Gigi Hadid Fends Off Attacker in Milan
This is one supermodel you don't want to mess with.
Supermodel Gigi Hadid is the latest celebrity to be ambushed by infamous Ukranian prankster Vitalii Sediuk.
Fresh off the runway at the MaxMara presentation in Milan, Hadid was accosted after exiting the show hand-in-hand with her younger sister, Bella Hadid. An unknown man, thought to be Sediuk, grabbed Hadid from behind and carried her off the ground.
The entire incident, caught on camera, shows the 21-year-old defending herself and giving the attacker a sharp elbow, while her sister fights to free her. Hadid can be heard saying. "Let go of me. Who the f— are you, you piece of shit?"
Sediuk has a long history of red-carpet stunts, from attempting to kiss Will Smith at the Men in Black 3 premiere in Moscow in 2012, to hiding under America Ferrara's dress at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and tackling Kim Kardashian at the Balmain show during Paris Fashion Week.
Hadid took to Twitter after the incident to defend her actions after one article accused the model of "aggressively" lashing out at a "fan."
"To the unknown article writer: fan?!!! The ACTUAL fans that were there can tell you what happened. I'm a HUMAN BEING," she Tweeted, before adding, "and had EVERY RIGHT to defend myself. How dare that idiot thinks he has the right to man-handle a complete stranger. He ran quick tho."
Hadid has been stealing headlines since New York Fashion Week, when the model launched her collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger. In addition to walking the MaxMara runway with Bella Hadid in Milan, the sisters also hit the catwalk together for Fendi on Thursday.
THANK YOU Rachel.— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) September 22, 2016
To unknown article writer: fan?!!! The ACTUAL fans that were there can tell you what happened. I'm a HUMAN BEING — https://t.co/G7Pbp0G8yP
and had EVERY RIGHT to defend myself. How dare that idiot thinks he has the right to man-handle a complete stranger. He ran quick tho— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) September 22, 2016