Fil-Am model Kelsey Merritt seems to be having the best time of her life. From getting herself a loving and supportive two-time Olympic gold medalist boyfriend to being the first Filipina ever to walk at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, 2018 proved to be one crazy ride for the 22-year-old Ateneo de Manila University graduate.
Before ringing in the New Year, eagle-eyed fans of Kelsey Merritt noticed that she got to hang out with Zac Efron. Kelsey and Zac were in the same photo alongside her beau Conor Dwyer and one other friend name Caleb Davidge.
Of course, several fans, including one named Ellaine Basterechia, couldn't help but ask the model how she managed to keep her calm knowing she was just a few feet away from Zac. "How do you not freak out when Zac Efron is just a few feet away from you?" the fan asked.
Unknown to many, Kelsey Merritt's Olympian boyfriend, Conor Dwyer, is close friends with Zac Efron. As it turns out, Zac and his brother Dylan became the Olympian swimmer's teammates during a triathlon event last September 2017 for the benefit of the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.
Having welcomed the New Year together, Kelsey and her boyfriend sealed the first day of the year with a kiss.
"Had an amazing year with you baby, can’t wait for 2019 together," she wrote.
To which her boyfriend replied: "Mahal Kita."