Gigi Hadid had herself quite a moment on Thursday when a random creep decided to literally grab her from behind and pick her up off the floor after the Max Mara show in Milan. (For the record, she fought back and cussed the man out after being let down.) Now we know the creeper's name: Vitalii Sediuk.
He was initially suspected of being responsible for the stunt, since he has a reputation as an "internet prankster," who's fond of tracking down elite fashion insiders. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporterwhere Sediuk confirmed his involvement, he also laid out his reasoning for the bizarre stunt. It was, he said, a form of "protest," against what he claims is the tabloid nature of the fashion industry.
In the statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Sediuk said he considers Hadid and Kendall Jenner "beautiful" but that they "have nothing to do with high fashion." He added, "By doing this, I encourage the fashion industry to put true talents on the runway and Vogue covers instead of well-connected cute girls from Instagram."
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US model Gigi Hadid presents a creation by Giambattista Valli during the 2016 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on October 5, 2015 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Gigi Hadid attends the Global Lyme Alliance 'Uniting for a Lyme-Free World' Inaugural Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on October 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Global Lyme Alliance)
US models Kendall Jenner (L) and Gigi Hadid attend the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Olympique de Marseille (OM) on October 4, 2015 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSON (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Gigi Hadid walks the runway during the Balmain show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 on October 1, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Model Gigi Hadid walks the runway wearing Anna Sui Spring 2016 during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Model Gigi Hadid walks the runway wearing Tommy Hilfiger Women's Spring 2016 during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Pier 36 on September 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/Getty Images for Tommy Hilfiger)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Model Gigi Hadid walks the runway wearing Jeremy Scott Spring 2016 during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Model Gigi Hadid and Singer Joe Jonas attend the Women's Singles Quarterfinals match between Serena Williams of the United States and Venus Williams of the United States on Day Nine of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Model Gigi Hadid attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 05: Model Gigi Hadid arrives ahead of the David Jones Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Launch at David Jones Elizabeth Street Store on August 5, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images for David Jones)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 04: Gigi Hadid poses at the launch of the Guess Spring 2015 Collection at The Butler in Potts Point on August 4, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 04: Model Gigi Hadid greets fans at Myer Macquarie Centre on August 4, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Gigi Hadid poses on the winners walk at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 21: Model Gigi Hadid attends amfAR's 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Presented By Bold Films And Harry Winston at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 21, 2015 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Models Gigi Hadid and Jourdan Dunn attend Maybelline New York's 100 Year Anniversary at IAC Building on May 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Gigi Hadid attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 14: Victoria's Secret Pink model Gigi Hadid attends the Ultimate Spring Break Bash hosted by Victoria's Secret PINK Nation at Surfcomber Miami, South Beach on March 14, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 26: Gigi Hadid walks the runway at the Moschino show during the Milan Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015 on February 26, 2015 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Fulvio De Filippi/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 28: Gigi Hadid walks the runway at the Emilio Pucci show during the Milan Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015 on February 28, 2015 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Model Gigi Hadid attends the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 18: Model Gigi Hadid attends Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on February 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 25: (BRAZIL OUT, NEW YORK TIMES OUT, UK VOGUE OUT) Gigi Hadid walks the runway during the Versace Ready to Wear show as a part of Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 on September 25, 2015 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images).
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 05: Gigi Hadid is seen in the Lower East Side on January 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Gigi Hadid seen on the streets of Manhattan on December 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
Model Gigi Hadid arrives at the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Gigi Hadid appears backstage in hair and makeup at the 2015 Victoria Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Armory on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in New York. The Victoriaâs Secret Fashion Show will air on CBS on Tuesday, December 8th at 10pm EST. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
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"You can call it a manifest or a protest," he added. "This is also a wake-up call for Anna Wintour, who turned Vogue into a tabloid by putting Kardashians and other similar celebrities on a cover of a well-respected magazine."
Okay, then. No word on whether Wintour or anyone else is listening to Sediuk's recommendations, but it's probably correct to assume Hadid's definitely not sorry for giving him the elbow jab when she did.
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