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Topless protesters at Nina Ricci's Paris Fashion Week show grab fuming model
Who says fashion models aren't tough?
Blonde beauty Hollie-May Saker, 18, didn't need much help from security guards Thursday when she was approached by feminist protesters while walking in Nina Ricci's Paris Fashion Week show.
Two topless women from Femen, a UK-based feminist group, with "fashion dictaterror" and "model don't go to brothel" written across their exposed chests, ran onto the runway during the show yelling "fashion fascism" and grabbed Saker's arm, but the model strutted on unscathed.
“As she grabbed my arm she lifted my skirt exposing me,” she told the Liverpool Echo. “I pulled my arm back with such force that I landed a punch square on her nose. I was so angry, but I knew I had to be professional so I carried on walking with a bit of sassiness.”
Looking at the video, it seems Saker, dressed in a deceivingly angelic white top with a plunging back and a silver skirt, didn't actually pack a punch, but she did hold her own, pulling her arm away and carrying on with the show before a security guard arrived and dragged the rowdy women off the runway.
According to the model's interview with the British publication, she wished she had taken a more forceful approach.
"Thinking about it now I wish I’d pushed them both off the stage because they ruined my favorite show," she said.
She took to Twitter afterward, calling the protesters some choice words and lashing out at them for ruining her walk. As for their lack of clothing, she had one thing to say: "#vom."
So, contrary to reports, Saker is more Kate Moss than Rocky Balboa, but she did teach the protesters a lesson in feminism: don't judge a woman by her looks . . . or her outfit.
Tags: Paris Fashion Week