Giselle Bündchen's Retiring From The Runway

Based on some well-placed hints over the past several days, Giselle Bündchen is retiring—but are we really surprised? As reported by the Brazilian source, Moda Estadão, the 34 year-old Brazilian bombshell is planning on ending her long and fruitful runway career back home as she walks her final show for Colcci at São Paulo Fashion week in April.

Bündchen’s been reigning the modeling scene since the late 90’s, usually recognized as one of the first Brazilian models to reach outstanding international heights. Known for owning the “horse walk” (a rather unfortunate name), where models pick their knees up high and stomp them outwards as they do a sexy-trot down the runway, she’s been revered as one of the only true supermodels left by peers Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell. But that’s not Bündchen’s only contribution—she’s also been the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program since 2009, with a passion for preserving the rainforests and agricultural status of her native country.

Bündchen’s also produced an educational children’s environmental cartoon, and has held supporting roles in films such as Taxi and The Devil Wears Prada, which only add to her well-rounded career—and of course we can’t forget the five-foot-eleven-beauty’s also got her hands tied while raising two kids with quarterback husband Tom Brady. The fact that she’s kept managed to keep that figure in crazy-good shape after having two children is one helluva well-kept secret that needs to be shared.

We will definitely keep seeing those blue-green eyes in the future, as the entire world adores Giselle Bündchen. And despite her flee from the runway, she’s bound to be found somewhere, whether it’s in fashion, on the big screen, or making more environmental impacts. And if you really miss seeing that horse trot, or watching those long-legs make that stride, there’s always YouTube where you can watch her walk names like Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Victoria’s Secret, and many many more. Goodbye for now Giselle, but not farewell!

Photo by Karl Lagerfeld

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