But Whyyyyy: Rihanna Drops Out of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Her replacement won't disappoint, though.

Rihanna performing in a dramatic black dress.
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The same day Kendall Jenner officially gets her wings (opens in new tab), Rihanna cancels her Victoria's Secret Fashion Show performance. Coincidence? Yeah, probably.

According to Women's Wear Daily (opens in new tab), the self-described boring girl (opens in new tab) will be hard at work on her long-awaited album (opens in new tab)Anti (opens in new tab) instead of stomping up and down the stage alongside Selena Gomez, the Weeknd (opens in new tab), and a bunch of tall people in their underwear. But don't freak out just yet—Ellie Goulding will take her place amongst the angels, who this year also count Gigi Hadid (opens in new tab) and Lily "Fantasy Bra" Aldridge (opens in new tab) amongst their ranks.

We shall miss you, RiRi, but none more so than Candice Swanepoel.

Candice Swanepoel plays with her hair while saying, "Do I get to high five Rihanna?"

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Chelsea Peng
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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.