Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2019 Is Canceled, Says Model Shanina Shaik
By Hayden Brooks
July 30, 2019
It seems like the 2019 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show might not happen, as per VS model Shanina Shaik, who has walked in the show for several years.
The 28-year-old Australian broke the news in her interview with the Daily Telegraph, saying, "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. But I’m sure in the future something will happen, which I’m pretty sure about. 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."
1995 marked the inaugural year for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, but the series hit a speed bump when it was announced in May that it would no longer be televised. Word of the revised format arrived after chief marketing officer Ed Razek spoke about excluding trans women in the annual TV special.
"It’s like, why doesn’t your show do this? Shouldn’t you have transsexuals in the show? No. No, I don’t think we should. Well, why not? Because the show is a fantasy. It's a 42-minute entertainment special," he said in an interview with Vogue. "That’s what it is. 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. And they carp at us because we’re the leader. They don’t talk about each other. I accept that. I actually respect it. Cool. But we’re nobody’s third love. We're their first love. And Victoria’s Secret has been women’s first love from the beginning."
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