Emotional Gisele Bundchen walks her last runway as family look on

With her parents and husband Tom Brady looking on from the sidelines, a tearful Gisele Bundchen bid two decades on the runway adieu. Fittingly, the supermodel chose to end her catwalk career in her home country - where she got her start as a model - at Sao Paulo Fashion Week.

She opened and closed the show for Brazilian brand Colcci, the very brand that gave a 14-year-old Gisele her first turn on the runway some 20 years ago.

CLICK THE PHOTO FOR A GALLERY OF THE COLCCI SHOW: Gisele's last turn on the catwalk was emotional.

Joined by a group of men and women on stage wearing white t-shirts emblazoned with her face, Gisele, 34, shed a tear as she was given a standing ovation.

After the show, husband Tom, 37, took to Facebook to pay a touching tribute to his wife of five years. "Congratulations Love of my Life, you inspire me every day to be a better person," he wrote.

CLICK FOR MORE PHOTOS OF GISELE'S LAST SHOW: The star said goodbye to the catwalk in her home country, Brazil.

"I am so proud of you and everything you have accomplished on the runway. I have never met someone with more of a will to succeed and determination to overcome any obstacle in the way.

"You never cease to amaze me. Nobody loves life more than you and your beauty runs much deeper than what the eye can see. I can't wait to see what's next. I love you. #GOAT #thebestisyettocome."

The supermodel looked stunning as she stormed the runway.

Before hitting the runway, Gisele, who is the world's highest-paid model, posted a backstage photo on Instagram. "Almost ready," she captioned the snap, which showed her sipping from a coconut.

The Brazilian beauty announced that she was retiring from runway modelling last month, saying she wanted to spend more time with her husband, New England Patriots quarterback Tom, and their two children, Benjamin and Vivian.

She also told Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo: "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."

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