Rihanna drops out of Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Rihanna is out, Ellie Goulding takes her place, Jourdan Dunn thinks it's all BS and Kendall Jenner is in

By Shantila Lee | Published: 4 Nov 2015

Rihanna cancels VS
Rihanna performing at the 2012 VS show (Photo TPG Images)

Sad news for fans of Victoria's Secret's annual supermodels-slash-singers romp – Rihanna has officially cancelled her performance for this year's fashion show.

People reported that RiRi, who slayed it performing Diamonds at the VS show in 2012, made the decision to quit in order to dedicate more time to finish Anti, her latest album-in-progress. Ellie Goulding is taking her place at the show, which will be taped on 10 November, joining a stacked lineup that includes Selena Gomez and The Weeknd.

The news caused supermodel Jourdan Dunn to tweet, then delete, that she was happy to not walk for the show this year now that Rihanna's out. 

Jourdan Dunn tweet

Jourdan walked for VS from 2012 to 2014, and while there's been no news about any falling out between her and the brand, she did call it BS. But she's apparently not losing any sleep over it.

Jourdan Dunn at the 2012 VS show
Jourdan Dunn at the 2014 Victoria's Secret show (Photo: TPG Images)

And just as Jourdan and Rihanna are sitting this year's show out, news has just come in that Kendall Jenner will be walking for the show. She will be joining Lily Aldridge (who will be donning the $2 million fantasy bra) and her gal pal Gigi Hadid on the catwalk. Kendall confirmed this on her Instagram account, posting up the below illustration of her and Gigi dressed in black suits, with a badge above that reads "Victoria's Secret Service". 

She seems super chuffed, and who wouldn't be? Victoria's Secret's yearly show has become the pinnacle in a rite of passage of sorts for anyone seeking supremodeldom – first you get hand-picked for mega runway shows (Karl Lagerfeld picked Kendall for Chanel), then you open for some of the biggest shows at Fashion Week like Kendall did for Marc Jacobs, then campaigns galore, and finally, blam! You're walking with a bevy of panty-clad beauties for Victoria's Secret. She's made it. 

Kendall Jenner
(Photo: TPG Images)

Related: What we know about the 2015 Victoria's Secret show
Related: Victoria's Secret casts Gigi Hadid for runway show


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