Kelsey Merritt Biography
Kelsey Alaine Merritt is a Filipino model who was born on October 1, 1996. She is best known for breaking barriers by becoming the first Filipina model to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and to appear in the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Swimsuit Issue
Early life and education
Merritt was born on October 1, 1996, in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines, to a Filipina mother and an American father of French, German, British, and Irish origin. Her mother was Filipino, while her father was American. Merritt’s paternal grandparents were from the Philippines. She received a degree in communications from Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, which is located in the Metropolitan Manila area, in May of 2017. She began her modeling career when she was quite young in the Philippines, and she is now primarily based in New York City.
During the course of her career in the Philippines, she appeared in ads for Palmolive, San Miguel Light, and the clothing company Kashieca. In addition, she was featured on the covers of a number of other magazines. After completing her education, she relocated to New York and soon after earned a contract with Wilhelmina. Kelsey announced via an Instagram post on October 9, 2019, that she has signed with her new management company, The Society, which is based in New York City.
In 2018, she was recognized as the first Filipino-American model to walk the runway for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which took place in New York City. She walked for the brand Victoria’s Secret. In addition to that, it was her very first time walking the runway.
In the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated for 2019, she was featured in several different pages.
She inked her contract with the Viva Artists Agency on the 13th of June in the year 2020.