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Wednesday 28 September 2016

Model Gisele struts her stuff for the last time on catwalk

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Gisele quits catwalk

Gisele Bundchen bid adieu to the catwalk, strutting her stuff at an emotionally charged show in Sao Paulo.

She said it will be her last stroll down a runway in a 20-year career that has made her a fashion superstar.

The 34-year-old Brazilian wants to spend more time with her family, but has also vowed to continue working in the industry.

As the world's highest-paid model, Bundchen is the face of Chanel, Carolina Herrera, Pantene and other famous brands. She also designs her own line of flip-flops and lingerie.

A household name the world over, Bundchen rivals soccer legend Pele for the status of Brazil's most internationally famous citizen.

In a posting on her Instagram account, Bundchen wrote: "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 made her final catwalk appearance during Sao Paulo Fashion Week for Colcci, the Brazilian streetwear label she has represented since 2005.

Bundchen was born and raised along with five sisters.

By the age of 20, she had become a fashion sensation, her freckled face and flowing dirty blond locks gracing the cover of fashion magazines worldwide.

In 2009, she married New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The couple have two small children.

Last year, she out-earned Brady, netting an estimated $47m (€44m) in contracts, according to Forbes.

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