"I'm so bummed I won't be able to make it to China this year". Already, four models have been turned down for visas with the Chinese government, so it's not too out-there for Hadid to also be lumped in that group, even if she is one of the biggest faces out there. "Can't wait to tune in with everyone to see the lovely show I know it will be, and already can't wait for next year!"
'It's just a nightmare for all the media trying to cover [the show],' an insider told Page Six.
The Chinese government also has approval over all documents so staffers haven't been able to send out press releases.
Considering Hadid's lifelong dream to walk in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (as seen by her teary reaction when she was announced for the show in 2015), the model's sudden departure raised eyebrows among fans and industry folk who were shocked to see Hadid drop out.
Gigi Hadid will NOT be walking the runway for Victoria's Secret in China - despite saying she would this summer - and folks think it's got something to do with her mocking Asians. The controversy resurfaced when it was announced that the supermodel would be taking the runway in Shanghai.
We're sure that Gigi will be streaming the event through social media with the rest of the world, rooting for Bella and all of her other fellow Victoria's Secret models.
The show is set to air on CBS on November 28, and Harry Styles and Taylor Swift - the two are exes and close friends to several Victoria's Secret Angels - are rumored to be performers.