Filipino American model Kelsey Alaine Merritt has been introduced as the new face of Bulgari’s fragrance collection. 

In an Instagram post on Tuesday (March 16), the 24-year-old international model gushed over an upcoming photoshoot she did with the Italian luxury brand. 

However, the Pampanga-native kept mum on the details of her newest project. 

“So happy to announce I’m the new face of @bulgariparfums!! Can’t wait for you guys to see what we shot today,” she shared. 

In her post, Merritt included a photograph of a perfume bottle from Bulgari’s Allegra Collection, specifically the Dolce Ecstasi. 


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People were quick to offer congratulatory messages to Merritt after the announcement, which includes comments from fellow Filipina model Janine Tugonon, photographer BJ Pascual, Tim Yap, Filipino model LA Aguinaldo, designer Vania Romoff, actress Ria Atayde, beauty queens Katarina Rodriguez and Sandra Lemonon, and former Victoria Secret Angel Elsa Hosk.

Before this, Merritt first made headlines in the Philippines after obtaining a spot in the much-coveted Victoria Secret Fashion Show as one of its angels.

Fil-Am model Kelsey Merritt at the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Photo by Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

She is the first Filipina model to ever grace the runway of the legendary lingerie-maker, strutting alongside fellow Victoria Secret model veterans such as Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Winnie Harlow, Behati Prinsloo, Taylor Hill, Adriana Lima, and Candice Swanepoel.

Ahead of the 2018 VS Show, she was featured in British Vogue as one of the up-and-coming models to watch out for. In the same year, she posed for Revolve’s 2018 campaign collaboration with designer Michael Costello.


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