Gigi Hadid has announced that she will not be participating in this year's Victorias Secret Fashion Show as was originally expected.
The model has walked in the show for the past two years, and last year was accompanied down the runway by younger sister Bella.
Bella Hadid is still scheduled to walk, and arrived in Shanghai this morning ahead of the show, which will be aired on November 28.
'I’m so bummed I won’t be able to make it to China this year,' Gigi wrote to her Twitter followers.
'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.'
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
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) November 16, 2017
Neither Gigi nor Victorias Secret have given a reason for Gigi's absence from this year's show.
However, some online detectives have speculated that iut might have something to do with a problematic Snapchat video featuring Gigi.
In the video, Gigi appears to mock Asian features by imitating a small Buddha mould at a restaurant earlier this year.
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When the model announced in August that she would be participating in this years show, a number of commenters said that she would not be welcome in Shanghai, China, where the show will be held, due to her past behaviour.
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