We’re not 100% sure what to make of this: Brittany Nicole “Nikki” Poteet, the reigning Miss Virginia in the Miss Universe pageant, has been accused by her roommate, Derek Powell, of attacking him and his boyfriend, threatening violence and using homophobic slurs.According to Think Progress, Poteet, 24, was extremely intoxicated on Saturday, when she went off on the group in the Richmond, VA, home she shares with Powell:
“[Poteet] seemed upset that she did not have the full house to herself. She responded by lashing out at Powell, his boyfriend Chris, and their friends, swinging her shoes at the group, pushing people, and claiming that her male companion would ‘beat’ their ass. Poteet kneed another person, ripped the door off of a family heirloom, and ‘downgraded people based on their physical appearance and economic status,’ Powell explains in his letter. The police were called, but it’s unclear if an official incident report was ever filed.
Other guests in the house confirmed Poteet’s behavior and language, but the perky blond denies she’s a hater: “The guy that’s in my pageant office is gay and he’s my best friend in the world, I talk to him every day,” she told ThingProgress. She claims he has no problem with gays and that Powell’s just trying to get attention for himself.
Representatives from the Miss Universe organization haven’t released a statement yet, but if Poteet loses her tiara, maybe she and Carrie Prejean can star in a reality show together?
Nikki, call us—we’ll set up a meeting with Fox!
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