Kelsey Merritt's Boyfriend, Conor Dwyer, Sizzled At His Bench Runway Debut
As if Kelsey Merritt and her Olympian beau Conor Dwyer couldn't have become more of a power couple, their recent appearance at the annual Bench Fashion Week proved to everyone that they're seriously one of the hottest items in international show business and modeling today.
While working the runway is totally right down Kelsey's alley—she's the first Filipina Victoria's Secret model ever to walk its iconic runway, after all!—it's unchartered territory for Conor but one he conquered in great, masculine strides—and not without a bang.
The two-time Olympic gold medalist is the Bench's newest face for its active line, and after seeing him command attention onstage, we know that no one couldn't have done a better job.
What a way it must have been for Conor to visit the Philippines for the first time!
The trip wasn't simply about exploring his girlfriend's native country, but more importantly, reaping the rewards of striking an endorsement deal alongside Kelsey, who also has partnerships with Kashieca and magazine Sports Illustrated.
Conor and Arthur Mariano, his fellow Olympian who hails from Brazil, are now the most recent additions to Bench's growing list of international endorsers. The local brand similarly revealed actor Noah Centineo to be its endorser for its collection for men earlier in March.
Showing off his sculpted physique during Bench Fashion Week's finale show on Sunday, March 31, Conor confidently walked down the runway in a three-piece ensemble: a hoodie zipped all the way down to reveal his toned pecs, red gym shorts, and compression tights that showed off his legs' muscle tone.
It's safe to say that this fashion show's attendees were every bit impressed by Conor's first time on the runway, wowing with both his stage presence and the body to carry it all.
Kelsey was, of course, a proud girlfriend from start to finish and was happy to share Conor's moment in the spotlight.
Image from @kelseymerritt
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Image from @conorjdwyer
Bench Fashion Week might be over, but we're definitely keeping our eyes peeled for more of Kelsey and Conor's fashion moments together!
Until then, we're reliving Conor's foray into fashion with this gallery of his most flattering shots from the stylish event.
Photographs by Spotlight Creatives and from @benchtm @kelseymerritt @conorjdwyer