Wednesday 24 January 2018

Why Kendall Jenner won't be walking in this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Model Kendall Jenner presents a creation during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris, France
Model Kendall Jenner presents a creation during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris, France
Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner
Model Kendall Jenner from California walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Kendall Jenner for La Perla's Spring/Summer 2017 campaign
Kendall Jenner for La Perla's Spring/Summer 2017 campaign
(L-R) Joan Smalls, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Adriana Lima poses backstage during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Kendall Jenner poses prior the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Kendall Jenner walks the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Canadian singer/songwriter The Abel Tesfaye a.k.a The Weeknd (L) cheer alongside Victoria's Secret Angels US model Martha Hunt, Portuguese model Sara Sampaio, Brazilian model Lais Ribeiro, US model Gigi Hadid, US model Kendall Jenner, Chinese model Liu Wen, Chinese model Sui He, Brazilian model Izabel Goulart and Chinese model Ming Xi during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris

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Kendall Jenner reportedly won't walk in the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, having signed a deal with the brand's rival La Perla instead.

The 21-year-old model strutted her stuff in the 2015 and 2016 shows, stating at the time that she had fulfilled a lifelong dream by doing so. The models for this year's runway presentation are currently being confirmed, with sources close to the reality star-turned-catwalk beauty telling TMZ.com that Kendall's name won't be on that list.

According to the insider, Kendall had already agreed to become the face and body of lingerie label La Perla when auditions for the 2017 show began. The contract apparently has a non-compete clause in it, meaning that any work for Victoria's Secret would be a direct violation.

However, fans can be safe in the knowledge that there will still be a bevy of beauties on the runway in Shanghai, China, for the show this November.

(L-R) Joan Smalls, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Adriana Lima poses backstage during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
(L-R) Joan Smalls, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Adriana Lima poses backstage during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

Names confirmed for the show include Kendall's pals Gigi and Bella Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Jasmine Tookes, and Stella Maxwell. Behati Prinsloo and Candice Swanepoel will be returning for the 2017 show after taking a step away from the catwalk in 2016 because of pregnancies.

Speaking ahead of the 2015 fashion show, Kendall told PopSugar: "Honestly, the show is such a dream come true. So walking in it is a really big deal for me. I'm extremely excited. I just hope I don't cry."

Following the runway presentation, Kendall's half-sister Kim Kardashian posted a gushing message of pride on Instagram.

"My angel!!!!! you started modelling because this show was your dream & I am such a proud sister just knowing you never gave up & made all of your dream a reality!" she exclaimed.

Model Kendall Jenner from California walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Model Kendall Jenner from California walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Kendall Jenner for La Perla's Spring/Summer 2017 campaign
Kendall Jenner for La Perla's Spring/Summer 2017 campaign

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