Gisele Bundchen Explains Why She’s Quitting the Runway

Last month we found out that Gisele Bündchen will be retiring from the catwalk, and now she’s explaining what finally forced her to make that decision.

Gisele Bundchen's Bikini Body
Gisele Bundchen hit the beach in a black two-piece.

The beauty told Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo (via Yahoo) that her body just couldn’t handle it any more.

“Automatically my body tells me if what I do is worth it, and it asked to stop,” she explained. “I respect my body, it’s a privilege to be able to stop.”

Bündchen is planning to walk her last show for Colcci — a brand she’s built a long-lasting relationship with — on April 20 during São Paulo Fashion Week.

However, though her last catwalk is quickly approaching, that doesn’t mean you won’t see her doing bigger and better things in the future.

“I don’t see how to continue [modeling on the catwalk]… and stopping will leave room for other projects I have for myself,” she said, hinting that she already has something in the works.

Launch the gallery above to see more of Bündchen’s model moments.