Natalie graduated from Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario.
Natalie is 5' 11".
In November 2006, Natalie travelled through India as part of an AIDS awareness tour. She then took part in the activities leading up to World AIDS Day, December 1, 2006.
Natalie helps raise public awareness on topics such as HIV. In 2006, Natalie visited South Africa and visited children who have the disease.
Natalie was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2005.
After winning the Miss Canada 2005 crown she went on to compete in the Miss Universe pageant which she also won and became the second ever Miss Universe from Canada.
Natalie was born in Tuapse, Russia, Soviet Union and at the age of 12 she moved with her family to Toronto, Ontario, Canada and was crowned Miss Canada in 2005.