Page Six published a report suggesting that Gigi has been banned because of an Instagram video which had been posted by her sister Bella Hadid in February - she was seen holding up a Buddha-shaped biscuit and also imitating the religious figure as well.
Hadid, ranked fifth on Forbes' list of the highest-paid women models past year at $9 million, had excitedly announced her participation in the show in August. "And Chinese do not welcome you", one online commenter wrote.
The Californian model posted an apology for the video on Chinese social media website Weibdo on September 1, but this did little to stop the backlash.
"Suddenly I have better feelings about VS". She also thanked her friends for the said "unforgettable experience".
Victoria's Secret did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment about reports of denied visas or up-to-date lists of confirmed models and performers.More news: 1 militant killed, 3 arrested in ongoing Kund encounter
South Korean actor Ha Jung Woo could not get a visa needed for a movie project with China called "The Mask", starring Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi.
The annual show, viewed by millions worldwide, will see the planet's top models take to the catwalk, including Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Jasmine Tookes and Lais Ribeiro. It will air on CBS on November 28.
China's foreign ministry said Friday it was "not aware" of the Hadid or visa issues.
"What you have done made us unhappy".
Gigi not making it in the upcoming fashion show was a surprise to those who have been following her because they know how much she loves it. He is still with the club.