Look! Kelsey Merritt's Backstage Snaps At The 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Are BTS Gold
Belinda Carlisle got it right: heaven is a place on earth, or at least, it is now that the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show has begun.
Giving us perky, lingerie-clad backstage snaps of the event is the Philippines' very own Kelsey Merritt, the first Filipina model to walk the sexiest runway there ever was. Experience what goes on behind the world's most anticipated fashion show through her eyes, and share the excitement with her.
Trust us. There's a lot to look forward to.
Just hours ago as of this writing, 22-year-old Metro.Style and Metro Society cover girl posted a history-making photo of her in classic Victoria's Secret model garb: a perfectly fitted set of bedazzled intimates matched with a silky black robe likely meant for playful posing rather than actual covering up.
A pink director's chair featuring the recognizable "Victoria's Secret" typography on its back anchors the shot, proving to this supermodel on the rise (and her countrymen, too), that a Pinay has really, officially, undoubtedly risen to the ranks of the Hadid sisters, Kendall Jenner, Behati Prinsloo (a.k.a. Adam Levine's wife), and other veteran angels Alessanda Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Elsa Hosk, and more.
Unabashed about her giddiness from standing shoulder to shoulder with globally recognized beauties, Kelsey has been delighting her growing fanbase with ongoing updates about the step-by-step process of getting runway-ready. From makeup chair to model chitchat, visuals you'd love to see are quickly filling up her Instagram.
Check them out here:
Kelsey's pre-show freshness on display
Tools of the trade
Getting primed and prepped
Kelsey and Behati Prinsloo
Kelly and Josefine Skriver sharing a laugh, pre-show
Fellow Filipino and casting agent John Pfeiffer with Kelsey
Josie Canseco and Kelsey sharing the same sense of humor
Modeling agency director Roman Young stands next to the beauty he scouted
Kelly Gale and Kelsey
Last but not the least, here she is with Adriana Lima, one of the iconic lingerie brand's most famous models
The 37-year-old Brazilian bombshell walked the Victoria's Secret runway for the last time after 20 years of having the honor. She's officially retiring, or as they say, hanging up her wings, making this photo op extra special for fledgling Kelsey.
Photos from @kelseymerritt