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Beauty queen winner beats her guest with baseball bat during a party to promote herself

By Mason White 10:42 AM December 26, 2016
Vanessa Barcelo
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A woman, who worked hard in an attempt to become the next beauty pageant winner, may lose it all after beating a man.

Vanessa Barcelo, 26, who won the Miss Miami Lakes and is competing to win the Miss Florida USA 2017 beauty pageant, was arrested for beating the man at a party she hosted.

Barcelo, who also has a cake business, invited people to a party, where she showcased her cakes.

During the party, she and some of her guests became drunk, according to police.

Barcelo and a male guest, who was identified as a radio DJ, got into an argument. Barcelo ordered him to leave her house.

Police said that as he was leaving, Barcelo armed herself with a bat. She followed the man outside and beat him with the metal baseball bat.

She and a male friend then beat the radio DJ while he was on the ground.

The victim was reportedly taken to a hospital with severe injuries to his eye.

Barcelo was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Her bail was set at $1,500.

Grant Gravitt, who is the executive producer of the Miss Florida USA pageant, said that Barcelo’s status could depend on the outcome of her assault case.