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“I am grateful that at 14, I was given the opportunity to start this journey. Today after 20 years in the industry, it is a privilege to be doing my last fashion show by choice and yet still be working in other facets of the business. #firstrunway #14yearsold 🙏🙏🙏 Sou muito grata por ter tido a oportunidade, aos 14 anos, de iniciar esta jornada. Hoje, após 20 anos nesta carreira, é um privilégio estar fazendo meu último desfile por escolha própria e ainda continuar trabalhando em outras facetas da indústria. #primeirodesfile #14anos”
Gisele Bundchen is saying goodbye to the catwalk.
The supermodel and wife of NFL star Tom Brady has announced she is retiring from the runway after 20 years.
Her appearance Wednesday night at Sao Paulo Fashion Week will be the last of her career, says Bundchen 34, who will walk for Colcci, the Brazilian streetwear label she has represented since 2005.
The model and mom took a little walk down memory lane Wednesday on Instagram, saying, “I am grateful that at 14, I was given the opportunity to start this journey. Today after 20 years in the industry, it is a privilege to be doing my last fashion show by choice and yet still be working in other facets of the business.”
Bundchen, who earned $47 million last year, according to Forbes, says her body is telling her the time is right.
“Automatically my body tells me if what I do is worth it, and it asked to stop,” Bundchen said in an interview with a Brazilian newspaper on Saturday. I respect my body. It’s a privilege to be able to stop.”
She adds that she is not retiring from all work. She just wants to devote herself to other projects and her family. She and Brady have two kids, Benjamin, 5, and Vivian, 2. | USA TODAY