Julia Belyakova, Kate Grigorieva, Irina Sharipova, and Dasha Khlystun were reportedly denied visas to travel to China.
It seems they won’t be able to walk in the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, held in Shanghai.
It’s unclear why the models were reportedly denied visas.
Victoria’s Secret and the models’ agencies have not confirmed or denied these reports.
This news comes just weeks after a 14-year-old Russian model died after collapsing backstage at a Shanghai Fashion Week runway show.
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is just days away, but it seems that something has already gone awry.
Four models have reportedly been denied visas to travel to China, which means that they will not be able to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show held in Shanghai on November 20, as Fashionista first reported.
Based on information from the Instagram account @VSModelSpain, Fashionista reported that Julia Belyakova, Kate Grigorieva, and Irina Sharipova of Russia and Dasha Khlystun of Ukraine have all been denied visas to travel to China.
The account published a screenshot of a conversation with Khlystun, which seemingly confirms the reports.
VSModelSpain/Instagram via Fashionista.com
If true, it’s unclear why the models’ visas were seemingly denied. Representatives from Victoria’s Secret, CBS (which broadcasts the show), and three of the models’ agencies did not immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for comment. New York Model Management, which represents Belyakova, declined to comment on the status of the model’s visa.0