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Kelsey Merritt
Born
Kelsey Alaine Merritt

(1996-10-01) October 1, 1996 (age 22)
Pampanga, Central Luzon, Philippines
Alma materAteneo de Manila University
Modeling information
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
Agency
  • Supreme Management (New York, Paris)
  • Women Management Direct (Milan)
  • Wilhelmina (London)
  • Nomad Management (Miami, Los Angeles)[1]

Kelsey Alaine Merritt (born October 1, 1996) is a Filipino-American[2] model best known for being the first Filipino woman to ever walk in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2018.[3]

Life and Career[edit]

Merritt was born on October 1, 1996 in Pampanga, Philippines to a Filipina mother and American father of French, German, British and Irish descent.[4] In May 2017, she graduated from Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, Metro Manila, with a degree in communications.[5] She has been modeling in Philippines.[6] After finishing her studies she moved to New York where she signed with Wilhelmina.[7][8]

In 2018, she walked for Victoria's Secret fashion show in New York and was announced to be the first Filipino woman to ever walk in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.[9][10]

Her modeling photos have earned her a following of more than one million fans on Instagram.[11]