A huge dream come true indeed for Kelsey Merritt!
“I’ve always wanted a photo on the pink carpet!!!! Pinch meeee aaaahh all of this isnt real,” she posted on her Instagram account; referring to the grand opportunity of joining the Victoria’s Secret team of models.
It was indeed a day to celebrate as Merritt, the first Filipino model to walk in the much-coveted event, made her debut in the 2018 VS Fashion show held on November 8 in New York City. Reports say that she did not disappoint. Truly a sight to see.
It was earlier in September that she made history when Victori’a Secret announced that she’s in — which is every model’s dream, too.
Merritt was born in the Philippines, grew up in Pampanga and obtained her college degree in Manila.
The Big Day
“Soooo this just happened!!!!! Ahhhhh yesterday was a dream and it’s 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 ecstatically shared just how she felt after the momentous strut on the VS runway.
“About to do our second show!!!! Ahhhhh The energy here is crazy!!!! #VSFashionShow,” she captioned a video she shared on IG; showing us a sneak peak of how she struts.
The annual iconic show made its grand return to New York City a few days ago and was dubbed as “Heaven on Earth”; featuring famous celebrities including Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo, and Candice Swanepoel. Reports said that the 21-year-old beauty shared the runway with Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Bella Hadid. We’ll find out on December 2 when the show is finally aired by ABC.
Meanwhile, admiration and Pinoy pride poured on the reactions section of posts on IG and Twitter…and we can understand why.
Here’s a quick peek of Merritt’s VS runway debut from Khesh Santos via Twitter.
Her Runway interview video as shared by Victoria’s Secret on September 12 via IG got more than 16K likes.