Nicole Houde latest Miss USA contestant to be arrested
Nicole Houde, 26, was arrested in New Hampshire over the weekend after she allegedly punched, scratched and bit her boyfriend Scott Nickerson, 33, when the two were arguing, reports the AP. House is the 2010 Miss New Hampshire USA and competed in the national Miss USA pageant later that year.
Nickerson and Houde were apparently fighting because Nickerson accused Houde of having an affair. He reportedly took her cell phone and refused to give it back, leading to House'd alleged attack. She was arrested for simple assault.
The 2010 Miss USA Pageant is also the pageant that featured Rima Fakih, the first Arab-American to win the title. Fakih was arrested for drunk driving back in December 2011.
They join the ranks of Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner, who was almost stripped of her crown amid reports of alcoholism, drug abuse and promiscuity and whose scandal also brushed Miss Teen USA Katie Blair for underage drinking, and Shannon Marketic, Miss USA 1992, who was recently arrested for shoplifting.