Gemma Ward has been my favorite super model since she was a 15 year old with a Prada exclusive. Five years on she's filmed movies (The Strangers, The Black Balloon) and has graced endless covers and runways. She's been modeling less as of late to focus on her acting so when rumors popped up a few days ago on the web that she was announcing her retirement it was sad but not exactly a surprise.
We worried for nothing! IMG confirms that Gemma is a on a vacation and won't be walking for the Spring 09 season next month but she is NOT retiring from modeling!
Gemma made this statement:
"I was surprised to wake up this morning and read news of my own retirement. While I am taking some time off currently to rest and enjoy the company of friends and family, I am still very much a (excited and enthusiastic) working model and actress. I'm only 20, for God's sakes."
Have fun with acting Gemma but come back to fashion soon! We desperately miss you!