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Gigi Hadid fights off attacker at Milan Fashion Week

The model literally threw a punch, and elbowed the neck of a man who turned out to be a serial red-carpet offender.

By Elizabeth Best
Wow, do NOT mess with Gigi Hadid.
The model just put all her boxing training to good use when someone accosted her as she and her sister Bella Hadid were leaving a show during Milan Fashion Week.
Video of the incident obtained by TMZ shows Gigi was taken by surprise when a man ran up behind her and grabbed her, trying to lift her up.
But the blonde beauty would have none of it, punching him, kicking her legs and landing a swift elbow to the neck on her shocked attacker.
Gigi had been leaving a fashion show with sister Bella.
Even Bella got in on the action, struggling with her sister’s assailant.
The man was pretty quick to run but Gigi wasn’t finished yet, even attempting to chase him down, before she was stopped by her security and entourage.
WATCH: Gigi's attacker posts a bizarre video. Post continues...
Both sisters fought back in the scuffle.
After the incident, the video shows the 21-year-old model returning to her car and asking her security to find him.
The identity of the man has been revealed as Ukrainian media identity Vitalii Sediuk, a serial prankster who is notorious for physically accosting celebrities on the red carpet.
Commenting on the bizarre series of events, Vitalii penned on his Instagram account: "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."
"You can call it a manifest or a protest. This is also a wake up call for Anna Wintour who turned Vogue into tabloid by putting Kardashians and other doubtful celebrities on a cover of a well-respected magazine."
Miranda Kerr did not look impressed when Vitalii Sediuk attempted to kiss her.
And the prankster even tried to tackle Leonardo DiCaprio.
His previous targets have included Kim Kardashian, Will Smith, Bradley Cooper and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Police were not involved in the incident, as the model’s private security were said to have handled the situation.
Even Bradley Cooper has been a Vitalii victim.
Meanwhile, following the incident a website accused Gigi of displaying “not model behavior”.
But the girlfriend of Zayn Malik was ready to defend herself for the second time in one day.
Gigi had been slaying the runway for Max Mara before the attack.
“To the unknown article writer: fan?!!! The ACTUAL fans that were there can tell you what happened,” she fumed on Twitter.
“I’m a HUMAN BEING and had EVERY RIGHT to defend myself,” she continued.
“How dare that idiot think he has the right to man-handle a complete stranger. He ran quick tho.”
Vitalii once tried to crawl under America Ferrera's dress at Cannes. Watch the shocking clip below.

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