HER management may have released a statement last month saying, “The word retirement is a little bit of an extreme word,” but Gisele Bündchen does has confirmed, in her own words, that she won’t be seen on the catwalk anymore.

“Automatically my body tells me if what I do is worth it, and it asked to stop,” she told Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo. “I respect my body, it’s a privilege to be able to stop. I don’t see how to continue modelling on the catwalk.”

But, while she won’t be modelling in real time, she won’t be disappearing from the public eye any time soon – on the contrary:  “Stopping will leave room for other projects I have for myself,” she said.

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