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Australia''s Next Top Model star Cassi Van Den Dungen told she needs anger management
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Published on 22 Apr. 2009 11:15 PM IST
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One of the finalists in the reality TV show Australia's Next Top Model has been ordered to have anger management counselling. Model Cassi Van Den Dungen's temper was exposed in episode one when the 16-year-old yelled "F..." during a public fashion parade. She then punched a wall and threatened to "rip" off another contestant's head. Van Den Dungen's most shocking outburst was showcased in episode three when fellow contestant Lola Van Vorst, 20, deviously stole her competitor's line during a shoot for a TV advertisement. The incident left a fuming Van Den Dungen so angry she punched a nearby wall and said: "She's lucky this isn't her." Fellow contestant Mikarla Hussey, 18, said before the show's premiere on Foxtel next Tuesday: "Everyone knows Cassi is like a firecracker. It is just like a bomb." The wayward teenager, who has been expelled from one private school in Victoria and quit Sunbury College after skipping lessons there last year, said she was sorry the incident happened but believed counselling was unnecessary. Cheeky Munky Buns "I wanted to throw Lola off the carpark, I was so angry," said Van Den Dungen, who admitted to being involved in several playground punch-ups in the past. Sarah Murdoch, who has taken the hosting reins for the fifth season, said the only option was counselling. The new host said a more hands-on approach was adopted with the wannabe catwalk princesses this year after controversy over last year's winner Demelza Reveley bullying Alamela Rowan. "Cassi's way to cope with the pressure was to lash out and you couldn't just leave this girl like that," Murdoch, 36, said. "She needed to learn general life skills. "Cassi is one of those girls who could easily get swept up in the wrong situation and crowds. She had to learn this is the real world - they aren't at school any more."

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