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Sometimes we need to step in and take control of a situation, and Gigi Hadid knows all about that.

As most of you likely already know, Hadid was literally man-handled by a total stranger at Milan Fashion Week — but she fought back like a #BOSS. And she recently spoke with Lena Dunham for Dunham’s Lenny Letter about the incident.

When the incident happened, Hadid’s protective instincts kicked in immediately. “It wasn’t a choice. I do have that fighter in me.” Hadid elbowed the guy — who’s been named as Ukranian prankster Vitalii Sediuk — before he dropped her and ran away.

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Hadid then talks about how crucial it is for girls to learn how to protect themselves and pay attention to your instincts. If something doesn’t feel right, she suggests using your intuition. And then, kicking butt if the situation calls for it.

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We’re so glad that Gigi Hadid is safe and sound, and that she took down her attacker without a second thought. We’re taking a page out of your book, Gigi! Way to go, girl.