Natalie Pack was a contestant during Cycle 12 of ANTM.
This 19-year-old Palos Verdes, California native was a student during her appearance on America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 12. To most watchers of the show, she was the resident rich girl during this cycle.
Natalie, who started the competition with some minor modeling experience, told E! Online that she felt she’d been butchered by unfavorable editing. “I think they edited me to make me look like I was spoiled. I am completely opposite of the character they made me be on the show. They actually cut and pasted lines to make me sound like I was a spoiled brat because they were desperate to make me look that way.” She was even shown on camera commenting on the accommodations in Brazil, saying such statements like, “I wish we had a pool.”
Natalie isn’t the first reality show contestant to complain about how she was portrayed on the show, nor will she be the last. But she did have some interesting things to say about Tyra’s involvement in the show’s progression.
Before Natalie was eliminated, she pointed out that Tyra’s criticism of her photo was a far cry from the words of encouragement she’d been hearing on the set from the photo director, Jay Manuel. Tyra shot her down, and Natalie was eliminated soon thereafter. Natalie said of the incident, “It was very, very shady. I think the judges thought that I lied and that’s why I got sent home. I have a feeling Tyra and Jay don’t really click that well because they have totally different ideas. I have a feeling they didn’t even really communicate because to have completely opposite ideas that you want the girls to do is completely ridiculous and unfair.” She went on to say that she thinks Tyra plays favorites, a suspicion many ANTM watchers have had for years. “Tyra definitely has a soft spot for Aminat and Teyona. I think she just loves [their] personalities. I feel like they’re most relatable to Tyra, since Tyra was a black model struggling. I think she has a hidden emotional connection with the black girls, and I think that’s where a lot of favoritism comes from. I’m not accusing her of it, but that’s just my opinion.”
Natalie said this about the winning model: “I think Teyona will [win], but I hope Allison will. Teyona has the judges on her side; she has the ability to take a great picture. Though, when you see her in person, it’s like, how do you even tell that she’s a model? With Allison you know she’s a model. She’s beautiful, and she has something special. I really want Allison to win, but I think it’s going to be Teyona.”
Natalie performed well during the competition, with good and mediocre photos, but ended up becoming the 8th girl eliminated from the show due to her poor performance during the Carmen Miranda shoot. Natalie won one reward challenge during episode four.
Since the show, Natalie has modeled for Jockey and BL!SSS Magazine, July 2009. She walked in Billabong USA’s 3rd Annual Design for Humanity show and for Dona Daneshi, “I Am Mystic.”
Natalie Pack is currently signed with Ford Models in Los Angeles.