Kendall Jenner will not be in the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Despite Kendall Jenner being one of the youngest Kardashians, her time in the limelight has been nothing but eventful. Certainly, as anyone who has been keeping up with her antics will attest to, 2017 has not been her year.
The 21-year-old model started the year off on a sour note when she was forced to apologise over her role in a controversial Pepsi advertisement. Pepsi was heavily criticised for downplaying the importance of activist groups in regards to the Black Lives Matter movement.
In a move that left viewers speechless; Jenner, a caucasian woman who has led a hugely privileged life, was shown solving complex issues of racism and inherent prejudices by handing a can of the soft-drink to a police officer.
This, coupled with launching a line of t-shirts which were unanimously denounced as being "insensitive" led Kendall's once loyal fanbase to "unstan her", that is to withdraw their support. And the punches keep coming apparently, as it's now come to light that Kendall Jenner won't be walking in the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Kendall's best friend, Gigi Hadid alongside a slew of well-known models, including Karlie Kloss and Taylor Hill will soon be jetting off to assume their angel wings and strut their stuff in what's set to be this autumn's main event, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. However, Kendall Jenner, who has walked the show twice before, in 2015 and 2016 will not be flying out to Shanghai in November.
But apparently, it's all of the reality-television star's own volition. A close friend of the Kardashians disclosed to TMZ that Jenner didn't even audition for the spot, because she's landed herself an even hotter gig.
Jenner just signed a "multi-million dollar deal" to be the face of luxury lingerie brand, La Perla. Naturally, Victoria's Secret has a pretty stringent no-compete clause so Jenner wouldn't be able to don her angel wings even if she wanted to. And why would she when she's just secured herself a boatload of money and the prestige that comes with working with an upscale brand like La Perla?
Certainly, the model seems pretty psyched about the deal by the looks of her Instagram account. She's already posted some snaps of her in some racy La Perla lingerie.
It's unlikely that this will win back Jenner any favour with her fan-base, however, as they rather dramatically "unstanned" her in July. The Twitter account, Kendall Updates, which boasts over 30,000 followers and refers to itself as "the #1 source for everything Kendall Jenner", recently published a brutal thread listing the reasons why they've decided to revoke their support for Kendall. Some of the reasons include, her "blatant" cultural appropriation, the fact that she was wore a shirt featuring the confederate flag and a general lack of appreciation for her fans.
Fancy more Kardashian news? In a move that won't surprise anyone, Kylie and Kendall Jenner are once again being accused of cultural appropriation for their new fashion line... Some people really don't learn, do they?