Despite her retirement from modeling last year, Gisele Bündchen will help kick off the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Hosted at Maracanã Stadium, the 35-year-old model will strut through the venue’s gateway during the opening ceremony as a part this year’s celebration. Though she hasn’t recently graced the catwalk, Bündchen hasn’t strayed all that far from the fashion world. She recently debuted her new sultry Givenchy Jeans campaign on Instagram last week, attended Chanel’s Cruise show in Cuba in May and released a $700 tome dedicated to her modeling career in April.

Nevertheless, Bündchen has still dedicated a large majority of her time to advocating for environmental issues that are hitting close to home. The proud Brazilian and mom of two has kept busy between corresponding for the National Geographic’s docuseries “Years of Living Dangerously” that is centered around the deforestation of Brazil and taking part in the UN’s “Wild for Life” campaign.

Although an outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus has created skepticism among this year’s attendees, causing a number of athletes to pull out of the event, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has since released a statement assuring that the games will unlikely contribute to the spread of the virus.

“During the Games, mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission is expected to be low because August and September are winter months in Brazil, when cooler and drier weather typically reduces mosquito populations,” the CDC posted to their site on Wednesday. This comes as no surprise as the virus couldn’t stop Louis Vuitton from staging a futuristic fashion show in Brazil earlier this year.

Katy Perry surprised fans by releasing a new song, titled “Rise,” Thursday night. NBC has announced that her song will serve as their official anthem for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, beginning Aug. 5.

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