Gisele Bündchen Finally Quits The Runway
Gisele Bündchen announced in Instagram that she is leaving the catwalk after her appearance on Wednesday in São Paulo. The Brazilian supermodel said she will now focus on family and personal projects. Gisele Bündchen has been on the catwalk around the world for the last 20 years.
She said her appearance at São Paulo fashion week on Wednesday’s would be her last catwalk. The 34-year-old mother of two is the wife of NFL quarterback Tom Brady.
“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,” Gisele posted on Instagram.
Gisele, who earned $147 million last year, says her body is telling her its time to quit. “Automatically my body tells me if what I do is worth it, and it asked to stop,” she said in an interview with a Brazilian newspaper on Saturday. “I respect my body. It’s a privilege to be able to stop.”
Gisele adds that she is not retiring from all work, but just wants to devote herself to other projects and her family. She and Brady have two kids, Benjamin, 5, and Vivian, 2. Her fans will greatly miss her on the runway, at only 34 years of age, many would have expected her to continue for the time being.
Who Is Gisele Bündchen?
Gisele is an actress, a producer and a fashion model. She was born on 20th July, 1980 to Valdir Bündchen and Vânia Nonnenmacher. Valdir Bündchen is a university teacher and writer while Vânia Nonnenmacher is a bank clerk pensioner. Both of them are of German descent.
Gisele was among the first Brazilian models to find international success in the late 1990s. And since 2004, she has been the highest-paid model in the world. By the year 2007, she was ranked the 16th richest woman in the entertainment industry. According to Forbes, she was the top earning model in 2012. And last year Forbes listed her as the 89th most powerful woman in the world.
Gisele dated Rico Mansur in 1998 and Rodrigo Santoro in 1999. Between 2000 and 2005, she was in a relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio, an American actor. In 2004, the couple made it to the People’s annual Most Beautiful Couples List.
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