A 21-year-old Filipino model came to walk in the world's most watched fashion show, a Victoria & Secret Secret Show in New York on November 8.
Kelsey Merritt, a graduate of AB Communications from the University of Manila, will become the Victoria Secret Secretary that will be watched by hundreds of millions worldwide when the show flies on December 2.
"He feels like a dream," he told Teen Vogue at an interview that was published online. And a country obsessed with beauty sheets could not agree more.
Victoria & # 39; s Secret fashion show today is more popular than beauty sheets, flying in more than 100 countries, especially among the young people of the world for who is trying to model & The stunning pieces of this iconic underwear brand.
Merritt joins those of celebrities Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid.
Merritt, who was born in the Pampanga province and was born in Manila, was also a model of the Inquiry Inquiry department. She shot to ToBeYou at Boracay, when she was a model of the local Bench brand, Kashieca.
Early, one thought worked on being a model. Apart from ToBeYou, she did for local shoes and board boards, and ranks show the Bench brands.
He told Teen Vogue before the show: "Having the show is a dream, but the Filipino girl is first to walk in the show means I'm making a story. The show is broadcast in more than 190 countries with models from 20 countries, and I chose to represent my region. Wonderful! "
Her block sister at Ateneo, Nicole Thorp, also a ToBeYou contributor, Merritt, described: "It's nice and hard, and she could play her modeling jobs in New York and London."
I'm only me & # 39;
The era of the Merritt rail is heated on the internet, with some netizens saying that she is not "Filipina pur", a mother in Filipino, her American father-and so you should not claim her achievement as an Asian victory, because of her she "white".
However, Merritt has a sensible, straightforward answer to Teen Vogue: "I'd love to tell them that I'm just me."
She posted on her Twitter account: "Pinanganak ako sa Pilipinas is lumaki ako sa Pampanga. Tinapos ko ang pag-aaral ko in Manila found the US last year. Mas pinoy pa dugo ko kesa sa click pure and hindi pa nakatapak sa [Pilipinas]. (I've been born in the Philippines and I grew up in Pampanga. I finished my studies in Manila before I moved to the US last year. My blood is more Tagalog than & # 39 ; Those who have never walked on Philippine soil). I love my country and I'm proud of where I came to. "
She probably has defender, most of them are students.
In a survey of ToBeYou, Ira Patricia Pelayo from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) said: "But what is the true beauty of Filipina? Although Kelsey Merritt has an eurocentric features, she still embodies Tagalog and strong features. ; the fact that Filipino by blood is something that we should be proud of when it represents us in the international modeling industry. "
Another US student Hasmin Sevilla added: "Its foreign looks do not make it less Philippine. Apart from our blood, our nation's great measure includes our hearts and its beauty and & # 39; to the courage of making us all proud! "
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