Model Shanina Shaik says the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show has been cancelled
31 July 2019, 12:26 | Updated: 31 July 2019, 12:27
The show has been running annually since 1995.
After almost 24 years, it looks like the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is coming to an end. Every year, some of world's most in-demand models slip into their angel wings and strut down the runway in some of the most expensive lingerie sets in the world.
The show always features performances from the music industry's biggest stars including, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Rihanna and even Ed Sheeran. And whether it's Kendall Jenner's walk, or Kris Jenner hilariously admiring her from the audience, there's no denying that the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is a pretty huge spectacle.
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Despite this, it looks like it's all over this year. In an interview with Australia's The Daily Telegraph, Victoria's Secret model Shanina Shaik revealed that she won't won't be walking this year, in fact, no-one is.
"Unfortunately the Victoria’s Secret show won’t be happening this year," she confessed. "It’s something I’m not used to because every year around this time I’m training like an angel. But I’m sure in the future something will happen, which I’m pretty sure about."
Shanina is a VS veteran having walked the runway five times. She was first cast in the lingerie brand's annual show in 2011, she then appeared the following year in 2012 as well as 2014, 2015 and 2018.
She added: "I'm sure they’re trying to work on branding and new ways to do the show because it’s the best show in the world."
The announcement comes following some seriously problematic comments after last year's show. VS has been long been accused of objectifying women, but when VS marketing chief Ed Razek refused to let plus-size or transgender women walk in the show, it was kind of the final straw.
"So it's like, why don't you do 50?" Razek said, referring to sizing in an interview with Vogue in November 2018. "Why don’t you do 60? Why don’t you do 24? It’s like, why doesn’t your show do this? Shouldn't you have transsexuals in the show? No. No, I don’t think we should. Well, why not? Because the show is a fantasy. It’s a 42-minute entertainment special."
In May 2019, New York Times reported that the show would no longer be aired on network television. This came after ratings for last year's show dropped to just 3.3 million viewers, the lowest figure in five years.