If Twitter could hand out gold medals, it would have given one to supermodel Gisele Bundchen, judging by how much everybody loved her walking in a straight line for a half-mile during Friday’s Opening Ceremony in Rio de Janeiro ― the world’s longest runway.
Bundchen, who was born and raised in Brazil, admitted to People that she was nervous about the opportunity to represent her home country, saying, “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.”
Bundchen, the girl from Horizontina, walked a runway wearing a gold sequined dress by Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch to the bossa nova standard “The Girl From Ipanema.” You could say that her straight-line walk was a much more politically correct route to go, considering the original plan to include Bundchen was to have her star in a skit in which she was robbed by a poor black boy, to highlight Rio’s high crime rate and poverty, according to NBC New York.
Gisele Bündchen looked absolutely flawless, what a magnificent final catwalk at Rio 2016 @giseleofficial
— Vs Angels Updates (@vsupdatesx) August 5, 2016
Gisele’s still walking. She’s out the stadium and heading into downtown Rio. She cannot be stopped. #OpeningCeremony
— Dave Turner (@mrdaveturner) August 5, 2016
Good choice, Rio. Hopefully, not the only time we’ll be saying that.