Known for being the first Filipino to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and to appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Kelsey Alaine Merritt (born October 1, 1996) is a Filipino-American model.
Kelsey Merritt Early life and education
Merritt was born on October 1, 1996, in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines, to a Filipina mother and an American soldier father who was semi-retired in Clark, Pampanga. He was of French, German, British, and Irish ancestry. She earned a communications degree from Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, Metro Manila, in May 2017. She began modeling when she was young in the Philippines and is now residing in New York City.
Kelsey Merritt Career
She appeared in ads for brands including Palmolive, San Miguel Light, and Kashieca while working in the Philippines. She also modeled for various magazine covers. She relocated to New York after completing her education and signed with Wilhelmina. On October 9, 2019, Kelsey announced on Instagram that she had signed with The Society in New York City as her new management.
She was the first Filipino-American model to walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York in 2018, according to reports. Her first-ever runway presentation was also held there.
She was highlighted in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for 2019.
She committed to working with the Viva Artists Agency on June 13, 2020.
Kelsey Merritt Before Fame
She led her volleyball team in high school as captain.
Kelsey Merritt Family Life
She hails from the Philippines originally. Since 2018, she has been seeing swimmer Conor Dwyer. She is allegedly in a relationship with Jared Leto as of 2022.
Kelsey Merritt Associate With
She shared the screen with Gigi Hadid, another model, in a Maybelline commercial.
Kelsey Merritt Trivia
She was given the chance to photograph Vera Wang’s “White” bridal line.
Where is Kelsey Merritt now?
She earned a communications degree from Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, Metro Manila, in May 2017. She began modeling when she was young in the Philippines and is now residing in New York City.
Where did Kelsey Merritt grow up?
“I’m from Pampanga, a little town in the Philippines. In a brief video interview, she states, “I would travel to Manila with my friends and go to open castings for fashion shows. My first tongue was Filipino, but I was raised speaking English.
Is Casey Merritt related to Kelsey Merritt?
Casey Merritt, Kelsey Merritt’s younger sister, recalled how she was frequently asked whether she wanted to pursue modeling.
Does Kelsey have a new partner?
The widow of TOM Parker, Kelsey Parker, is first spotted with her new boyfriend, a constructor named Sean Boggans. The 32-year-old was spotted on a double date on Valentine’s Day with Sean, 39, who she got to know eight months after The Wanted singer passed away at age 33 in March of last year after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.
How did Kelsey Merritt became a model?
When Kelsey was just 15 years old, her Pampanga-based model pals persuaded her to participate in Philippine Fashion Week.