Filipino-American model Kelsey Merritt walked the red carpet at this year's Venice Film Festival.
"So honored to attend the premiere of the movie "TAR" directed by Todd Field at my first Venice Film Festival!" she posted on her Instagram.
The film stars actress Cate Blanchett, who has been garnering raves in the festival for her portrayal of the renowned conductor and composer Lydia Tár.
Kelsey wore a pink gown made for the premiere. It was designed by Rami Al Ali.
Celebrity friends of the model were quick to praise Kelsey's red carpet look via social media.
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, for one commented: "Perfect."
Meanwhile, Miss World Philippines 2018 Katarina Rodriguez wrote: "Yes queen slay!"
After her Venice Film Festival experience, Kelsey also chronicled some of her other adventures around the city.
In a new post, she shared snapshot of her riding a water taxi in Venice.
Back in June, Kelsey returned to the Philippines and became a judge for It's Showtime's "Sexy Babe" segment.
Vice Ganda also did an interview with her during her visit to the Philippines for the Unkabogable Star’s in his YouTube channel.
In the said interview, Kelsey shared how she started her modeling career. "I started here nung 15 ako. Sa Pampanga pa ako nagmo-model. Mga fashion designer. Nang pumunta na ako sa Ateneo for college, nakapag-model na ako sa Manila," she said.
Kelsey moved to the US in 2017 to pursue a modeling career there.
"You know one of the reasons why nag-work ako ng modeling sa States is I can look like a lot of ethnicities, very ambiguous. Kasi di ba dati may isang stereotype ng mga nagmo-model. So ngayon ang gusto nila iba-iba look. Diverse," she shared.
Kelsey is the first Filipino to walk the Victoria's Secret Fashion show.
"Sobrang nerve-wracking kasi it's my dream, my ultimate dream. Like mga Angels, as in I really looked up to them. I was already signed with an agency in New York. Tapos after college pumunta na ako ng States, 2017 'yun. And nakuha ko 'yung show 2018 after a year of living in the States," she told Vice in the interview.