Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Victoria's Secret Model, Kelsey Merritt signs with Viva Artists Agency

Image: Kelsey Merritt

First Filipino-American Victoria's Secret model, Kelsey Merritt is the newest addition to Viva's roster of talents under their artist management arm, Viva Artists Agency.

Kelsey herself announced the news on the weekend. She made a post on Instagram and wrote: 

"So happy to share that I’m now represented by @vivaartistsagency in the Philippines!! 💗"

The agency, on their own social media pages, welcomed the 23-year-old model who is based in New York City, USA.
"Born in Pampanga, Kelsey started her modelling career in Manila wherein she appeared in several commercials such as Palmolive, San Miguel Light, and the local clothing brand Kashieca before moving to the United States of America to start her international career," Viva shared. "Fast forward to 2018, Kelsey made history as she became the first Filipino to walk down the Victoria’s Secret runway, which caught the attention of the international media such as Teen Vogue and E! News."

"Moreover, in 2019 she also became the first Pinoy to be featured in the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Appearing in both Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated is a rare feat for many models from all over the world, and Kelsey has already achieved that in just two years after debuting in the international modelling stage. A fan favorite, her video features in American Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle have already reached a combined YouTube views of 6 million," they continued.

Viva also noted that "beyond her modeling career, Kelsey is an AB Communication graduate at the prestigious Ateneo de Manila University where she finished at the age of 20. Now, that is some beauty and brains all in one package."

Current Viva Artists, meanwhile, joined in welcoming Kelsey to the family, including Anne Curtis and Yassi Pressman.

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