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Kentucky man charged in Capitol riot was in a 2019 'sexy farmer' contest 


A Kentucky man arrested by the FBI on Monday and charged for his role in the pro-Trump riot on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 once won fourth place in a ‘sexy farmer’ contest.

Jordan T. Revlett, 23, of Island, was arrested in Owensboro on charges of unlawful entry on restricted grounds and violent entry or disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

He was caught by FBI agents after sharing video and pictures to his Snapchat account from the carnage and being seen on surveillance footage entering the Capitol via a west terrace door.

The FBI received screenshots and a 42-second video from a tipster on January 7 that showed Revlett’s posts from the chaos inside the riot, which resulted in the deaths of five people including a Capitol police officer. 

Jordan T. Revlett, 23, was arrested in Owensboro on charges of unlawful entry on restricted grounds and violent entry or disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. He is pictured above in a 'sexy farmer' contest from 2019 in which he won fourth place

Jordan T. Revlett, 23, was arrested in Owensboro on charges of unlawful entry on restricted grounds and violent entry or disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. He is pictured above in a ‘sexy farmer’ contest from 2019 in which he won fourth place

Revlett was caught by FBI agents after posting from the Capitol on his Sanpchat account

His videos showed him inside the buiding

Revlett was caught by FBI agents after posting from the Capitol on his Sanpchat account

Yet before this, Revlett’s main claim to fame was placing fourth in a WBKR’s ‘She Thinks Her Farmer’s Sexy’ contest in July 2019.

He received close to 8,000 of the 64,000 listener votes cast to choose the best-looking local farmer.

It is not clear who nominated Revlett or if he put his own name forward.

In his competition photo, he is pictured wearing a sleeveless plaid button-up with a white cowboy hat, paired with denim jeans and boots as he sits in front of John Deere farm equipment

‘I’d like to thank everyone that voted for me, almost 8,000 votes,’ he wrote in a tweet after his fourth-place win was announced and he won tickets to see country artist Justin Moore in Louisville.

‘This started as a contest, but it turned into much more than that for me. It turned into my friends and family making sure that I got what I wanted, and I really couldn’t appreciate any more than I do.’

He lost out to three other Kentucky farmers who had all been nominated by their wives.

Revlett was the sixth person from Kentucky to be charged for taking part in the Capitol riot.

He pleaded not guilty in federal court in Owensboro on Monday afternoon.

Revlett thanked those who voted for him in the sexy farmer contest in July 2019

Revlett thanked those who voted for him in the sexy farmer contest in July 2019

Revlett encouraged people to follow him on Snapchat where he posted from the riot

Revlett encouraged people to follow him on Snapchat where he posted from the riot

He has continued to support the actions of the rioters on social media

He has continued to support the actions of the rioters on social media

According to the criminal complaint, the FBI was provided with a video from Revlett’s account that showed the chaotic scenes as the crowds barged through a door on the Upper West Terrace.

It was taken from the perspective of someone also entering the building, according to the Louisville Courier Journal.

‘We’re in the (expletive) White House!’ a man shouts in the video as they break inside.

The video then switches to a shot of rioters clashing with police officers inside the building and chanting, ‘Let us through’.

The next part of the video shows a selfie of Revlett with the caption: ‘Just so you guys know a capitol police officer opened the door from inside to let us in.’

Another picture shows a line of ten police officers guarding a hallway next to a statue of Abraham Lincoln.

‘FYI there was no gunshots,’ it was captioned.

Revlett pleaded not guilty when he appeared in court on Monday afternoon

Revlett pleaded not guilty when he appeared in court on Monday afternoon

The 23-year-old remains in custody and will now be tried in a D.C. Circuit Court

The 23-year-old remains in custody and will now be tried in a D.C. Circuit Court

All of the videos and pictures show Revlett’s Snapchat account username.

On his Twitter account, Revlett had also encouraged people to follow him on Snapchat to see what was happening at the Capitol.

Revlett lost the 'sexy farmer' contest to Brent Wright (pictured above) who was nominated by his wife

Revlett lost the ‘sexy farmer’ contest to Brent Wright (pictured above) who was nominated by his wife

He has since posted more about his support of the rioters’ actions as well as his continued support for President Trump.

Revlett was first interviewed by FBI agents on January 15 during which he was shown the Snapchat video.

He admitted that it was his and that he and his parents had gone to the Capitol after President Trump’s speech at the Stop the Steal rally.

The 23-year-old also claimed that he did not take part in any violence or break anything but remained in the Capitol building and walked around inside for several minutes.

He told FBI agents he did not see any signs telling him he was not supposed to be in the building and a police officer standing by the door he went through did not try to stop him.

Revlett remains in custody and will now be tried in a D.C. Circuit Court.

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