Gisele Bündchen Does Final Runway Walk During Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony

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Gisele Bündchen just took her final walk on stage. And it was a really big stage.

The legendary Brazilian supermodel was featured in a Bossa Nova segment during Friday night's Olympic opening ceremonies at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Even though she has officially retired from the fashion runways, the 36-year-old couldn't help but strut her stuff one last time on the "biggest catwalk of them all."

Wearing a bright gold sequin dress designed by Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch, Gisele walked to the sounds of "The Girl From Ipanema," as performed by Daniel Jobim, on a 500-foot runway, in stilettos (naturally) across the stadium.

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Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen walks in Maracanã Stadium during the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony. (Photo: Getty)

The mother of two looked stunning in the dress, which featured a plunging V-neck, thigh-high slit and pleats at the waist. In an interview with PEOPLE, Bündchen confirmed that the runway in Maracanã Stadium was monumental.

"This is for sure the longest runway I have ever walked in my life and by far with the most amount of people watching, so it is a little nerve-wracking I must say," Gisele said. "This is a very special moment for my country and I am humbled that they invited me to be a part of such a special celebration."


And contrary to the dress rehearsal, Gisele was not assaulted by a mugger during her performance. It was first reported the 36-year-old would be robbed by a black child from the slums in the controversial skit, but the segment was dropped.

And thank goodness for that.


Let's just agree that if catwalking was an Olympic sport, Gisele would definitely have taken home gold.

To see more memorable moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic opening ceremonies, check out the slideshow below:

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