January 10th, 2012


ANTM Castoff Beats First Out Lesbian Contestants To Win Miss California U.S.A. 2012

Natalie Pack, a 22-year-old woman who plans to attend medical school, was crowned Miss California USA 2012 Sunday night in a pageant at McCallum Theatre.

Moments after the diamond-studded tiara was placed upon her head, Pack was surrounded by admirers and photographers, and was asked how she felt.

“Surreal,'' Pack said, as she flashed a radiant smile.

For Pack, a 6-foot-tall candidate who likes bicycling, motorcycling and oil painting, and competed as Miss Hoag Hospital, the crowning capped a weekend long journey with more than 400 other contestants for Miss California USA titles.

The runner-up in the event that played to a full house was Miss Malibu, Brie Gabrielle.

Brian Worley, who was one of the judges, a co-owner of YourBASH!, said 278 young women competed for this title. The others in the group of 400 participated in Miss California USA and Miss California Teen USA 2012 crowns.

“I think the judges did an amazing job narrowing the final candidates down,” Worley said. “Our finalists are very impressive.”

Miss LA Native Frankie Vegas described the new Miss California USA 2012 as a great person. “She's whole-hearted, honest — real,” Vegas said. “She's got the qualities to represent California well.”

Jenelle Hutcherson (left) and Mollie Thomas (right)
Two contestants in the Miss California USA competition over the weekend may not have taken home the crown or topped the ranks but they left with a significant place in the competition's history.

Jenelle Hutcherson, 26, of Long Beach, and Mollie Thomas, 19, of West Hollywood, were the first openly gay contestants in the 60 years of the state pageant, whose winner will go on to compete in Miss USA, the national pageant.

Natalie appeared in ANTM Cycle 12 alongside ONTD and 4chan favorite Allison "Creepy Chan" Harvard.  She finished in sixth place and rumors persist about an unaired screaming match between Natalie and host Tyra Banks that occurred during her elimination judging.  WHO'S LAUGHING NOW, TYRANT?  And yes, we all know that haggard old beast hates pageant girls but whatevs, I still want to see that fight.

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