Gigi Hadid had the shock of her life after she was exiting the Max Mara show at the Milan Fashion Week on Thursday. The 21-year-old model elbowed a prankster Vitalii Sediuk who grabbed her from behind and picked her up as she was getting into a waiting car with her sister Bella Hadid.
What happened with Gigi?
The model held on to her younger sister Bella, 19. The furious Gigi lashed out using her fists and elbows to fight the prankster off, Daily Mail reports.
Bella shouted to let go off her sister, and also scrambled to free her from Vitalii Sediuk’s clutches. The man eventually put her back down on her feet, but she then tried to storm after him when he ran off, yelling, “Who the f*** are you, you piece of s***.”
Eventually security intervened and she was whisked away, looking shaken and carrying her sunglasses, which nearly fell off her head.
Gigi was forced to fight off the man. She was visibly shaken as she asked one of her bodyguards to find the man, but by then he had already run away.
“I am a HUMAN BEING and had EVERY RIGHT to defend myself. How dare that idiot think he has a right to man handle a complete stranger. He ran quick tho…,” wrote Gigi Hadid on twitter, after the incident.
Sediuk also took to Instagram and explained why he carried out the prank. He said that it was his way of protesting Gigi and her fellow model friend Kendall Jenner being considered “high fashion” while also making a dig at Vogue editor Anna Wintour, according to Hollywood Reporter.The prankster has also once assaulted Brad Pitt.
“While I consider Gigi Hadid beautiful, she and her friend Kendall Jenner, have nothing to do with high fashion. By doing this I encourage fashion industry to put true talents on the runway and Vogue covers instead of well-connected cute girls from Instagram,” he wrote.
Who is Vitalii Sediuk?
Vitalii Sediuk has 12.8k followers on Instagram. He introduces himself to be a Hollywood and entertainment reporter on his social media.
The 27-year-old is a former Ukraine journalist who worked for 1+1. He carried out pranks with Madonna, Will Smith, Adele, Bradley Cooper, Leonardo DiCaprio, Prabal Gurung, America Ferrera, Kim Kardashian, Ciara, Miranda Kerr to name a few celebrities.
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