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Model Gigi Hadid is getting a lot of newfound respect after mollywopping Vitali Sediuk, a “prankster” known for targeting celebrities in attack-style videos.

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It all started when Sediuk ran up behind Hadid and her security team, grabbing her an picking the 5’10” tall model off her feet.

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Hadid, who frequently posts pictures of her boxing and training in Krav Maga, an Israeli martial arts system, didn’t hesitate. She sent elbows directly into her attackers face.

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That was enough to send Sediuk running, but Hadid wasn’t done with him. She chased him down the street screaming, “Who the f*** are you, you piece of s***” as he fled.

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Of course, some in the media attacked the model for “lashing out” at a “fan”, ignoring the fact that she was attacked from behind. The internet wasn’t about to let that happen, stepping up quickly for the model.

Gigi jumped into the fray, adding:

To the 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.

Hadid then thanked her boxing coach and had a powerful message for girls everywhere, saying on Twitter:

GIRLS, prepare yourselves so that, if you ever feel in danger, MUSCLE MEMORY can fight back for you. Thank you as so much for ur support.

Here’s the full video of the attack and Hadid’s elbow-flying response:

The “prankster” then lashed out at Hadid and her friend Kendall Jenner: