Arrivals at the NBC and Time Inc. celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on January 14, 2014

Arrivals at the NBC and Time Inc. celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on January 14, 2014

*Tyra Banks is reportedly furious that she was rejected for the recent Victoria’s Secret TV fashion special.

RadarOnline.com is reporting that the former supermodel, 40, “was dying to appear on the runways as a surprise in CBS’ most recent Victoria Secret Fashion Show” last December, “but was rejected by the brand and the network, despite her long affiliation with the company. She’s outraged and is threatening to never to work with Victoria’s Secret again.”

Banks, who was one of the brand’s original “Angels,” was basically told that she was too old to make the cut, a source revealed: “Tyra’s feelings were hurt because the excuse she was given is that the audience likes to see the newest models, not the ‘veterans,’ on the runway during the VS TV show.”

“Tyra doesn’t want to make a public spectacle out of the snub, because it would make all the parties involved look bad,” the source said. “But she isn’t happy.”