Paulina Gretzky, daughter of hockey great Wayne Gretzky, leaked her family's Christmas photo shoot via Twitter on Wednesday. The pictures have since been taken down, but it has placed Paulina back in hot water.
In a report from Toronto Star, the Gretzky family draws comparisons from the Kardashians after their 2011Christmas card was posted online. Paulina Gretzky uploaded the photo through her reopened Twitter account. The photo can be seen here.
In Paulina's original post on Twitter, she posted the family portrait with the following message: "You just picked a fight with the wrong family." The black and white portrait has the Gretzky family in various poses. Standing at the center was Wayne Gretzky wearing a flannel shirt, with wife Janet Jones leaning at the door. Stephanie Findlay for The Star writes, "Janet is smiling, the rest of the family is scowling, and 23-year-old Paulina is in a lacy, white mini-dress."
"Well, we weren't expecting this moment," the Christmas card designer Lisa Crowell said to The Star upon knowing the photo was posted online. “Nobody knew that Paulina was going to tweet it and here we are.” Crowell works at California photo service iChick and said the family didn't like the comparisons to the Kardashians since the Gretzky's don't act on television.
Los Angeles photographer Ryan Phillips took the photos of the Gretzky family and said to The Star that the leaked portrait was not the final version of the Christmas cards. He said the photo shoot took two hours, with the concept thought by Wayne's wife Janet. It was said that the family portrait was only intended for the Gretzky's close family, relatives and friends. The Los Angeles-based photographer has worked with the Gretzky family for four years and said that 'Paulina's party-girl persona' was distorted by the media and she's really a simple girl.
Paulina Gretzky attracted media attention after posting playful and provocative photos of herself and her social life, against the wishes of her father Wayne. The feud between Paulina and her father came to head during Thanksgiving where she tweeted that she 'had a sit-down with dad about social media'. According to reports, Wayne is said to be buying the Toronto Maple Leafs and Paulina's online actions could hamper the deal. In one occasion, the Hall of Fame hockey player said to friends that "Boys are easier to raise than girls."
The 23-year old Paulina is the eldest of the five children of Wayne Gretzky with actress Janet Jones. She has a career in modeling, singing and acting. She had small roles in the movies Fame (2009) and Guns, Girls and Gambling (2011). Her song "Collecting Dust" was featured on MTV's Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County soundtrack.