Gigi Hadid elbows prankster in the face after he grabs and lifts her from behind

23 September 2016 / 1 month 3 min ago

Gigi Hadid is not just a pretty face when she defended herself after a prankster tried to lift her off the ground.

She was harassed as she was leaving the venue of the MaxMara fashion show with her sister Bella in Milan, reports Preen via AsiaOne.

The man, who has now been identified as serial prankster Vitalii Sediuk, grabbed her from behind and tried to lift her off the ground.

She started screaming and elbowed Sediuk.

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When he finally released her, she chased him, yelling "You piece of s***!".

After the incident, Gigi tweeted:  “I’m a HUMAN BEING – and had EVERY RIGHT to defend myself.

“How dare that idiot think he has the right to man-handle a complete stranger. He ran quick though…”

Vitalli reportedly said "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," Sediuk says.

"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 similar celebrities on a cover of a well-respected magazine,"

Vitalii Sediuk has harassed other celebrities like Will Smith and America Ferrera. Some his "notable" pranks include shoving his face in Leonardo Dicaprio's crotch and breaking Brad Pitt's glasses during the 'Maleficent' premiere. 

See the video below for a clearer picture of what happened.

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