Kendall Jenner Is In, Rihanna Is Out at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is making up for the loss of Rihanna’s performance by replacing her with Ellie Goulding, and adding Kendall Jenner onto their model roster.

Update — Nov. 3, 15:08 ET:

Jenner confirmed the news herself today in an Instagram post. She captioned it, “the best birthday present EVER! always been one of my biggest dreams to be on this catwalk. @victoriassecret ‘s newest recruits. oh and I get to do it with my best friend 😋”

Word on the street is the birthday girl (today, Nov. 3, is Jenner’s birthday) has been bestowed her first pair of Angel wings, following in her BFF Gigi Hadid’s footsteps. Hadid was informed she’d be walking in the fashion show for the first time last week.

E! News exclusively reported that Jenner will be making her show debut, which is set to air on CBS Dec. 8, joining Hadid, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge (and her $2 million Fantasy bra), Adriana Lima, Behati PrinslooCandice Swanepoel, and many more new additions (see the full list here).

As for Riri, sorry Navy; apparently she can’t make the taping of the show this week (Nov. 9 and 10) because she’s busy finishing up her album in the studio (finally, finally, finally). People confirms that Goulding is her replacement, joining previously announced performers Selena Gomez and The Weeknd.

I mean, if Rihanna is skipping out on the show because she’s finishing up R8, then no complaints here.