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Local 'Top Model' Wannabe Not Helping Palos Verdes' Rep

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Local college student and onetime 'Top Model' hopeful Natalie Pack kept her foot out of her mouth long enough to take this promo shot.
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Palos Verdes' Natalie Pack suffers from an acute case of foot-in-mouth syndrome, as evidenced by her airtime on this season of America's Next Top Model. The 20-year-old contestant let fly with some gems that had locals--and anyone who doesn't have a stomach for snobbish observations--wincing. "'I'm sorry I live in a nice community and you don't,' Pack told a girl who called her a snob for not washing post-Thanksgiving dishes," references the Daily Breeze, pointing to another PV Peninsula shout-out: "I'm from Palos Verdes. It's a really wealthy community. ... I feel like these [other contestants] are just whack." Pack, home since she got the boot from ANTM in the episode that aired last Wednesday, is the daughter of "a prominent Peninsula real estate broker, [who] has been ribbed at his gym over his daughter's television brattiness." And, after asking for a picture, "strangers on the street have commented on her television persona."

The Los Angeles Harbor College student believes, however, that she was simply typecast to fit the role of the snobby beautiful girl, and swears "she was the victim of bad editing," at the hands of producers who "edited together" most of what she said for effect. Pack says she regrets some of her remarks, and hopes to grow from the experience, however she still seems to be freely voicing her thoughts, this time on ANTM: "Aside from her post-production complaints, Pack said little of her time on the show was spent actually modeling," and that "the show's host, supermodel Tyra Banks, had an erratic personality. Later this week, in an interview with E! Online, Pack confessed suspicions that Banks favored black contestants."

The model's hopes for the future are amusing, considering her ANTM experience and the recent media interest in her: "Pack plans to continue her education, hoping to study communications at UCLA." To borrow from another poser: "You better work!"