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Kelsey Merritt lands on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue for the second time

Kelsey Merritt isn't just the first Filipina to land on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, but she's also the first Filipina to do it twice!

Also the first Filipina Victoria's Secret angel, the model looked absolutely breathtaking as she posed on the beach of the Dominican Republic for this year's issue.

In an Instagram post, Kelsey told Sports Illustrated Swimsuit that the brand is such a "powerful and iconic" one for celebrating women of all "color, size, age and ethnicity."

"Whenever I see them do something groundbreaking that no one else has done before, I am in awe that I get to call this brand my family," Kelsey said. "They continue to shatter ceilings for inclusivity." 

"I am so proud and honored at the same time to be amongst the company of strong, confident women that encourage everyone to be their true authentic self," she added.

In her own Instagram account on Wednesday, Kelsey shared the wonderful news that the highly anticipated Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2020 issue is already out.

"Thank you for having me back for a second year fam..." she said.

Kelsey first appeared in a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue in 2019. —Kaela Malig/MGP, GMA News