Victoria's Secret Exec Reacts to Rumors About Gigi Hadid's Absence from Fashion Show

Victoria's Secret Exec Reacts to Rumors About Gigi Hadid's Absence from Fashion Show

Rumors have been swirling about why Gigi Hadid is no longer appearing in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

The 22-year-old model was set to walk the runway with sister Bella Hadid and dozens of other models, but she unexpectedly announced that she will no longer be in the show.

Ed Razek, the show’s executive producer and chief creative officer of Victoria’s Secret, is responding to media reports that Gigi was denied a visa to China, where the show is taping.

“The news reports I’ve been reading from the US here in Shanghai regarding this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show are not an accurate reflection of what I’m seeing and experiencing on site,” he told People. “This will, without question, be the biggest fashion event in history and our most ambitious show by far. The event is well in hand and coming together beautifully. We have more models than ever before – 55 representing 17 countries, and four world-class entertainers.”

“The Chinese have been wonderful and enthusiastic hosts and partners. From granting more than 700 visas, collaborating with us on every detail and introducing us to local experts who have helped us elevate our event in this renowned fashion city. We appreciate their efforts and all they have done to make this event a success. We look forward to the live show Monday night and the international broadcast a week later,” he added.

Some fans think Gigi was denied a visa after she upset Chinese people with a social media post that showed her squinting her eyes.

Make sure to read Gigi‘s statement on missing the show.

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