Gigi Hadid was picked up and manhandled on Wednesday by famous prankster Vitalii Sediuk, while walking through the streets of Milan.
The supermodel, who is in town for Milan Fashion Week, was making her way to her car alongside her sister, Bella, after MaxMara’s show, when out of nowhere, Sediuk snuck up behind the 21-year-old and picked her up. Gigi was lifted so high, her legs flung into the air.
When Bella realized what was happening, she tried prying Gigi from Sediuk’s hands before Gigi managed to simply elbow the prankster. “Who the f&c are you, you piece of sh*t?!” Hadid yelled.
Whelp … we all know who he is. Sediuk, also known as the Ukrainian prankster, is the same man who tried to kiss Will Smith, attacked Kim Kardashian during Paris Fashion Week in 2014, attacked Ciara during Paris Fashion Week 2014 while wearing a thong and went after Brad Pitt during the Maleficent premiere in 2014.
Following Wednesday’s incident, a publication printed a story suggesting Gigi didn’t behave like a model, so Gigi fired back with a tweet that read:
“To unknown article writer: fan?!!! The ACTUAL fans that were there can tell you what happened. 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.”
Sediuk spoke out on Instagram following the Milan prank, suggesting, “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,” he wrote on social media.
He added, “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.”