Kelsey Merritt walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Nov. 8, 2018 in New York City.
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Kelsey Merritt faces ‘tumaba ka’ comment during holidays, too
( - December 24, 2018 - 5:04pm

MANILA, Philippines — A month after making a historic walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show, Filipina-American model Kelsey Merritt shared she was not spared from receiving a comment about her weight.

“Sabi ni lola tumaba daw ako,” Merritt captioned her Instagram story of a photo of her and her grandmother posted on Christmas eve. She accompanied the caption with laughing emojis.

Filipino reunions are known for having conversation openers on unsolicited comments about appearances and weight as well as leaving personal questions on love lives and having children.

She did not specify if her grandmother’s comment was made in jest but she is sharing how happy she is to be home.

Merritt, who now resides in New York City after being the first ever Filipina model to walk in the Victoria’s Secret fashion show is in the country to spend the holidays with her family and loved ones.

“So nice to be back home with family,” she tweeted.


Hope everyone gets to spend Christmas with their loved ones this year!! ??????

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— Rosette Adel

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