Tuesday 18 December 2018

Gigi Hadid pulls out of walking the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the last minute

US singer Lady Gaga (L) performs while US model Gigi Hadid presents a creation during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris on November 30, 2016. / AFP / Martin BUREAU /
US singer Lady Gaga (L) performs while US model Gigi Hadid presents a creation during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris on November 30, 2016. / AFP / Martin BUREAU /
Model Gigi Hadid presents a creation during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris, France
Model Gigi Hadid attends the Stuart Weitzman Pop-Up Event on November 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Stuart Weitzman)
Model Gigi Hadid attends Glamour's 2017 Women of The Year Awards at Kings Theatre on November 13, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
Gigi Hadid during the Victoria's Secret fashion show, held at The Grand Palais in Paris, France.
US model Gigi Hadid presents a creation during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris on November 30, 2016. / AFP / Martin BUREAU /
US model Gigi Hadid presents a creation during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris on November 30, 2016. / AFP / Martin BUREAU /
Model Gigi Hadid presents a creation during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris, France
Gigi Hadid attends the fittings for the Victoria Secret Fashion Show 2017 on August 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/GC Images)
Yolanda, Bella and Gigi Hadid attend Glamour's 2017 Women of The Year Awards at Kings Theatre on November 13, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

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Gigi Hadid has pulled out of the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

The 22-year-old model has announced she will no longer be taking to the runway in Shanghai, China, for the lingerie giant’s annual fashion show, and whilst she hasn’t given a reason for her cancellation, she has insisted she’ll be supporting her fellow models “in spirit”.

Gigi Hadid walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Gigi Hadid walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

In a tweet posted to her Twitter account on Thursday she wrote: “I’m so bummed I won’t be able to make it to China this year. Love my VS family, and will be with all my girls in spirit!! Can't wait to tune in with everyone to see the beautiful show I know it will be, and already can't wait for next year! :) x (sic)”

As of the time of writing, it is not known why the blonde beauty - who is in a relationship with musician Zayn Malik - decided to pull out of the show.

Gigi confirmed in August that she was due to return to the runway at this year’s fashion extravaganza, and admitted it was “a dream come true” to model for the brand.

She wrote on Instagram at the time: "Forever and ever and ever a dream come true to be asked back to the VS Show !!! (sic).”

Gigi Hadid attends the fittings for the Victoria Secret Fashion Show 2017 on August 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/GC Images)
Gigi Hadid attends the fittings for the Victoria Secret Fashion Show 2017 on August 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/GC Images)

Whilst Gigi won’t be strutting her stuff on the catwalk this year, her younger sister Bella, 21, is still expected to appear in the line-up alongside Victoria's Secret Angels Alessandra Ambrosio, Candica Swanepoel and Adriana Lima.

Previously Bella had also shared the exciting news of her upcoming venture on her photo-sharing site.

Model Gigi Hadid attends the Stuart Weitzman Pop-Up Event on November 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Stuart Weitzman)
Model Gigi Hadid attends the Stuart Weitzman Pop-Up Event on November 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Stuart Weitzman)

She wrote:  "@victoriassecret I am so excited!..!!!!Thank you @monica.mitro@10magazine @johndavidpfeiffer and of course the wonderful, incredible @ed_razek + everyone on the team for making this dream come true again.. I feel so crazy humbled to get the opportunity to be a part of this show again...Walking into the offices this year i felt so happy, healthy, and honored.. I can't wait for another incredible experience!!! Congrats to all of the beautiful ladies I will be walking beside. I can't wait! Xx (sic)."

(L-R) Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid attend the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after party on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
(L-R) Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid attend the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after party on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

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