Fashion phenomenon River Viiperi began modeling full-time in late 2009, and he’s garnered quite a name for himself in that short time. This is an especially rare thing when you consider that most people know female models rather than the male ones, but the Spanish supermodel soared from the start, posing with Aussie songstress Kylie Minogue, walking the runway in Milan for Dolce & Gabbana, working for Jeremy Scott and Calvin Klein at New York Fashion Week and much more. However, his fame was mostly focused in the industry itself or among fashionistas and fan sites.
Now he’s dating Paris Hilton, placing him front and center for the mainstream U.S. audiences.
Fast forward to this past weekend– early this morning, to be specific–where Viiperi and Hilton were at XS nightclub inside the Encore hotel in Las Vegas. According to TMZ, Hilton started making out with another girl (not sure why) and the 21-year-old Viiperi got jealous, so he allegedly punched the other girl’s boyfriend.
“The victim told hotel security he wanted to press charges against River … and when cops arrived to the scene, Viiperi was arrested for misdemeanor battery,” the article states. “He was cited and released without ever going to the police station.”
The boyfriend evidently needed medical attention, which either means this male model knows how to throw blows or the boyfriend is seeing dollar signs and milking this incident for everything it’s worth. But we digress…
According to the report, Hilton was gone before the cops arrived, and she’s not been accused of any wrongdoing. The authorities say the situation is still under investigation. No word from the lesbian community about Hilton’s behavior.