Farewell Gisele!

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This fashion icon graced the cover of our magazine at the beginning of the year, as we uncovered the story of her life off the runway. Now it’s been announced that Gisele Bündchen has decided to give up the runway completely, retiring from the catwalk at the age of 34.

The supermodel has been the highest-earning model for the past eight years of her career, earning a startling USD$47 million just last year. The runway will definitely miss the slender Victoria’s Secret angel, but Bundchen has said that more of her focus will be dedicated to her family, while she works on her own new lingerie line and advertising campaigns.