Miss Virginia has been accused of going on a homophobic tirade against her roommate Derek Powell, but both she and the pageant say that the claim is unfounded and that there is no reason for that to be true.
If it is though, that sucks, Nikki Poteet.
If it isn't true, then those trying to throw shade at her name are doing a pretty terrible thing too.
Here's what Nikki said:
"It is unfortunate that, during my last days as Miss Virginia USA, individuals would make these accusations against me, as I currently, and will continue to, show respect and support for diversity throughout the Commonwealth. Those that know me will agree that these accusations are inconsistent with my character and the reputation that I have built thus far, not only as Miss Virginia USA, but as an educated, hard-working, independent woman."
Here's what the pageant had to say: