Here comes the Girl From Ipanema! Leggy Gisele Bundchen proudly commands the stage in shimmery low-cut gown at Opening Ceremony for Summer Olympics in Rio
Gisele Bundchen commanded the runway with her strong and golden presence.
The supermodel dropped jaws as she sauntered solo in the spotlight during the Opening Ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday.
Gisele was a shimmery sight in a deep-cut metallic gold sequin gown that fanned out behind her while strutting down the stage at Maracana Stadium.
Siren song: Gisele Bundchen kicked off the Opening Ceremony at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro to the tune of The Girl from Ipanema performed by Daniel Jobim
Ooh la la: The statuesque stunner walked across the stage confidently in that daring leg-baring gown
The brunette beauty, who comes from the land of Brazil, walked down the 'runway' to The Girl from Ipanema performed on the piano by Daniel Jobim.
Gisele first emerged from the dark as a silhouette framed in the light of the big screen behind her.
The sequins of her gown fairly glistened as the spotlight descended, throwing her figure into shadow across the stage.
Long-legged lovely: The 36-year-old supermodel flashed a wide smile and those gorgeous long legs as she walked the 'runway'
Perfect 10: Gisele proved she's still got the figure and the moves to shake up this show
In the spotlight: Gisele emerged from the dark to cast a spell on the audience gathered at the Maracana Stadium
On the catwalk: The Brazilian was totally at home in Rio and turned this stage into her own personal runway
Fit for a queen: Gisele's gold sequin gown by Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch fit her model's figure tight on top and then descended into a long trailing train
It's easy to say that Gisele, who appeared after a flurry of other performers, stole this show hands down.
Gisele's wrap-around gown by Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch clung to her body from the tight long sleeves to the plunging decolletage, and the long train swept the ground as she stepped forward in delicately strapped, golden heels.
The bossa nova strains of Daniel Jobim's piano propelled Gisele further and further forward.
She knows her own mind: The mother-of-two was involved in every aspect of her dress' design
Designing lady: The gown's designer Alexandre Herchcovitch told Vogue, 'Gisele knows exactly what looks good on her and what doesn’t, which makes the job much more objective and accurate'
Nervous: Although Gisele admitted that she was nervous ahead of the event, she certainly didn't show it as she embarked on 'the longest runway I have ever walked in my life,' as she called it in an interview with People
The brunette stunner wore her long waist-length hair parted center and loose, letting it cascade naturally down her back and over one shoulder.
Gisele is known for speaking her mind, and she didn't hold back when planning her ensemble with the dress designer himself.
'Gisele knows exactly what looks good on her and what doesn’t, which makes the job much more objective and accurate,' designer Herchcovitch told Vogue.
Everyone's watching: Gisele walked further to face thousands of people watching in the audience at the stadium
Hello Rio: Gisele recently told People, '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'
Breathtaking effects: The beautiful model stood before a silhouetted scene of the Rio city skyline
Dancing in the crowd: Gisele showed her party spirit as she danced with the festive crowd after her dazzling walk
'She was always present in the process. She gave important opinions, and we thought about the parts together. She made some important changes.
'Part of my creative process and development is to listen and adjust creations so she is satisfied.'
Although she retired from the runway last year to focus on her family and other projects, Gisele made this - the Opening Ceremony in her Brazil - her stunning return.
Golden girl: The Brazil native was having a wonderful time and in a celebratory mood
Arms wide open: Gisele embraced the moment while pumping her arm in the air
Loving it: The gorgeous brunette still managed to capture the spotlight as fans snapped videos and pictures of her
In an interview with People, Gisele revealed that she was indeed nervous.
'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,' she admitted.
'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.'
Behind the scenes: Gisele alerted social media followers via Snapchat to her prep work backstage at the Summer Olympics' Opening Ceremony in Rio
That looks delicious: The model sipped a cool beverage to stay hydrated ahead of the show
Look at that: Designer Alexandre Herchcovitch unveiled Gisele's gold sequin gown with a flourishing sweep
After her triumphant walk, Gisele danced in the crowd, in long gold dress and all.
Gisele was seen raising her arm and pumping it in the air while shaking her body to the music.
Before entering the gates of Maracana Stadium, Gisele spent the day out and about in Rio with her children Vivian, three, and Benjamin, six.
The family visited a restaurant at the Jardim Botanical Gardens as part of the day's excursions.
Mommy time: Gisele treated her children Vivian, three, and Benjamin, six, to lunch at a restaurant at the Jardim Botanical Gardens in Rio earlier on Friday
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