Behati Prinsloo, Karlie Kloss & Candice Swanepoel to Miss VS Fashion Show 2016, Will They Be Back in 2017?

Behati Prinsloo, Karlie Kloss & Candice Swanepoel to Miss VS Fashion Show 2016, Will They Be Back in 2017?
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Three Victoria’s Secret Angels—Behati Prinsloo, Karlie Kloss and Candice Swanepoel—recently reported online that they have to miss the upcoming VS Fashion Show 2016 in Paris. While the Paris fashion show is set to be a big event, all three angels have reported reasons, notably motherhood and work commitments, that will keep them from attending.

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is one of the key events to showcase lingerie, and all three Angels have walked in the show in previous years. Yet a recent group of Instagram postings confirmed the three models’ absence, saddening many of their fans and fashion followers.

New Moms and Conflicting Schedules

Behati Prinsloo’s absence from the Paris fashion show is understandable: she just became a mom, welcoming daughter Dusty Rose back in September. Pinsloo has been a Victoria’s Secret Angel for nine years and walked as an Angel for two successive years.

Posting a photo of her from a previous show appearance as an Angel, Prinsloo noted her appreciation for her VS Fashion show appearances, and said she’s “still pinching herself.” She also said she and daughter Dusty Rose would be “…cheering. I know the blood sweat and tears that goes into the making of this show and also being in it, this would have been my 10th year I can’t believe it…”

Similarly, absence can be forgiven to the South African-born Angel Candace Swanepoel, as she has to miss the VS Fashion Show due to the recent birth of her son Anacã this past October. Like Behati, Swanepoel noted her regret on Instagram and passed along her best wishes to her fellow angels.

Meanwhile, Karlie Kloss hasn’t gone down the catwalk at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show since 2014 due to her attending the Harvard Business School. She would have likely returned for the 2016 show had it not been for a conflict in her busy work schedule, noting on her Instagram page, “Unfortunately this year I have a work obligation that is keeping me from Paris. I’m sad to miss it…”

A Slight Loss

Obvious from their relationship both on and off the catwalk, the three Victoria’s Secret Angels are friends, and their collective participation will be missed from the VS Fashion Show 2016. Many fans were keen to get a glimpse of them and their beauty; however, even more than 12 months ahead, many are wondering if all three Angels can make a comeback for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2017.

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