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Gisele Bundchen Makes Final Catwalk Appearance In Brazil

13/12/2017 02:09 GMT

Gisele Bundchen, the world's highest-paid model, has walked her final runway show - saying an emotional goodbye to the catwalk during São Paulo Fashion Week in her native Brazil.

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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 15: Gisele Bundchen walks the runway during the Colcci show at SPFW Summer 2016 at Parque Candido Portinari on April 15, 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images)


Her husband Tom Brady, parents Vania and Valdir, and sister Gabriela, looked on proudly as Gisele strutted her stuff for Colcci.

Gisele started her 20-year modelling career at the tender age of 14 during the very same fashion week in Brazil, and has since amassed an eye-watering fortune of nearly $400 million (around £250m). Just last year, she reportedly earned £28 million.

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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 15: Gisele Bundchen walks the runway during the Colcci show at SPFW Summer 2016 at Parque Candido Portinari on April 15, 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images)


So why has she decided to stop now? According to the Daily Telegraph, Gisele told Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo, "Automatically, my body tells me if what I do is worth it, and it asked to stop.

"I respect my body, it's a privilege to be able to stop."

Her sister and representative Patricia said in a statement that she will now "focus on special projects and also spending more time on her number one priority: her family."

Gisele has two children with, Benjamin and Vivian, with her American football player hubby Tom.

At the end of the show, a host of other models joined Gisele all wearing pictures of the iconic model.

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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 15: Gisele Bundchen walks the runway during the Colcci show at SPFW Summer 2016 at Parque Candido Portinari on April 15, 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images)



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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 15: Gisele Bundchen walks the runway during the Colcci show at SPFW Summer 2016 at Parque Candido Portinari on April 15, 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images)


Earlier in the day, Gisele posted a picture of herself before the show, drinking from a giant piece of fruit and getting glammed up. She wrote simply, "Almost ready!!"