26-year-old model Kirsty Grace was in Birmingham, England last month to audition for the Miss Universe pageant. As she was getting out of her car, a guy came up and tried to steal her purse.

Kristy Grace

Here's what he didn't know: Kirsty is trained in Krav Maga. That's the martial arts they use in the Israeli army and it's specifically designed so you can defend yourself in situations like the one Kirsty was in.

Even though she was in four-inch high heels, she managed to punch the guy in the face and kick him in the knee which got him to let go of her purse and run away. Kristy then went to the audition and nailed it, so she'll be in the pageant next month.

The cops are trying to track down the guy who mugged her.

Read more at Manchester Evening News.