AceShowbiz - Marie Benoliel, the woman who recently made headlines for crashing the stage at Chanel 2020 Spring show at Paris Fashion Week, has spoken out about her infamous act. Speaking with Elle, the prankster claimed that Gigi Hadid was "quite aggressive" with her when she escorted her off the stage, but she assured she's not hating the model for that.
Recalling the moment, Marie admitted to thinking that Gigi was going to pull her hair and yell, "as if we were schoolgirls." She added, "She clearly did not understand my comic approach. Gigi is obviously sublime and a fashion icon and I understand her reaction somewhat and continue to love her in spite of that."
In another interview with Inside Edition, Marie issued an apology to the Victoria's Secret model for what she did during the show. "I want to apologize," she said. "Gigi, if you can hear me, I love you. I think you are the most beautiful person in the world."
Marie created a buzz when she waltzed onto the stage at Grand Palais and began walking as if she took part at the show. Gigi later blocked the YouTube star when she walked towards her, took her by the shoulder and showed her off the stage. Footage from the incident soon made it to the Internet and became a hot topic among people. Cardi B, who attended the Chanel fashion show, said, "I got a little scared when homegirl flew out there."
In her interview with Elle, Marie called her actions a "tribute," noting, "What I do is an exhaustive satire about our society. I immerse myself in public events or situations … to show how funny some situations and sometimes extreme behaviors are." Naming Sacha Baron Cohen as her muse, she went on saying, "I am not making fun of people, I am pointing how silly some people can be when they lack distance and thinking."
This isn't the first time Marie made a public splash in a space she didn't belong. Last week, she crashed the runway at Etam's show.