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LOOK: Kelsey Merritt stuns in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2019 shoot

/ 02:16 PM February 18, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – After her Victoria’s Secret stint, Filipina-American model Kelsey Merritt is now a rookie model for American sports magazine Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2019.

Merritt happily announced the news via her Instagram account on Sunday.

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“I’ve been keeping this a secret for a while, and now I’m so excited I get to finally share with you all that I’m the newest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2019 Rookie!!!” Merritt wrote in the caption.

In a separate post on Monday, the 22-year-old model shared a sneak peek of her photoshoot with the sports magazine.

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Sneak peek from my #SISwim Rookie shoot!!!😍🌊🌴 Can’t wait for the issue to come out in May!! 💕💕 The best team @si_swimsuit 🙏🏼😘

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“Can’t wait for the issue to come out in May!!” Merritt said.

Sports Illustrated posted more photos of Merritt during her photo shoot in the Bahamas via their official Instagram account on Monday.

In a previous interview with the magazine, Merritt shared what modeling for the magazine would mean to her.

“I really want to be a Sports Illustrated model because I love how confident the models are and I want to show everyone who is looking at these pictures and reading the magazine that they can also be confident in their own skin,” she said.

Merritt made headlines last November 2018 after being the first Filipino model to walk the Victoria’s Secret runway. /gsg

READ: LOOK: Kelsey Merritt poses with Adriana Lima at 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show  

READ: WATCH: Kelsey Merritt featured in Vogue’s ‘Beauty Secrets’

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