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Brittany Valadez For Dailymail.com

It was the biggest moment of her career  – walking in front of millions in the Opening Ceremony of the Rio Olympics.

But model Gisele Bundchen’s devoted husband Tom Brady was not there to witness her starring role – due to his own career as starquarterback for the New England Patriots.

Ahead of the upcoming football season, the 39-year-old was in the middle of training camp, he has explained. 

His reason: Tom Brady, 39, could not attend the opening ceremony of The Olympics because of training camp (seen August 5 in Foxborough)

His reason: Tom Brady, 39, could not attend the opening ceremony of The Olympics because of training camp (seen August 5 in Foxborough)

Back to her roots: Gisele Bundchen, 36, returned to the runway on Friday for the Olympics Openeing Ceremony after retiring last April

Back to her roots: Gisele Bundchen, 36, returned to the runway on Friday for the Olympics Openeing Ceremony after retiring last April

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The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio may have drawn world class athletes from around the world, but it was Gisele Bundchen that stole the show in a stunning gown by Alexandre Herchcovitch.

The supermodel strutted her stuff in front of thousands of people in what might have been her biggest catwalk moment to date. So of course she needed a dress that was going to wow the crowd.

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‘For me, [the Olympics] are right in the middle of training camp so I need to talk my coach out of a couple days of practice,’ he told People in an interview given weeks before last night’s ceremony.

‘I haven’t asked them so, we’ll see!’ 

Inevitably, Tom could not get out of his training commitments, but that did not prevent Gisele, 36, from performing a graceful runway walk.

Everyone's watching: Gisele walked further to face thousands of people watching in the audience at the stadium; and millions more across the world

Everyone’s watching: Gisele walked further to face thousands of people watching in the audience at the stadium; and millions more across the world

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'

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’

Support: The beauty said her family would be in the audience

Support: The beauty said her family would be in the audience

In the spotlight: Gisele emerged from the dark to cast a spell on the audience gathered at the Maracana Stadium

In the spotlight: Gisele emerged from the dark to cast a spell on the audience gathered at the Maracana Stadium

Although she still models, the mother-of-two retired from the catwalk in April of last year, after over a 20-year-career.

Ahead of her Summer Olympics debut, the star previously explained her nervousness in an interview with People.

‘This is for sure the longest runaway 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 confessed.

‘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.’

She knows her own mind: The mother-of-two was involved in every aspect of her dress' design

She knows her own mind: The mother-of-two was involved in every aspect of her dress' design

She knows her own mind: The mother-of-two was involved in every aspect of her dress’ design

Long-legged lovely: The 36-year-old supermodel flashed a wide smile and those gorgeous long legs as she walked the 'runway'

Long-legged lovely: The 36-year-old supermodel flashed a wide smile and those gorgeous long legs as she walked the ‘runway’

Gisele, a native Brazilian, wasn’t alone for her time in Rio. 

Son Benjamin, five, and daughter Vivian, three, were also along for the adventure. 

Prior to her glamours runway walk, the trio enjoyed family time together at a restaurant.

Dancing in the crowd: Gisele showed her party spirit as she danced with the festive crowd after her dazzling walk

Dancing in the crowd: Gisele showed her party spirit as she danced with the festive crowd after her dazzling walk

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

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

Breathtaking effects: The beautiful model stood before a silhouetted scene of the Rio city skyline

Breathtaking effects: The beautiful model stood before a silhouetted scene of the Rio city skyline

Although it is not known if her young ones attended the event, the supermodel had the support of her family. 

‘Most of my family will be here for the ceremony. We just love being together no matter what we are doing. My family loves talking and sharing since we don’t get to do that very often. It’s also so nice to have all the kids together and see how they are interacting,’ said Gisele of her time in Rio. 

Going with mum! Gisele was joined by son Benjamin, five, and daughter Vivian, three in Rio

Going with mum! Gisele was joined by son Benjamin, five, and daughter Vivian, three in Rio

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