Ateneo's supermodel is first ever Pinay to walk Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Kelsey Merritt is making her name in the fashion world and not just a show, but in the world's most famous fashion show, the Victoria Secret Fashion Show.

The Filipino-American Kelsey is now on the spotlight of becoming a top supermodel after receiving the much awaited invitation to be part of Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2018.

            Photo Courtesy from: Kelsey Merritt Instagram

The news was first announced to the public's attention on Monday when Philippine-based pageant news @PowerHousePH announced that the 21-year-old model - soon turning 22 - finally got the callback for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2018.

Merritt shared same news on Twitter, she shared a photo of her in tears, while holding a bouquet of flowers. "We did it, Philippines!"she said."I'm walking in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2018!I can't believe this!"

Merritt is a graduate of AB Communications from Ateneo De Manila University in 2017 and moved to the US to pursue her full-time modeling career.

I can't believe I'm actually graduating in a few days!! 💙 I've been waiting for this moment to come for so long! 😂 I can say that one of the best decisions I've made so far is to finish my degree instead of stopping it halfway. Right after completing my second year in university, I moved to live in New York for a few months to model. My agency at that time asked me if I wanted to consider online schooling so I dont have to go back to the Philippines, and I have to say it was tempting.. But I chose not to. I stuck with going back to school, knowing I won't be able to be in NY for the most part of the year to do what I love. At the same time, I wouldn't be where I am if it weren't for the choices that I have made. The choice was not easy, but no one ever said it was going to be. It was not easy always flying more than 15 hours and then fighting jetlag, going to work the next day, and having to go home after work to finish papers or study for a test. It wasn't easy trying to fight back sleep on the plane because I had so many readings to catch up on. God knows how hard it was to constantly fly back and forth New York and London while still in school. I had to miss classes, but still make sure that I was on top of everything. At the same time, I had no right to complain I was having a hard time because I was blessed with work. I was living my dream! 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. Other people also think that I've missed a few semesters and I'm behind my batch, but that's not the case. I'm graduating with the same batch I entered Ateneo with. Now that I'm done with school, I can finally do what I want to do and live in the city I love most. Ateneo has played a great role in helping me become the person that I am today. I learned so much in Ateneo, and I wouldn't have had it any other way. AMDG 💙 Kelsey Alaine P. Merritt Bachelor of Arts Major in Communication Class of 2017 Ateneo de Manila University
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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.


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