The Famous Faces You Won't See on Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Runway (Sigh, Karlie Kloss)

11/10/2015 at 09:50 AM ET

While everyone is going crazy for the newbie models who are hitting the runway at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (Gigi! Kendall!), we’d like to take a moment to think of those angels who have flown away to other projects.

Okay, they’re all still with us, but they just won’t be strutting their stuff in giant wings, pom-poms and other mildly ridiculous (but somehow, still sexy) get-ups. Here’s who we’ll miss most:

Karlie Kloss runwayHeather Wines/CBS

Back in February, we learned exclusively that Kloss was hanging up her wings so she’d have more time to focus on her studies at NYU. #Priorities. Still, something tells us that she’ll be watching the live stream from her couch with her bestie Taylor Swift (who’s also a pretty much an honorary Angel, in case you missed it) and some fresh baked cookies.

Doutzen Kroes runwayAntonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage

Though news of her retirement didn’t surface until after Kloss’s announcement, Kroes — a seven-year VS vet — left the brand in December of 2014. “Doutzen had a lucrative opportunity in Europe and it would have conflicted with her VS obligations,” president Ed Razek said. But she’s been posting lots of throwback images of the show, which she calls a “highlight” of her career. She wrote: “Last year I knew it was going to be my last show so I secretly enjoyed it realizing that every good thing comes to an end and I will be forever grateful.”

The clock is ticking and it's almost that time of year again… The @victoriassecret fashion show has always been a highlight in my career something I looked forward to every single year I loved the excitement and the thrill and I was always sad when it was over. Last year I knew it was going to be my last show so I secretly enjoyed it realizing that every good thing comes to an end and I will be forever grateful 😘 I couldn't tell you my favorite year they where always special and I know so will be this year! I wish all the girls and everyone who works on the show the best time and good luck! You are part of something iconic something really special just think about that and you will shine✨ I can't wait to see all of the pictures!!! 💃💃

A photo posted by Doutzen Kroes (@doutzen) on

Let’s also keep in mind that Kroes has enjoyed some crazy successful high-fashion runway moments this year, walking in Versace, Balmain and more.

Cara Delevingne Getty

On the same day as last year’s show, Delevingne walking arm-in-arm with pal Kendall Jenner on a library-themed runway for the Chanel’s Métiers d’art show in Salzburg, Austria. That’s a good excuse. But we’re wondering what this year’s is, since she hasn’t posted anything on social media about VS specifically. That said, she is working out, so we haven’t given up on a Cara cameo just yet.

Hard work paying off…Ready to roll #Valerian @lucbesson

A photo posted by Cara Delevingne (@caradelevingne) on

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Jourdan Dunn runway Getty

She’s got one of our fave foodie Instagram accounts and a totally amazing cooking and travel show “How It’s Dunn”, but we won’t see the supermodel and cover girl walk this year. She appeared in the show for the first time in 2012, the first time Rihanna performed. After Ri cancelled her performance last week to keep working on her album, Dunn revealed on Twitter (it’s since been deleted) that she didn’t make the cut: “Feeling so much better about not doing BS…sorry I mean VS now that Rihanna isn’t doing it also,” she wrote.

Jessica Hart runwayGetty

After dissing show performer Taylor Swift in 2013, Hart was missing from last year’s lineup. And so far, her social media (and VS’s) shows no signs of her pre-show prep. Womp womp. What can we say, we love a girl acts totally cool when Justin Bieber gets all up in her bicycle leotard thingy and who admits to adding some padding to her runway bra (see :45 from her 2013 fitting!)
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Tell us: Who will you miss most from the show’s past star-studded line-ups? Will you watch this year?

–Catherine Kast

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none on

That Cara girl is just plain ugly. No other way to say it. How on earth did she become a model?

Lisa on

I won’t be seeing any famous faces since I won’t be watching. But Doutzen was one of the most beautiful models of VS ever.

Guest on

I don’t understand how Yumi Lambert and Eniko Mahalik made it over Jordan Dunn..I mean really? Isabel Goulert is still in the show, but she is beautiful.

Justme on

Kendull, really? I c k

CaseyM on

I agree with you Guest, I’m shocked that Jourdan didn’t make the cut too, especially when those other two did. If it’s a long hair thing they could always add extensions. Candice is by far my favorite, can’t wait to see her in the show again this year!

L on

Barbara Palvin.. I think she is the most beautifil from all, and I just can t understand why is she not thereee !!

Lizzy on

Very surprised about Jourdan Dunn… not sure what VS is thinking there. I agree, L, Barbara Palvin was the best new model for VS in ages, still not sure what’s going on there. I wonder if she isn’t interested in going the VS route. She is perfect for it and much more “Angel” material than the majority of the 10 new girls the brand signed.

Sarah on

Missing Miranda Kerr the most!!! Without a doubt going to miss both Doutzen and Cara ): Excited to see Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Candice Swanepoel as always (they are a must)! Can’t wait to see the new girls like Gigi Hadid <3

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