New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady isn’t usually one to voluntarily warm the bench. But when Gisele Bundchen, Brady’s wife of six years and mother of their two children, hit the catwalk at São Paulo Fashion Week an April 15, Brady gladly assumed the world of spectator along with legions of Bundchen’s peers and admirers. It’s a fitting role for Brady in some respects, though. After all, according to The Washington Post, Brady is known in Brazil not as the driving force of a Super Bowl dynasty but merely as “Gisele Bundchen’s husband.”
As previously reported by Inquisitr, the 34 year-old supermodel recently stunned the fashion industry with her announcement that she decided to end her illustrious 20-year career. Daily Mail reports that Gisele walked her final series of turns sporting a selection of “summery ensembles” by Brazilian fashion company Colcci. Video of her final walk was posted online by Daily Mail and other news outlets.
Reflecting on her two decades as a model, Bundchen posted a photo of herself from her earliest days in the business via Twitter and Instagram. Only 14 years old when she launched her career, Gisele noted that she’ll continue to work in the fashion industry despite the fact that the catwalk is now behind her.
I am grateful that at 14, I was given the opportunity to start this journey. Today after 20 years in… https://t.co/weFGyabsD2
— Gisele Bündchen (@giseleofficial) April 15, 2015
Bundchen also posted a pic of herself getting ready for the show, drinking from what appears to be a young green coconut.
A photo posted by Gisele Bündchen (@giseleofficial) on
Although she’s intent on staying relevant in the world of high fashion and glamour — she is, after all, the new face of Chanel No. 5— Gisele easily has the scratch to lay low and enjoy the good life for a while. Quoting a report by Forbes, The Washington Post noted that Bundchen has earned $386 million since 2001. Expounding on the Forbes report, OK! Magazine indicated the model fetched $47 million alone in 2014. She also owns a shoe company called Ipanema that reportedly sells over 25 million pairs of sandals annually.
She has already led a life that most folks could only dare to dream about, but it’s a safe bet that the world will see much more of Gisele. Having lived her entire adult life in the public eye, Bundchen seems comfortable in almost any setting, from the posh red carpets of Tinseltown to the sweaty and steamy sidelines of an NFL game. Indeed, as a fashion expert, entrepreneur, wife, and mother, Gisele Bundchen has quite a bit to offer a world that’s just not quite ready to bid her farewell.
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