Australian model Victoria's Secret Shanina Shayk said that this year's annual show of the lingerie brand will not take place. Shayk is confident that the company is now working on its branding and new formats for the show. So far, neither Victoria's Secret nor parent company L Brands have commented on this information. At the same time, in May of this year, the management of the lingerie brand refused to broadcast the show on television due to low ratings. So, only 3.3 million viewers watched the show in November 2018, which is 40% less than in previous years.
Recall that in July this year, the scandal with the financier Jeffrey Epstein, a close adviser to the owner of the underwear brand, surfaced again. In 2008, as a result of a deal with the investigation, he admitted that he had incited prostitution of minors. Today the case was reviewed and a new charge was brought against him for selling people into sexual slavery. Epstein was also more than once convicted of posing as a Victoria's Secret scout, and back in the 90s several models reported his harassment.