Page Six is reporting that some of the media expected to attend the show, including bloggers, influencers, and journalists, have been unable to secure visas from the Chinese government and are already canceling their trips.
"It's just a nightmare for all the media trying to cover [the show]", said a jet-setting insider. The model just confirmed this afternoon, however, that she would officially not be heading to China to walk alongside her winged sisters this season. "These TV companies are spending a fortune on it, and they don't even know what they can shoot when they get there".
Looks like there will be one less Hadid appearing in the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
The iconic lingerie fashion show is typically in NY but has moved to London and Paris in recent years. Gigi did not give any specific reasons for dropping out at the last minute, but it seems she was pressured to skip the Shanghai show after an offensive video of her resurfaced.
Representatives for Victoria's Secret and IMG Models, which represents Gigi Hadid, did not immediately respond to INSIDER's request for comment.