During the weeks before the Olympics’ official kick-off, there was a lot of speculation as to what exactly model Gisele Bündchen's role would be in the Games' opening ceremony.

Some rumors claimed she would be taking part in the “sexiest ever” introduction to the Games. Other versions had her getting mugged and assaulted during a skit meant to portray life in Brazil. Nevertheless, the main event has finally arrived, and all rumors can be laid to rest.

Bündchen's role ended up being extremely low-key, but somewhat emotional. The supermodel took her final turn on the runway ever tonight while the entire world watched. She strutted down the catwalk in a sparkling dress by Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch to the bossa nova classic "The Girl From Ipanema."

There have been conflicting reports as to whether or not the model is truly retiring from runway work in the past. Nevertheless, as she took her solo turn onstage during the opening ceremonies, NBC's announcers said that it was an emotional time for Bündchen, as this historic night is the actual bookend of her career on the runway. And what an end to a career it was, with the entire world looking on.

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