Nicole Houde - Nicole Houde, Miss USA Star, Arrested For Attack On Boyfriend
Nicole Houde, the American model who was crowned Miss New Hampshire in 2010 and subsequently competed in the Miss Usa pageant, has been arrested for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend. The 26-year-old, from Manchester, New Hampshire, reported punched, bit, and scratched boyfriend Scott Nickerson during an argument, reports Cbs Boston.
The fight began when Mr Nickerson, 33, accused Houde of having an affair and took her cell phone, refusing to return it. Things soon became violent and Houde and was later arrested for assault. Following her crowning achievement in the 2010 beauty pageant, Nicole has worked as a personal trailer and pageant consultant. On her website, she writes, "'I learned so much from my experience and I enjoyed doing everything that I did so why not expand that into my career and do what I love?" Houde is the latest Miss Usa competitor to run into legal trouble - with the woman who beat her in 2010 pleading no contest to drunken driving last month. Rima Fakih, 26, represented Michigan in the pageant and became the first Arab-American to land the Miss Usa Crown.
Elsewhere in the beauty pageant world, Miss Dominican Republican Carlina Duran has been stripped of her title after it emerged that she was in fact married. The rules clearly state that models competing in the pageant must be single, but Duran wed in 2009.