Kelsey Merritt booking the iconic Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this year was a milestone not only for the Filipino-American model, but for her fellow Filipinos who has since looked up to the leading lingerie brand.
And it wasn’t surprising, either, as the core value of Victoria’s Secret in highlighting strong, beautiful, and empowered women aligns that of Kelsey’s. On Thursday, the 22-year-old model turned to Twitter to encourage support among women. “Let’s never pit women against each other. Celebrate each other’s success instead [sic] Spread love!,” wrote the first Filipina to have graced the iconic runway last November 8 in New York City.
After her Victoria’s Secret stint, more projects lined up for Kelsey, including a feature at Vogue’s Beauty Secrets segment, no less.