Gisele Bundchen

AP Photo/Andre Penner

It's sad to say goodbye!

Gisele Bundchen ended her illustrious catwalk career last night in Brazil, taking to the runway for one last walk during São Paulo Fashion Week for the brand Colcci. The model, who formally made the announcement of her retirement yesterday on Instagram (with a sweet snap from her first runway show at 14, natch), has said that she wanted to end her 20-year runway reign to take care of her body.

"Automatically my body tells me if what I do is worth it, and it asked to stop," she revealed to Folha de Sao Paulo, as Yahoo reported. "I respect my body, it's a privilege to be able to stop."

Gisele Bundchen, Dancing

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This morning, Gisele took to Instagram again with a photo from last night, writing, "Speechless... Thank you, thank you, thank you! #forevergrateful," alongside a finale walk snapshot. Backstage, though, was a little more emotional for the supermodel legend, who was spotted swiping tears after the emotional final strut.

E! Brazil confirms exclusively that the leggy beauty was "nervous during her prep, and [very] emotional." But she wasn't without family support: Sisters Gabriela, Patricia, Raquel and Rafaela were seated front row, alongside her hubby Tom Brady and parents Vania and Valdir.

Friends and family also joined Gisele for the massive show after-party at Club A in São Paulo. The supermodel sat VIP and had a simple pasta dinner that she washed down with coconut water (gotta stay hydrated!). Later in the night, she was spotted dancing happily with Tom and her close friends.

Gisele Bundchen

AP Photo/Andre Penner

Aw! As the ol' adage goes: Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. See Gisele's emotional backstage moment in the video below!

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