Relive Gigi Hadid's Most Badass Moments: Twitter Clapbacks, Confronting Pranksters and More

Gigi Hadid has gone viral after defending boyfriend Zayn Malik on Twitter. Click here to look back at more of her badass moments!

By Jess Cohen Feb 24, 2020 2:29 PMTags
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Gigi Hadid is the queen of clapbacks!

The supermodel went viral over the weekend after defending boyfriend Zayn Malik on Twitter. When the One Direction alum was criticized on the social media platform by YouTube star Jake Paul, Gigi gave him a piece of her mind.

"Almost had to clap up zane from 1 direction because he is a little guy and has an attitude and basically told me to f--k off for no reason when I was being nice to him...." Jake tweeted. "Zane ik you're reading this... stop being angry cause u came home alone to ur big ass hotel room hahaha."

After seeing Jake's tweet, Gigi replied, "Lol cause he doesn't care to hang w you and your embarrassing crew of YouTube groupies ..? Home alone with his best friends like a respectful king cause he has me, sweetie. Unbothered by your irrelevant ugly ass. Go to bed ..."

Gigi Hadid's Most Badass Moments

Jake has since deleted his tweet, and Gigi is receiving praise for standing up to the social media star.

And this isn't the first time the 24-year-old has gone viral in recent months. In late 2019, Gigi saved the day at Chanel's Paris Fashion Week show when she confronted a prankster who jumped up onto the runway.

Take a look at more of Gigi's most badass moments in the gallery below!

Goodbye Body-Shamers

In Sept. 2015, shortly before Paris Fashion Week, Gigi took to Instagram to defend herself after being body-shamed online. "No, I don't have the same body type as other models in shows. No, I don't think I'm the best at any given shows. Yes, I want to have a unique walk but I also know I have to improve. No, I'm not the first or the last model of my type in this industry," Hadid wrote. "You can make up all the reasons you think I am where I am, but really, I'm a hard worker that's confident in myself, one that came at a time where the fashion industry was ready for a change."

Defending Zayn

When Jake Paul tweeted about an alleged encounter with Zayn in Las Vegas, Gigi took to Twitter to defend her beau. "Lol cause he doesn't care to hang w you and your embarrassing crew of YouTube groupies ..? Home alone with his best friends like a respectful king cause he has me, sweetie," the supermodel tweeted. "Unbothered by your irrelevant ugly ass. Go to bed." Jake has since deleted his tweet about Zayn.

Fighting Off Strangers

Back in Sept. 2016, Gigi was leaving MaxMara's fashion show in Milan with sister Bella when she was lifted in the air by a man, later identified as Vitalii Sediuk, who grabbed her from behind. After being grabbed, Gigi elbowed the man, who released her and ran away. Video footage of the incident showed Hadid briefly following after the man, before asking security to find him. She later took to Twitter to right that she "had EVERY RIGHT to defend myself," adding, "How dare that idiot thinks he has the right to man-handle a complete stranger. He ran quick tho."

Fake Romance? Nope!

Back in 2018, Gigi clapped back at haters who criticized her then-relationship with Zayn Malik, calling it "fake." After being tagged in a critical post about the romance, Gigi decided to leave a comment, writing, "Seems like u guys tag me in a new post every day … pls stop.. it's just negative, I really have no hard feelings towards you I just know what a beautiful world there is to go out and live in instead of trying to dissect a relationship between two people that you don't even know and that you do not see 99% of."

A Message to Her Haters

In Feb. 2018, Gigi returned to social media to speak her mind after once again being criticized over weight. "For those of you so determined to come up w why my body has changed over the years, you may not know that when I started @ 17 I was not yet diagnosed w/ Hashimoto's disease; those of u who called me 'too big for the industry' were seeing inflammation & water retention due to that," Gigi wrote.

Famous Family

Prior to becoming a supermodel, Gigi was known for being the daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Yolanda Hadid. In early 2019, Gigi expressed her frustration over people crediting her family connections for her success in the entertainment industry.

"I mean, I understand it. I come from privilege, and I recognize my privilege," she told Elle. "But because my mom was on a TV show, people think that my whole childhood was fame. It absolutely was not. My mom was a model. She moved to the States when she was 16 to send money back to her family in Holland. My dad was a refugee and worked his way up in every way. I work hard to honor my parents."

Saving the Day

Gigi was not about to let a prankster ruin the day at Chanel's Paris Fashion Week show, blocking the YouTuber Marie Benoliel, a.k.a. Marie S'Infiltre, from getting by after crashing the runway.