Yolanda Hadid Praises Her Daughter Gigi Hadid for Fighting Back and 'Standing Up for What Is Rightfully Yours'

Rachel McRady

Atta girl! Yolanda Hadid took to Instagram on Thursday to praise her daughter, Gigi Hadid.

"Bravo Gigi for defending yourself and standing up for what is rightfully yours, your mind, body and soul should not be touched by anyone unless you want to… #GirlPower #Boundaries #Defense #BoxingSkills @gothamgym," she captioned a photo of the supermodel being lifted into the air by a man on the street.


WATCH: Gigi Hadid Speaks Out After Getting 'Man-Handled' in the Streets of Italy

TMZ since identified him as notorious red carpet prankster Vitalii Sediuk.

Shortly after the attack, Gigi took to Twitter to slam those who dissed her for hitting the "fan."

"Fan?!!! The ACTUAL fans that were there can tell you what happened. I'm a HUMAN BEING – and had EVERY RIGHT to defend myself," she wrote. "How dare that idiot thinks he has the right to man-handle a complete stranger. He ran quick tho."

After strutting her stuff at New York Fashion Week, Gigi traveled to Italy for Milan Fashion Week. She walked in the MaxMara show, rocked an entirely sheer dress for Fendi, and dressed like a paper doll for Moschino.

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Next up, Gigi is going to be introducing her Tommy Hilfiger collaboration to Europe.

"Next stop on the #TOGETHERTOUR: MILANO !!!!! @gigihadid will be at the Tommy Hilfiger Flagship store, Piazza Oberdan 2A Milano at 6 pm TOMORROW!" the store's official account captioned a video of Gigi tossing a captain's hat at the camera in a nautical jacket. "Can't wait to share the #TOMMYXGIGI collection and see how everyone styles it!"

To photos of Gigi's attack, watch the clip below!

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