Gisele Bundchen is feeling “humbled and honored” before she takes the stage at the Olympics.
The 36-year-old supermodel will return to the runway for Friday’s Opening Ceremony, representing her home country of Brazil -- and she couldn’t be more proud.
Ahead of her Olympic debut, in which she will walk the longest runway of her career, Bundchen took to Instagram to share an emotional post about the day’s upcoming events.
"The Olympics symbolize so much for our global community," she wrote, along with a picture of herself facing the Brazilian sunset holding her hands in a heart. "The unity that is felt is amazing and gives me goose bumps."
"There is so much dedication and love the athletes themselves pour into their chosen sport," she explained. "Each athlete has given their all to achieve lifelong dreams and their journeys have led them here to Rio to compete for their countries with pride."
Bundchen, describing the current energy in Brazil as "electric and contagious," goes on to state how honored she is to represent her country at the Olympics. "I am so happy to be part of the opening ceremony in my homeland and to celebrate these bright stars from around the globe," she said.
"As I walk down tonight on the longest runway I have ever been on I will be sending out all my love and positivity. I am humbled and honored to be part of this historic moment for my country," she concluded. "I believe that the unity is the key to creating a world filled with kindness, gratitude, peace, and love."
The Brazilian beauty definitely appears to be enjoying her time back home.
"Bom dia Basil!!!" she posted to Instagram just a few hours before her emotional essay, along with a peaceful shot of the ocean.
"What an incredible place!" she captioned a snap of herself in a museum the day before.
Bundchen seemingly retired from the runway in April of 2015, walking her last show
for Brazilian brand Colcci.
"I am grateful that at 14, I was given the opportunity to start this journey," she wrote on Instagram in a post confirming her retirement. "It is a privilege to be doing my last fashion show by choice and yet still be working in other facets of the business."
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