Victoria's Secret Runway Show Canceled: Model Shanina Shaik Reveals Why

August 1, 2019

The Victoria’s Secret runway show has sashayed away for the time being.

Australian supermodel Shanina Shaik seemed to drop the inside information that the scantily-clad fashion extravaganza has been cancelled for 2019, reported E!

"Unfortunately the Victoria's Secret show won't be happening this year," she told The Daily Telegraph. "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."

E! News reached out to Victoria's Secret for comment.

She added, "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."

While the brand has not made an official announcement, back in May, an internal memo from CEO Les Wexner revealed the organization had decided that televising the runway show was no longer “the right fit.”

The lingerie company has suffered a sales slump as of late and has had to close more than 50 brick and mortar shops in the last two years.

In addition, the company suffered backlash last year after marketing executive Ed Razek made insensitive comments about not allowing transgender models to be in the show. He later issued an apology, but the damage had been done.

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show has been a yearly television staple since first being broadcast on primetime in 2001.

Lately the show’s ratings have suffered with the 2018 edition being the lowest-rated in its nearly 20 year run.

Over the years, the program, known for turning supermodels into Victoria’s Secret Angels, has featured catwalk icons such as Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Gisele, Adriana Lima, Gigi Hadid, and Kendall Jenner.