Glamorous Miss USA accused of assaulting ex-boyfriend after allegedly hitting him with dog chain and ‘breaking his nose’
- An American beauty queen has been charged with two serious assaults
- Nikki Poteet moved to Australia in 2014 and competed as a pro wrestler
- Prosecutors allege she hit her boyfriend with a chain and broke his nose
An American beauty queen now living in Australia is in court after hitting her ex-boyfriend with a metal dog chain and breaking his nose.
Nikki Poteet, 34, who has performed as a professional wrestler for Kingdom Wrestling Entertainment, is accused of assaulting her former lover at their Sydney home in Croydon on April 11.
Prosecutors allege that the 2011 winner of Miss Virginia USA left wounds on the 43-year-old man’s back after the attack, news.com reported.
Nikki Poteet (pictured) was the 2011 winner of Miss Virginia USA and has been charged with two serious assaults
She is now a pro wrestler for Kingdom Wrestling Entertainment in Australia
Ms. Poteet, whose full name is Brittany Nicole Poteet, moved to Australia in 2014 following a series of controversies after being crowned Miss Virginia USA.
Since arriving in Australia, the glamorous Southern beauty has embarked on a career as a female pro wrestler and continued to compete in beauty pageants, claiming the title of Miss Globe Australia in 2019.
She has also amassed an army of social media admirers with over 7,500 followers on Instagram.
Mrs. Poteet found herself in hot water after the 2011 Miss USA pageant when she posed in a photo on Facebook with the caption ‘Miss Alcoholic USA’.
Mrs. Poteet (pictured) was stripped of her 2011 Miss Virginia USA crown after she posed in a photo on Facebook with the caption ‘Miss Alcoholic USA’.
The 34-year-old continued to compete in beauty pageants, claiming the Miss Globe Australia title in 2019
Mrs. Poteet (pictured) has gathered an army of admirers on social media with more than 7500 followers on Instagram
She was later stripped of her Miss Virginia crown as a result of the incident.
It wasn’t the first time Mrs. Poteet had made headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Her gay roommate Derek Powell accused her of making homophobic comments in 2011.
But she denied the charges and was quoted on the Think Progress news site: “The man sitting in my election office is gay and he is my best friend in the world, I talk to him every day.”
Ms. Poteet claims to have a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and a master’s degree in nuclear engineering.
Mrs. Poteet (pictured) currently lives with her new partner, Nathan Peckham, who is a popular indigenous artist in Dubbo’s regional NSW community.
Ms. Poteet (pictured) claims to have a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and a master’s degree in nuclear engineering
Her grandparents are esteemed academics in the US state of Virginia.
Mrs. Poteet’s grandfather was the dean of faculties at one of America’s oldest universities – Hampden-Sydney College.
Her grandmother is a legacy alumni from Virginia Commonwealth University, where her uncle is also a former dean of medicine.
Ms. Poteet will face two charges of assault resulting in actual bodily harm when the case continues in September before Burwood Local Court.
She currently lives with her new partner, Nathan Peckham, who is a popular indigenous artist in Dubbo’s regional NSW community.
Ms. Poteet (pictured) faces two charges of assault resulting in actual bodily harm when the case continues in September in Burwood Local Court
Mrs. Poteet is depicted standing on the ropes of a wrestling ring wearing gold tights while acting as a professional wrestler