WATCH: Kelsey Merritt featured in Vogue’s ‘Beauty Secrets’
Making history as the first Filipino model to walk the Victoria’s Secret runway, Kelsey Merritt has made another milestone with her own episode of Vogue’s “Beauty Secrets.”
“I never imagined I would ever work with Vogue, so this is another one off of my bucketlist!!” the 22-year-old model wrote in a preview of her episode via Instagram on Monday.
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OMG my beauty secrets with @voguemagazine is out!! 😍 I never imagined I would ever work with Vogue, so this is another one off of my bucketlist!! I’m in tears of joy right now 😢❤️ Repost from @voguemagazine 💕 Watch the link in my bio!! 💗 Model @kelseymerritt is not your average @victoriassecret model; the 22-year-old is the first Filipino to ever walk the iconic lingerie label's runway, a victory she shares with the country where she was born and raised until she moved to New York City last year. Here, she shares with us the beauty routine she did for her Victoria’s Secret casting: “I wanted to bring out my best qualities—not cover them up.” Tap the link in our bio for the full video. Filmed at @thestandard.
Merritt shared the makeup routine she did for her Victoria’s Secret casting and advised: “I feel like with makeup, it’s supposed to bring out your best qualities, it’s not supposed to cover anything.”
She also said she shares the pride of walking on the iconic lingerie label’s runway with the Philippines where she was born and raised.
“It means a lot to me and the people back home because they love Victoria’s Secret so much and they’ve always been wanting a Filipino model to walk the show,” she said in her “Beauty Secrets” episode.
“This is not just success for me, it’s also a success for them,” she added.
Merritt walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show alongside renowned models like Gigi and Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Adriana Lima.
The show is set to air on December 2 in American network ABC. /cbb
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