LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Natalie Pack (photos below) is the Miss California 2012 winner. Natalie Pack won the Miss California 2012 beauty pageant last night and will next head to the Miss USA competition. Natalie Pack entered last night’s competition as Miss Hoag Hospital 2012. She tells news that she is delighted with the win.
In Palm Desert last night, Miss California USA 2012 pageant officials confirmed the news before a packed house. While the beauty pageant did not air on television, it drew a sold out crowd in the McCallum Theatre.
Natalie Pack, 22, beat out Miss Malibu, Brie Gabrielle, for the title. She was also competing against two-hundred seventy-eight other contestants. Pack tells news she intends to go to medical school. But for now, her next stop is the Miss USA pageant 2012.
Alexa Jones, Miss Orange County 2012, won Miss California Teen 2012. She made news beating out more than one hundred contestants for the title.
Pack hopes to follow in the steps of Miss California 2011, Alyssa Campabella. She went on to win the Miss USA title last year. A year earlier, Rima Fakih Miss Michigan won the title.
After her win, Rima told news she wants to go to law school. “[I want to] show the world that there are Arabs who are beautiful, not only in looks but also on the inside. There are Arabs that are caring, that are good people, and who love the country they live in.”
She made news, becoming the first Miss Michigan to take the title since 1993. She was also the first Arab American to represent a state in the Miss USA pageant. She told pageant officials at the time “I want them to see that I am proud of who I am, but I also want them to see me for more than my background.
Rima also added “I want them to see that I have beauty, that I have the brains to do this job well, but also that I am real, from inside out. My body is real- never been changed. My hair is real, never been dyed. I am as real as it gets!”
A Facebook profile reveals that Natalie has modeled for Jockey and shapewear lines.