Gisele Bündchen Opens About Retirement, Body “Asked to Stop”

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The industry was stunned when supermodel Gisele Bündchen announced that she would be retiring from the modeling for good with little to no explanation, but now the 34-year-old is finally opening about why she decided to quit the industry.

The mother of two and wife of NFL player Tom Brady previously cited wanting to spend more time with her family as the reason for quitting, but recent statements show that there’s more to the story. In an interview with Folha de Sao Paulo, the model stated, “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.”

Bündchen will retire from nearly two decades on the catwalk with a final show during next week’s Sao Paulo Fashion Week. The world’s highest paid model, according to Forbes, has walked for all of the best names in fashion and is one of Victoria’s Secret’s original angels.

As for what’s next? All Bündchen would say is that she wants to focus more on, “other projects I have for myself,” but many are speculating that retiring from the catwalk means the model will focus more on print campaigns and editorials, meaning that Bündchen won’t be gone from the spotlight just yet.

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