OMG: Kelsey Merritt just auditioned for Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue

Gelo Lasin

Barely a month after making history as the first Filipina to walk at the VS Fashion Show, Kelsey Merritt is looking to add another milestone under her belt (or bikini?) as she recently just finished a casting call for Sports Illustrated’s 2019 Swimsuit Issue.

SI posted an IG vid of Kels, where the Filipina stunner shared her desire to be an SI model, stating that she loves ‘how confident the models are’ and that she also ‘wants to show everyone who is looking at these pictures and reading the magazine that they can be confident in their own skin.’


Kelsey previously auditioned for the event back in 2015.

The ‘Swimsuit Issue’ is published annually by Sports Illustrated, and is one of the world’s most prestigious features a supermodel could achieve. Past models include Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, and Kate Upton.

Here’s hoping you get in, Kelsey!

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