When Gigi Hadid was attacked yesterday by a stranger after leaving a MaxMara show, she showed the attacker who’s boss.

The 21-year-old, who was with her sister Bella, was walking to their chauffeured car when she was suddenly lifted from behind.

The model, who is a boxing enthusiast, fought back her attacker by elbowing him in the neck. He quickly fled the scene, but she chased after him, before asking her personal security to hunt him down after losing him.



She later posted a tweet to call out at a reporter who wrote that she did not display “model behaviour” for elbowing a “fan in the face”.


More from CLEO:
Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Announces Divorce, Internet Reacts With Hilarious Jennifer Anniston Memes
Angelina Jolie Divorced Brad Pitt Because Of An Affair?
You Won’t Believe What the New Ring Kanye Gave Kim Looks Like

She didn’t forget to remind her female followers on the importance of learning self-defence skills.


Her attacker was identified as regular red carpet prankster, Vitalii Sediuk, who had previously ambushed the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Bradley Cooper.

He took to Instagram to explain why he attacked Gigi, writing, “While I consider Gigi Hadid beautiful, she and her friend Kendall Jenner, have nothing to do with high fashion. By doing this, I encourage the fashion industry to put true talents on the runway and Vogue covers instead of well-connected cute girls from Instagram. You can call it a manifest or a protest. This is also a wake-up call for Anna Wintour who turned Vogue into a tabloid by putting Kardashians and other doubtful celebrities on the cover of a well-respected magazine.”

Our words to the prankster? There’s a time and place to voice out your gripes, but manhandling a woman – or anyone – is never a good way to prove your point.