Natalie Pack
Natalie in 2012
Natalie Ann Pack

(1989-03-30) March 30, 1989 (age 34)
Occupation(s)Former model, realtor
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
(m. 2018)
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss California USA 2012
AgencyFord Models, L.A. Models, Elite Model Management
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorHazel
Miss California USA 2012
Miss USA 2012

Natalie Ann Pack (born March 30, 1989)[1] is an American fashion model[2] and real estate agent who held the title of Miss California USA 2012.[3] She is also known for competing on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 12.[4]

Early life

Pack was born and raised in Palos Verdes, California. She currently lives in Newport Beach, California and attended the University of California, Irvine,[5] where she was on the Dean's List.[4] In 2012 Pack interned at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and hoped to go to medical school to become an OBGYN.[3]

In 2005, Pack appeared in an episode of The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan.[citation needed]


America's Next Top Model

At the age of 19, Pack was the second contestant (after Aminat Ayinde) to be selected to participate on the twelfth cycle of America's Next Top Model. Over her stay, she won three challenges (two individually and one with fellow contestant Fo Porter), received one second call-out and one third call-out. Pack also did not receive a makeover because host Tyra Banks believed she looked modelesque as she was. After Aminat Ayinde survived her second consecutive bottom two appearance, Pack was the eighth contestant eliminated from the competition and the first to be eliminated abroad in Sao Paulo, Brazil after a photo shoot where the contestants emulated the late Carmen Miranda. Judges Miss J. Alexander and Fernanda Motta believed that she looked "exhausted" and that "the sparkle was missing" in Pack's photo, despite Pack's insistence that Jay Manuel was complimentary of her photos.[6]

Following her elimination from America's Next Top Model, Pack signed to Ford Models in Los Angeles and is currently signed with NEXT Model Management in Miami.[2] She has modeled for Jockey International and BL!SSS magazine. She has also walked for Billabong and Dona Daneshi. In 2015, she was featured in ads for Guess.[citation needed]

Miss California USA

Pack participated in the Miss California USA pageant as "Miss Hoag Hospital",[7] where she was interning while attending University of California, Irvine. Despite never having participated in any previous beauty pageants, Pack won the title and was crowned by outgoing titleholder (and Miss Teen USA 2006) Katie Blair.[5] She competed in the Miss USA 2012 competition on June 3, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and failed to place, ending California's seven-year streak of consecutive placements in Miss USA, from 2005 through 2011.


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2015 This is Sinterklaas Mrs. Sinterklaas Short film
2018 This Is Our Christmas Laura Winslow Also as story editor
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009 America's Next Top Model Herself 13 episodes
2012 The 2012 Miss USA Pageant Herself / Miss California USA TV special

Real estate

In April 2018 she announced on Twitter and Instagram that she had passed her real estate exam.[8] and later joined her father's Real Estate business, operating as "The Pack Team".[9]

Personal life

In September 2017, Pack became engaged to boyfriend, actor Aaron O'Connell.[9] On July 21, 2018, Natalie and Aaron O'Connell were married in Italy.[10]


  1. ^ "New Miss California USA plans to attend medical school". Los Angeles Times. January 9, 2012. The Miss California USA winner for 2012 is a 22-year-old UC Irvine junior
  2. ^ a b "Natalie Pack – Fashion Model – Profile with photos, biography and more on FMD". Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Natalie Ann Pack, UC Irvine Student, Wins Miss California 2012 Title (VIDEO, PHOTOS)". Huffington Post. January 10, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  4. ^ a b "EXCLUSIVE: Miss California, Natalie Pack's Criminal Past, See Her Sexy Party Pics". RumorFix. January 12, 2012. Archived from the original on January 16, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Miss California USA 2012, Natalie Pack". Beauty Contest Update. January 17, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  6. ^ "Natalie the eighth contestant cut from 'America's Next Top Model'". Reality TV World. April 23, 2009. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved January 27, 2012.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Login • Instagram". Archived from the original on December 24, 2021. ((cite web)): Cite uses generic title (help)
  9. ^ a b "How Tyler Perry helped a young couple get engaged". The Buzz. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Cox Enterprises. September 25, 2017. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  10. ^ "[PHOTOS] the Haves and the Have Nots' Aaron O'Connell's Wedding!".
Awards and achievements Preceded byKatie Blair Miss California USA 2012 Succeeded byMabelynn Capeluj