IN PHOTOS: Kelsey Merritt's journey to the Victoria's Secret runway

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino-American model Kelsey Merritt will soon be making history as the first model from the Philippines to walk the highly-anticipated Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

She's been working with the iconic intimate wear brand for a while now but in September, it was confirmed that she'd been selected for the annual fashion show.

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In case you've been living under a rock, the yearly show is a very extra spectacle that combines fashion, music, glamour and, of course, unbelievably gorgeous women.

Here's a quick look back at our very own Kelsey's journey – from finding out she bagged the part to all the not-so-glamorous prep work that comes before she walks that runway.

A dream come true

Kelsey had made it a goal to walk the Victoria's Secret runway – and she wasn't shy about it. And why would she?

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Strutting around in lingerie in front of a live and later, television audience, is not an easy feat. Kelsey's been working hard – really hard – to get ready for that moment. Her workouts are insane.

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Of course, she's managed to squeeze in quality time with her boyfriend, Olympic gold medalist Conor Dwyer.

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And what good is achieving your dreams when it's all work and no play? Kelsey's managed to find time to unwind here and there.

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This year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show takes place in New York on November 8. It airs on December 2 in the US. – Rappler.com