The supermodel took to Twitter to share the news, writing:
"I’m so bummed I won’t be able to make it to China this year. Love my VS family, and will be with all my girls in spirit!! Can't wait to tune in with everyone to see the beautiful show I know it will be, and already can't wait for next year! :) x"
Gigi didn't offer an explanation for her decision not to attend, though some are speculating it's due to China's strict visa policy.
Four Victoria's Secret models have already been denied entry to Shanghai. Julia Belyakova, Kate Grigorieva and Irina Sharipova from Russia, as well as Dasha Khlystun from Ukraine were all denied the requisite visa.
Stay tuned for more details as they emerge.