Gisele Bündchen: My body told me to stop runways
Gisele Bündchen's body told her to stop modelling on the runway.
The 34-year-old Chanel model is set to walk her last catwalk during Sao Paulo Fashion Week and has admitted she made the decision to retire from runways out of "respect" for her body.
She told the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper: "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."
Gisele, 34, is taking time off from the runway to spend her days with her two children - Benjamin, five, and Vivian, two - who she has with husband Tom Brady.
And the star recently admitted she is a "nurturing" mother, something she believes stems from her own upbringing as part of a large family.
She said previously: "I'm very nurturing, I come from a large family and my parents were loving. But the most important thing for me as a mum is to keep my word.
"When I say no, I mean no, I always say they have all the time in the world to sit there saying, 'I want it, I want it', but they are smart, and if I give it to them they know they can get away with it."