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Kelsey Merritt teases new project as another feat for Filipinos

After conquering the Victoria's Secret stage, what's next for Fil-Am model Kelsey Merritt?

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1/21/2019 2:01 PM
Kelsey Merritt teases new project as another feat for Filipinos


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A new groundbreaking project for Filipino-American model Kelsey Merritt is currently in the works, she confirmed on Twitter last Friday. 

Although she has to keep it under wraps still, Kelsey revealed that the project is another feat for the Filipinos.

“I’m shooting something exciting soon! I can’t wait to tell you guys what it is!”, she said.

 

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Kelsey, who hails from Pampanga, gained international recognition as the first Filipino woman to ever walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last year. This unique opportunity brought about more for the 22-year-old, including a feature on Vogue magazine for their Beauty Secrets segment, among others. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WE DID IT PHILIPPINES!!!!!! 🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭 What an honor it is to be the first Filipino to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018!!! Ahhhhhh I can’t believe this!! Thank you soooo much @johndavidpfeiffer, @monica.mitro, @10magazine, and @ed_razek for making my dream come true!! ❤️❤️❤️ And to my agents at @suprememgmt @nomadmgmt @romanyoung @david_kimm @marissasurmenkow thank you for believing in me and being there for me throughout this journey!! 💕🙏🏼 But most of all thank you to all my followers you guys are my rock!!! I couldn’t have done this without you guys. Thank you for your never ending support I LOVE Y’ALL para sainyo to!!!💕🇵🇭🙏🏼 #VSFashionShow

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It’s a known fact that Kelsey used to juggle her career as a part-time model with her studies as then a communication student at the Ateneo de Manila University before moving in New York to work there full-time. 

“I can say that one of the best decisions I've made so far is to finish my degree instead of stopping it halfway. 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,” she wrote on Instagram in 2017. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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