MANILA, Philippines – It's official! Filipino-American model Kelsey Merritt will walk for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2018, which usually takes place at the end of the year.
Kelsey confirmed the news through Instagram late Friday evening, September 7.
"WE DID IT PHILIPPINES! I’m walking in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018!!! Ahhhhhh I can’t believe this! Thank you soooo much," she said, thanking her management for the support.
View this post on Instagram WE DID IT PHILIPPINES!!!!!! I’m walking in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018!!! Ahhhhhh I can’t believe this!! Thank you soooo much @johndavidpfeiffer, @monica.mitro, @10magazine, and Ed Razek for making my dream come true!! And to my agents at @suprememgmt @nomadmgmt @romanyoung @david_kimm @marissasurmenkow thank you for believing in me and helping me throughout this journey!! A post shared by Kelsey Merritt (@kelseymerritt) on Sep 7, 2018 at 8:37am PDT
View this post on Instagram That moment when your agency @suprememgmt tells you you booked the #VSFashionShow @victoriassecret!!! The best feeling in the world!!! A post shared by Kelsey Merritt (@kelseymerritt) on Sep 7, 2018 at 4:27pm PDT
Kelsey had been called for another screening before getting the job. She will join top models, including the Victoria's Secret Angels, in walking the runway for the brand. She has also done ads for the company. (READ: Meet Kelsey Merritt, the Fil-Am model who's working with Victoria's Secret)
Prior to getting the job, Kelsey posted photos of herself after the first screening.
View this post on Instagram @victoriassecret callbacks Thank u @themartyharper for getting my hair casting ready A post shared by Kelsey Merritt (@kelseymerritt) on Sep 5, 2018 at 4:34am PDT
The Victoria's Secret fashion show is an annual event, where top models gather together to walk for the lingerie brand. The Victoria's Secret Angels – who wear the giant wings during the show and are the brand's official faces – counts several giants in the modelling industry as its member. They include Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Miranda Kerr. – Rappler.com