Birth Name: Kelsey Alaine Merritt
Place of Birth: Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
Date of Birth: October 1, 1996
*father – English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, Swiss-German
*mother – Filipino
Kelsey Merritt is a Filipino-American model. She has walked the runway at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Her father is American, and was a soldier. Her mother is Filipino. A 23andMe DNA test taken by Kelsey stated that her genetic ancestry is:
*50.2% East Asian & Native American
——–*50.0% Southeast Asian [Philippines]
——–*0.2% Broadly East Asian & Native American
——–*21.9% French & German
——–*15.4% British & Irish [United Kingdom]
——–*0.8% Broadly Northwestern European
——–*0.6% Broadly European
Kelsey’s paternal grandfather was William Schory Merritt (the son of William Schory Merritt and Edna Maude Johnson). Kelsey’s grandfather William was born in Ohio. Kelsey’s great-grandfather William was born in Ohio, the son of George Milton Merritt and Catherine Josephine “Kate” Schory/Schori, whose father was from Switzerland. Edna was born in Ohio, the daughter of Charles Grant Johnson, whose mother was English, and of Ella Forest Fenstermaker.
Kelsey’s paternal grandmother was Sarah Elizabeth Roberts (the daughter of Edgar Ray Roberts and Myrtie Clara Smith). Sarah was born in Texas. Edgar was born in Texas, the son of Squire Newton Roberts and Nancy Parodine Molen. Myrtie was born in Texas, the daughter of Charles Park Smith and Addie Cole Rogers.