It's unclear why Hadid is unable to make it, but if there's any indication, she may have been denied a Chinese visa like some of her fellow catwalkers.
Though Gigi Hadid has been noticeably absent from the pre-Victoria's Secret Fashion Show fanfare, we were still holding out hope that one of our favorite models au moment would surprise us all and hop on a jet to Shanghai to slay on one of the most epic runways of the year. There's been speculation by Fashionista that perhaps the older Hadid sister didn't have her Visa approved by the Chinese government after she faced some backlash earlier this year for seemingly mocking Asians.
The Post also reported that TV producers are fuming because they aren't being allowed to shoot B-roll outside of the arena where the event will take place. "Can't wait to see you Shanghai!"More news: Willian wants Ruben Loftus-Cheek to return to Chelsea
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'It's just a nightmare for all the media trying to cover [the show],' an insider told Page Six. "These TV companies are spending a fortune on it, and they don't even know what they can shoot when they get there".
Gigi announced Thursday she "won't be able to make it to China this year", adding she'd be there in spirit with her VS family, and couldn't "wait for next year!"
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is scheduled to air on CBS on November 28, but people tasked with covering the event are "on the verge of nervous breakdowns", according to The Post.
There's no word yet on why exactly Hadid won't be walking, but she isn't the only model who has had to drop out at the last minute.