Victoria's Secret Just Stepped In To Defend Cara Delevingne

And they invited her to walk in Paris without a casting call.
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Cara Delevingne hasn't walked a Victoria's Secret Fashion Show since 2013, but that could soon change. After a recent tabloid article in The Sun spread questionable news that she was too "bloated" to walk the 2014 show, VS Fashion Show executive producer Edward Razek reached out to the model personally to clear the air—and extend a special invitation.

Delevingne Instagrammed Razek's letter, dated on Nov. 3, which read:

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"It's shameless to discuss women's bodies just to sell papers #bloated," she said in the caption, followed by a heart emoji directed at Victoria's Secret. Does that means she's leaning towards accepting the invite?

The 24-year-old model walked the VS fashion show in 2012 and 2013. Although The Sun published that Delevingne was turned down from walking the following year "for being 'bloated,'" Razek clarified in the letter that she couldn't make it due to scheduling conflicts with a movie she was filming at the time, Paper Towns. The VS fashion show took place in London on Dec. 2, 2014, but filming for the project took place in North Carolina through November and December the same year. Some scenes, set in a local high school, were even shot on the same date as the runway show.

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The letter warmly closes with a special invitation. "If you're free on November 30, please join us in Paris," the exec wrote, and added: "No casting necessary!" The model has yet to respond on whether she'll join in, but if she does, this will mark her first time at a VS show in three years. We're crossing our fingers.

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Read the full text from the letter below:

Dearest Cara,

Victoria's Secret rarely comments on tabloid gossip, but this week's article in British paper The Sun regarding you and the 2014 Victoria's Secret fashion show is a complete fabrication.

Contrary to The Sun's claims, which they never bothered to fact check with me, Victoria's Secret made every effort to have you in the London show. I know, because I was the one making the effort. As a matter of fact, you were the first person invited, months ahead of everyone else. The alleged casting, where supposedly disparaging remarks were made, never happened. There was NO casting. You had already been enthusiastically confirmed.

The sole reason you ultimately couldn't join us was the movie you were shooting in North Carolina. It quite understandably couldn't accommodate your absence.

We tried hard to have you there. You would have made the show better, as you do anything and everything you're involved in.

So allow me to extend the invitation once again. If you're free on November 30, please join us in Paris. As always, we'd love to have you. No casting necessary!

Much love and deep respect,

Edward Razek


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