Meet Kelsey Merritt, a Filipino-American who is now on her way to becoming a top supermodel after receiving the much awaited callback to be part of Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018.
The news first came to the public’s attention on Monday when Philippine-based pageant news source @PowerHousePH
on Twitter announced that the 21-year-old model – soon turning 22
– finally got the callback for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018.
Merritt echoed the same news to her more than 455,000 followers on Instagram where she posted a video of her work out in preparation for the callback.
“All about that balance! Thank you @kirkmyersfitness for getting me ready for vs callbacks tom,” the model wrote.
Merritt was already making heads turn even before her Victoria’s Secret stint. According to local television network ABS-CBN
, she juggled and balanced her studies and her career as a model after she was contacted by renowned modeling agency Wilhelmina Models
when she was still a sophomore in college.
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“I can say that one of the best decisions I’ve made so far is to finish my degree instead of stopping it halfway,”
she wrote in her Instagram post
when she graduated with an AB Communication degree from Ateneo de Manila University last year. “People often ask me how I managed to do it, and all I say is that as long as you have your priorities straight and manage your time well, then it really can be done.”
Before appearing on the runway, Merritt already appeared a few times as a model for Victoria’s Secret.
Apart from Wilhelmina Models in London, Merritt is also being represented internationally by other renowned modeling agencies like Women Milano in Milan
, Italy; Supreme Management
in New York, and Nomad MGMT
in Miami, Florida and Los Angeles, California.
There is no official word yet if Merritt does in fact land a spot in Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018. There are also no updates from Victoria’s Secret regarding the exact date and venue for this year’s prestigious, most-watched fashion event, according to Harper’s Bazaar