Australia’s Next Top Model ends with a classic TV blunder

2010-09-29 08:36

Sydney, Australia – The winner of Australia’s Next Top Model gave a heartfelt acceptance speech in a live finale before the host realised she had announced the wrong name.

Host Sarah Murdoch last night named 19-year-old Kelsey Martinovich the winner of Season 6 of the Fox Television reality show.

Minutes later, her hand over her face, Murdoch made an awkward apology.

The actual winner, as voted by television viewers, was 18-year-old Amanda Ware.

Murdoch said the wrong name was fed to her earpiece.

Martinovich was a good sport, hugging Ware and dismissing Murdoch’s apologies.

The network said today that Martinovich would get A$20 000 (R134 614) and a trip to New York – which are also part of the winner’s prize – as compensation for the blunder.

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