Gigi, 21, who fought Vitalii off with her elbow and chased him, later tweeted: "I'm a human being and I have every right to defend myself. How dare that idiot think he has the right to manhandle a complete stranger? He ran quickly though."
Gigi "thanked" her boxing coach and tweeted:
GIRLS, prepare yourselves so that, if you ever feel in danger, MUSCLE MEMORY can fight back for you. Thank you all so much for ur support.? Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) September 22, 2016
On his (unverified) Instagram account Vitalii Sediuk claimed responsibility and explained: "By doing this I encourage fashion industry to put true talents on the runway instead of well-connected cute girls from Instagram."
Read his entire post:
@dailymail right now.. my comment: "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". #mfw #gigihadid #annawintour
Gigi and Bella Hadid walked the ramp for Fendi at the Milan Fashion Week the same day.