American supermodel pulls a serious ninja move when Italian prankster grabs her from behind

Supermodel Gigi Hadid is not just another pretty face.

A man who tried to grab the 21 year-old model from behind as she left a fashion event in Italy was met with a swift jab of her elbow to his face.

Hand in hand with her sister Bella, Hadid was leaving the Max Mara show that she was a part of at Milan Fashion Week, when the man grabbed her from behind and lifted her off the ground.

Caught off guard, the American supermodel appeared shocked as she fought off the man, believed to be prankster Vitalii Sediuk, according to the Daily Mail.

Even after she fought him off with her fists and elbow, Hadid attempted to chase after the man as he ran off.

“Who the f*** are you, you piece of s***,” she yelled after him as her security pulled her back and got her to a waiting car.

U.K. tabloids ran the story with headlines that were not favorable to Hadid, getting the attention of Rachel McGrath, a Huffington Post UK editor, who did some re-wording and earned a thanks from Hadid.

Sediuk is infamous for his invasion of celebrities’ personal spaces and has been spotted trying to bury his face in Brad Pitt’s crotch, kissing Will Smith – which earned him a slap in the face from the Hollywood superstar – and even rushing the stage during the 2013 Grammys, according to the Mail.

He was sentenced to 30 days in jail after the Brad Pitt incident which led to a melee on the red carpet that left the actor with broken sunglasses after he was hit in the face.

Sediuk posted a video to his Instagram account of Hadid leaving the fashion show before he assaulted her. He later commented on social media.

“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.

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