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Gisele Bundchen Explains Why She Left Victoria's Secret

Gisele Bundchen Explains Why She Left Victoria's Secret

Gisele Bundchen poses with a copy of her book “Lessons” while attending a signing event on Saturday (November 10) at Saraiva Shopping Patio Higienópolis in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In the book, the 38-year-old supermodel opens up about her decision to leave Victoria’s Secret.

“For the first five years, I felt comfortable modeling in lingerie, but as time went on, I felt less and less at ease being photographed walking the runway wearing just a bikini or a thong,” Gisele said (via People). “Give me a tail, a cape, wings — please, anything to cover me up a little!”

Gisele says that her contract with VS gave her financial security and was actually 80 percent of her income at the time.

“I was certainly grateful for the opportunity and the financial security the company had given me, but I was at a different place in my life, and I wasn’t sure I wanted to continue working there,” she said about leaving the company in 2006.

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  • Lewisbieber

    or she got old

  • MsCarol

    she was 26 in 2006, considering Adriana Lima is retiring at 36, I don’t think age was the issue at all

  • bbm

    Also, if you check her IG, she still has an amazing body!!!!

  • Anja R

    37, actually!

  • Anja R

    Interesting…I don’t recall ever seeing her in a thong, and she generally was more covered up than the rest of the girls (full bottom panties, skirts, etc). But it looks like the move worked for her.

  • weber_meireles

    check out the VSFS 2001 on YouTube….she’s wearing a mini top paired with a tiny thong…even though it was difficult for her wearing such thing, she was so professional and her catwalk was amazing, oozing sexiness and confidence.

  • binaktivdupassiv

    anja_r easy