New revelations are surfacing in the wake of the release of six-months' worth of Bobby Petrino's business phone records.
Petrino exchanged almost 200 text and picture messages with a cell phone registered to Alison Melder, a senate assistant with the Republican Party of Arkansas.
The 200 texts are a far cry from the roughly 4,300 texts and 300 phone calls between the coach and his alleged mistress Jessica Dorrell.
Melder is 26 years old and graduated from Arkansas-Little Rock in 2006 with a degree in political science. She has worked with the Young Republicans, as well as the state Republican Party.
Melder has a profile on cityevents.tv which lists her as a model and a winner of the 2009 Miss Bikini USA and Miss Motorcycle Mania competitions.
The messages between Petrino and Melder began on Sept.12, which is the first date for which phone records are available, and continued through Nov. 6. Seven of the messages are picture messages. There were no phone calls exchanged between the two numbers.
The relationship between Petrino and Melder remains unclear.
However, Petrino is not listed as a member of the Republican Party on his voter registration and has not contributed to the Republican Party, which reduces the chances that their contact was professional in nature.
More information on Melder, as well as other women who may have been involved with Petrino, are expected to be released as Petrino's phone records continue to generate attention.
Here are pictures of Alison Melder:
Alison Melder is currently employeed by the Arkansas GOP but she has done some bikini/lingerie modeling. thedirty.com
Melder pictured at the Easter Seals’ Arkansan of the Year awards. inarkansas.com
Melder was named Miss Bikini USA for 2008. thedirty.com
Prior to her career as an assistant in the Arkansas State Senate the 26-year-old had a brief career as a model. thedirty.com
Melder was also named Miss Motorcycle Mania in 2008. thedirty.com