Gigi Hadid Speaks Out About Fighting Off Her Milan Fashion Week Attacker

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Gigi Hadid is on a mission to prove you can be a total badass and sexy as hell.

Gigi Hadid has opened up about the shocking moment when a man grabbed her during Milan Fashion Week.

In a Lenny Letter interview with Lena Dunham, the supermodel got real about why her first instinct was to elbow Vitalii Sediuk in the face until he let her go.

“I remember taking the time, as it all felt slo-mo, to look at him, a stranger, and my first reaction was: ‘Get me out of this situation.’ I played volleyball, and my coaches talked about muscle memory,” she said. “I started boxing two years ago and I always remembered that. Since then, I hadn’t been in a situation that forced me to fight back, but it just came out when he grabbed me — it wasn’t a choice. I do have that fighter in me.

“Honestly, I felt I was in danger, and I had every right to react the way I did. If anything, I want girls to see the video and know that they have the right to fight back, too, if put in a similar situation,” she continued, before addressing negative headlines in the media.

“The first article that was posted about the incident was headlined: ‘Not model behavior,” Hadid noted. “That’s when I really got pissed. First of all, it was a woman who wrote the story with that headline. If my behavior isn’t model behavior, then what is?”

Read the rest of Hadid’s thoughts in their entirety here.