Even though Gisele Bundchen offiically retired from the runway, I knew it wouldn't be long until we saw the flawless supermodel again. Gisele Bundchen covers Vogue Brazil's latest issue and she is 100% in her birthday suit. She looks like a perfectly chiseled work of art, like a beautiful ancient greek sculpture, but are any of us surprised?
A couple of months ago, there was much speculation around the supermodel's retirement from the runway and everyone wanted to know what her future plans were. Gisele however confirmed to all of us that she was leaving the runway because her body had "asked her to stop." The former VS Secret Angel ended up walking her last runway in Brazil for São Paulo Fashion Week, but as it turns out, that wasn't the only way she decided to celebrate her phenomenal career. To our pleasant surprise, Gisele also graced the highly coveted magazine cover in Brazil. This cover was to celebrate her 20 year modeling career in the industry.
It's really no wonder why Gisele retiring from the runway is such a huge deal. She was discovered at the young age of 14 and has not stopped working s then. She's been crowned by Forbes as the highest paid model 8 times in a row, reportedly making $47 million last year. That's about $128,000 in a day. I'm not really sure how it gets better than that.
The top model also previously said that it was her "dream to finish walking the runway in Brazil, her native country." And while she was able to do that in São Paulo, it was an additional plus to see her celebrate 20 years on the cover of Vogue. She has been continuously supported and loved by the Brazilian culture, and has always been proud of her roots.
Gisele's friend and fellow model Fernanda Tavares, explained, "Gisele is what most represents Brazil abroad. It is Pelé, carnival, and Gisele."
I'm sure everyone was proud to see Gisele look so fabulous on the magazine cover. While we'll miss Gisele on the runway, as long as we keep seeing more of her confidence shine through on magazine covers, in campaigns and maybe even on the big screen, I won't complain.