The supermodel was forced to defend herself after she was lifted in the air by serial prankster Vitalii Sediuk
GIGI Hadid lashed out and screamed at a man who tried to pick her up as she walked to her car following a fashion show in Milan.
The supermodel, who was with her sister Bella, had just walked for designer Max Mara.
Gigi used her elbow to strike out at the man, now known to be serial prankster Vitalii Sediuk, after he lifted her off the ground.
Gigi fought the man off using her elbow after he grabbed her from behindCredit: Xposure
The startled supermodel struggles to get away from his gripCredit: Xposure
Vitalii managed to lift a terrified Gigi off the ground as her sister tried to get him offCredit: Vantage News
After the incident, Gigi tweeted: “I’m a HUMAN BEING – 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…”
Vitalii went for Gigi and tried to lift her from behind before she managed to get him away from herCredit: Vantage News
The model has been in Milan to take part in various fashion shows.
Over the last few weeks Gigi has worked back-to-back gigs in London and New York.
The beauty is ushered back to her car by security after the frightening episodeCredit: Xposure
Gigi looks visibly shaken as she goes after the grinning assailantCredit: Xposure
The catwalk star was clearly distressed as she got into her car with sister BellaCredit: Xposure
Gigi only landed in Italy on Tuesday and has spent most of her time in Milan working.
But she’s made time for fun too, as the 21-year-old was spotted out partying with Bella, with fellow models Hailey Baldwin and Stella Maxwell joining in the fun, earlier in the week.
It’s not surprising Gigi was left shaken by the incident.
Last year, the model was forced to flee her New York apartment after a stalker managed to get past the security and almost up to her apartment.
An insider said: “She was scared.
Vitalli makes a speedy getaway as Gigi is held backCredit: Insight News and Features
“He’s very delusional, he was muttering to himself in the precinct.
“He was saying stuff like, ‘She needs me.’
“He’d wait for her outside her building for long stretches of time.”