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‘They continue to shatter ceilings for inclusivity’: Kelsey Merritt honored to return to Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

Kelsey Merritt is back in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition for her second year.

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Kristhoff Cagape

FRESH SCOOPS

07/21/2020 11:11 AM
‘They continue to shatter ceilings for inclusivity’: Kelsey Merritt honored to return to Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition
Photo Credit: @si_swimsuit and @kelseymerritt Instagram

Kelsey Merritt took to social media to express her excitement as she returned to Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition for its 2020 issue. It's her second year with the American magazine.

"Soooo excited for @si_swimsuit to come out on newsstands July 21st!!!! Here’s a little bts from our shoot in Dominican Republic," she posted on her Instagram page.

 


 

Sports Illustrated also posted a photo and a video of Kelsey on their Instagram page, sharing a statement from the Filipino-model talking about her love for the brand.

 

 

"SI Swim is such a powerful and iconic brand that celebrates women of all color, size, age and ethnicity. Whenever I see them do something groundbreaking that no one else has done before, I am in awe that I get to call this brand my family," Kelsey stated.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

@kelseymerritt is BACK for #SISwim2020 👙 Who are you most excited to see this year?

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Kelsey also commended the magazine on promoting authenticity and inclusivity.

She remarked, "They continue to shatter ceilings for inclusivity. I am so proud and honored at the same time to be amongst the company of strong, confident women that encourage everyone to be their true authentic self,"

The model was first featured in the magazine in May 2019.

 

 

 

 

Aside from her stint with Sports Illustrated, Kelsey is best known as the first Filipina to walk the Victoria's Secret Fashion show.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

With the most beautiful girls in and out @josephineskriver @romeestrijd @jastookes @laisribeiro 💕😘💕

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She was part of the 2018 VS fashion show and walked the runway alongside Adriana Lima, Martha Hunt, and Gigi Hadid, among others.