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'She's the rudest celebrity I've ever met': Jonathon Moran slams Emily Ratajkowski.

Emily Ratajkowski is in Australia for last night’s GQ Men of the Year Awards, and she seems to have ruffled a few feathers.

The 27-year-old model, actress and swimsuit designer walked the red carpet at the Star in Sydney last night ahead of receiving her International Woman of the Year accolade – but it was a run-in with a reporter that everyone’s talking about today.

During her powerful acceptance speech, Ratajkowski- who rose to fame in Robin Thicke’s controversial Blurred Lines music video, discussed “defying stereotypes” as a feminist.

“It’s about pushing boundaries, it’s about being in a string bikini on the beach, and at a protest­,” she said.

“I don’t think any of us have to limit ourselves to a box, to the perception someone might force on you. I hope that young women across the world, but also in Australia, and men as well, will take that to heart and fight the good fight.”

Ratajkowski is an avid supporter of the #MeToo movement, and was recently arrested at a protest against Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination in Washington DC alongside Amy Schumer.

But while her stirring words left an impression on the audience last night – Nova 969 radio host and Daily Telegraph chief entertainment reporter Jonathon Moran has suggested the “Em Rata behind the scenes is a completely different person to the incredibly well spoken woman” on stage.

In an Instagram post this morning, he called her the “rudest and most difficult celebrity” he’s ever met – which took many people by surprise.

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Speaking to Mamamia, Moran said he had been in contact with Ratajkowski’s management team “for weeks” leading up to the event to have interview questions pre-approved, but on the night, she apparently refused to speak to him.

“You know, we get these big names out here and we have all these rules about what we can and can’t ask, and I’m sick of it,” he said. “It’s not journalism.”

Describing the run-in, Moran said Ratajkowski and her management team were “rude”.

“She was late – so I thought she’d start by apologising, but she just acknowledged me in a really rude way.

“She said ‘wait, who are you?’ and wouldn’t answer my questions, then she walked around me to speak to her manager who then told me she wouldn’t be speaking to media.”

“I’d been pushed out to speak to her on the red carpet in front of all the cameras,” he added.

Explaining that he was incredibly moved by her acceptance speech, Moran called the experience “a real shame”.

“Her speech was beautiful – I think it’s great that she spoke about wearing a bikini on the beach and at a protest – that’s female empowerment and I stand for that.”

But after his unfortunate encounter, he said his opinion of the model has somewhat changed.

“People have their public faces and their private faces.

“You know, all you had to do was say ‘I’m happy to be in Australia’. It’s your job…you’re here to sell a perfume and I’m here to write an entertainment report, we’re not curing cancer,” he added of the Paco Rabanne spokeswoman.

“I’ve interviewed far more famous and interesting people than her…I’ve interviewed Beyonce and Madonna…and Em Rata is definitely one of the worst.”

Mamamia reached out to Ratajkowski’s management team, but they declined to comment.

We are eagerly awaiting her side of the story.

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