, one angel took her final walk down the runway.

Supermodel and veteran angel Adriana Lima hung up her wings from the fashion show that made her famous.

Elsa Hosk was given the honor to walk wearing the iconic million-dollar brassiere.

The 2018 Fantasy Bra is adorned with more than 2,100 Swarovski diamonds in a sterling silver silhouette.

"I don't know it's the most iconic bra that's probably ever made. And when you put it on, you really feel like, wow, like this is my moment and it's my time to shine. I don't know, I feel really grateful," Hosk said.

The fashion show's soundtrack were provided by pop stars Halsey and Shawn Mendes.

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show holiday special will air on Sunday, Dec. 2 on ABC Network.