Gisele Bundchen retires as supermodel after 20 years

Gisele Bundchen announced that she will retire from the runway, ending her 20-year career as a supermodel.

She made the announcement via her Instagram account on Wednesday. Bundchen said she will still be involved in the fashion and modeling industry as she pursues other endeavors.

"I am grateful that at 14, I was given the opportunity to start this journey," the Brazilian supermodel wrote. "Today after 20 years in the industry, it is a privilege to be doing my last fashion show by choice and yet still be working in other facets of the business. #firstrunway #14yearsold."

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The Instagram post showed a young Bunchen. Some fans and followers expressed sadness while others congratulated the model on this new chapter of her life.

Bundchen will hold her last runway show during São Paulo Fashion Week and she told the newspaper Folha de São Paulo that she had "learned to listen to her body," according to Yahoo.