The annual Victoria's Secret fashion show won't be happening this year for the first time in 23 years
After 23 years of glamorous runways, top supermodel Shanina Shaik revealed that the 2019 Victoria's Secret show will be cancelled.
The Australian bombshell is no stranger to the runway after walking the lingerie show's catwalk five times since her debut in 2011.
She revealed the shocking news to Australian publication, The Daily Telegraph on Tuesday. She said: "Unfortunately, the Victoria’s Secret Show won’t be happening this year,"
The angel also explained that she was a bit dissappointed to hear the news because it stirred her away from her usual pre-runway routine.
"It’s something I’m not used to because every year around this time I’m training like an Angel.” Shaik explained.
The fashion show was successful last year, with A-list models like Gigi Hadid, Behati Prinsloo and Adriana Lima grazing the runway. The perfomances also featured big artists like Shawn Mendes and Halsey, but the New York Times recently reported that the show will no longer air in network TV.
The news didn't sit well with fans of the show either.
Many people took to Twitter to express their disappointment.
there is no Victoria Secret Fashion show this year we may as well just cancel the Super Bowl too— MacKenzie Hatch (@MHatch_12) July 31, 2019
social media killed VS Fashion Show.Nobody wants to watch it because photos are all over the internet.— Edgar Oliver Penas (@agentpenz0490) July 31, 2019
This one's our favourite reasoning!
Why would Victoria secret cancel their annual fashion show? This is only happening bc trump is our president.— Jessikah Aliyah... (@JessikahBadu_) July 31, 2019
So, was there actually a proper reason for this sudden change?
Yes, there was, and CEO of L Brands (parent company of VS), Lex Wexler told CNBC that network television wasn’t the “right fit” for the annual runway show anymore.
"Fashion is a business of change. We must evolve and change to grow. With that in mind, we have decided to re-think the traditional Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show,” he said.