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LOS ANGELES -- One surprising "Twilight" fan crashed the black carpet at Monday night's packed premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part I," and she proclaimed herself on Team Edward.
NASCAR race car driver Danica Patrick chucked her usual helmet and padded suit for a superglam look. She wore her long, brown wavy hair down, and donned a black strapless dress and curvy gold statement necklace.
"I'm going to fly home tonight, but I couldn't miss this!" said Patrick, grinning on the black carpet.
Gushing about "Twilight" star Rob Pattinson, aka vampire heartthrob Edward Cullen, Patrick said she was on Team Edward, not Team Jacob — the fan base behind Taylor Lautner's werewolf stud Jacob Black.
"My [Team Edward] tanktop is underneath this," joked Patrick, gesturing to her dress.
Patrick also said she loved reading the "Twilight" books and was looking forward to the highly anticipated wedding scene between Edward and his love Bella.
Other surprising celebs who showed up on the carpet included Willow Smith, with a short, slicked-back hairdo; Heather Locklear and her daughter Ava; Jennifer Love Hewitt; Weird Al Yankovic; and none other than boisterous Lakers basketball player Ron Artest, who also came to last year's "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" premiere.
"It's his usual thing," said sports fan Lautner, laughing, about Artest, who officially changed his name to "Metta World Peace" in September.