Merritt was born on October 1, 1996 in Pampanga, Philippines to a Filipina mother and American father of French, German, British and Irish descent. In May 2017, she graduated from Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, Metro Manila, with a degree in communications. She has been modelling in the Philippines from a young age and is currently based in New York City.
During her career in the Philippines, she did commercials with Palmolive, San Miguel Light, clothing brand Kashieca, and posed for numerous magazine covers. After finishing her studies she moved to New York where she signed with Wilhelmina. On October 9, 2019, Kelsey posted on her Instagram that she signed with her new management, The Society in New York City.
In 2018, she walked for in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York and was announced to be the first Filipino-American model to walk the runway. It was also her first ever runway show.
She was featured in the pages of the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
On June 13, 2020, she signed her contract with the Viva Artists Agency.
Height: 5’8″; 173 cm
Weight: 121 lbs; 55 kg
Waist: 23 in 58 cm
Hips: 35 in 89 cm
Date of Birth: October 1, 1996