Justin Bieber's accuser, former Las Vegan Mariah Yeater, had a "princess" complex in high school and required "major maintenance."
David Myrvold, who taught Yeater during her sophomore year at Western High School, said she "had an aura about her that she was going to be really something."
In a paternity lawsuit recently filed in San Diego Superior Court, Yeater, 20, alleges she got pregnant during a backstage hookup with Bieber at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Oct. 25, 2010.
She has a 3-month-old son.
Bieber, 17, has denied involvement and indicated he will take a paternity test this month.
Yeater was in Myrvold's life skills class and took driver's education from him for a semester before dropping out of school, he said.
Myrvold, 69, said Yeater had a narcissistic side and "definitely wanted attention."
She was "very disruptive" in class, often sitting on the floor and "had to have her way."
She was so self-assured, Myrvold said, "she would intimidate any 16- or 17-year-old boy."
He added, "she was very flirtatious and tried to wheel-and-deal me" to curry favor.
Yeater appeared to have an interest in pursuing an entertainment career, he said, often asking questions about his singing background.
Myrvold, a former opera singer who performed in Las Vegas shows, said he would not have been surprised "if she had auditioned for 'American Idol.' "
"She was kind of a princess."
THE SCENE AND HEARD
Coyote Ugly at New York-New York is celebrating its 10th anniversary today with an open bar from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a Rose Bowl tickets raffle. Saloon girls will be dancing on the bar, guaranteed. ...
The best line of the night at Wednesday's grand opening of steak emporium Fogo de Chao came from V.I.P. guest Shawn Olds. Asked why he flew in from Dubai for the opener: "Because they have bacon," Olds said. The Dallas-based Brazilian steakhouse chain is located in the former Cozymel space. CEO Larry Johnson and Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani were on hand for the opening.
MAY I RECOMMEND
Veterans Day salutes include today's 10 a.m.-1 p.m. parade at Fourth and Ogden streets and "A Salute to the Troops" Walk of Gratitude & Welcome Ceremony at The Mirage at 3 p.m. at the resort's Events Center Rotunda. Pat Boone sings the national anthem at the parade. "CSI: NY" star Gary Sinise hosts a benefit concert at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mandalay Bay Beach. The latter costs $20.
At the opening night of "Frankie Moreno Live" (Stratosphere) on Wednesday: Carrot Top, Gordie Brown, Greg London, chef Rick Moonen, Lorena Peril, Chris Phillips and Paul Shortino. ... Retired baseball slugger Sammy Sosa, partying with friends at Surrender nightclub (Encore) on Wednesday night. ... Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson, having lunch at Bar + Bistro in the Arts Factory on Thursday. ... Destin Pfaff and Rachel Federoff of Bravo's "Millionaire Matchmaker" at "Absinthe" (Caesars Palace) on Wednesday. They were in town for Frank Marino's viewing party Tuesday. ... "Pawn Stars" father and son Rick Harrison and Corey "Big Hoss" Harrison, having lunch at Hash House a Go Go on West Sahara Avenue on Thursday.
THE PUNCH LINE
"Facebook is hiring. Good luck finding workers who aren't going to screw around all day on Facebook." -- Conan O'Brien