Shanina Shaik has claimed the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show has been cancelled for 2019.
The model, who has walked in the spectacle five times, dropped the bombshell during an interview with Australia’s The Daily Telegraph, in which she complained about the gap in her busy work schedule.
“Unfortunately, the Victoria’s Secret show won’t be happening this year,” Shaik said. “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.”
She went on to explain that the prestigious fashion event, which has featured the likes of models Lily Aldridge, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss, and Barbara Palvin, is looking to rebrand.
“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 28-year-old added.
Shaik made her debut for Victoria’s Secret back in 2011 and appeared annually on the catwalk before taking a two-year break. She returned to the runway for the 2018 event held in New York City.
The news of the apparent cancellation comes after it was revealed that the show – which has featured musical performances from artists including Rihanna, The Weeknd, Kanye West and Maroon 5 – may not be broadcast on TV in the U.S.
Back in May, editors at CNBC reported that Victoria’s Secret bosses didn’t think television wasn’t the “right fit” for the annual presentation, and instead may stream it online.
According to the outlet, last year’s lingerie extravaganza had the worst ratings in its broadcast history.
A spokesperson for Victoria’s Secret has not yet responded to Shaik’s comments.
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