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Shanina Shaik says Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2019 is cancelled to work on rebrand

Shanina won’t be training for Victoria’s Secret this year (Picture: Getty Images)

Supermodel Shanina Shaik has revealed that this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is cancelled so the brand can work on an image overhaul.

Every winter, the likes of Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid don their angel wings and walk the runway to model Victoria’s Secret’s latest collection of lingerie.

But it seems the angels will be resting their wings this time round according to Shanina, who says Victoria’s Secret are working on revamping the show after 24 years on air.

In an interview with Australia’s Daily Telegraph, the Australian model reportedly said: ‘Unfortunately the Victoria’s Secret show won’t be happening this year.

‘It’s something I’m not used to because every year around this time I’m training like an angel.’

Shanina, 28, reassured fans that the show will return bigger and better in the future but only after rethinking their strategy regarding the fashion event.

‘But I’m sure in the future something will happen, which I’m pretty sure about,’ she added.

Karlie Kloss spreads her angel wings at the 2014 show as Taylor Swift performed (Picture: Getty Images)
Elsa Hosk walked the 2018 show (Picture: Getty Images)

‘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.’

Shanina has walked in the fashion shows several times since 2011, becoming the sixth Australian to do so following the likes of Miranda Kerr and Jessica Hart.

Although, the latest news shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.

In May, it was announced that the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show would no longer be televised making for the biggest change yet.

Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande are among the past performers (Picture: Getty Images)

It came after the event suffered its lowest ratings in five years, with its 2018 show attracting just 3.3 million viewers when it aired on ABC in the US.

But perhaps the biggest blow was the controversy surrounding Victoria’s Secret vice president Ed Razek, who said he would not cast transgender models in the show.

In an interview with Vogue, the executive said: ‘It is the only one of its kind in the world, and any other fashion brand in the world would take it in a minute, including the competitors that are carping at us.’

Razek’s comments sparked outrage amongst the fashion community, with singer Halsey, who performed at the 2018 show, expressing her disappointment in an Instagram post.

The Without U singer said: ‘I have adored the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show since I was young. Performing this year alongside other amazing artists and hardworking models/friends was supposed to be the best night of my year.

‘However, after I filmed the performance, some comments were made regarding the show that I simply cannot ignore.

‘As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I have no tolerance for a lack of inclusivity. Especially not one motivated by stereotype.’

Metro.co.uk have contacted Victoria’s Secret for comment. 

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