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Wrong winner crowned on ‘Australia’s Next Top Model’

The live finale of this season's Australia's Next Top Model was a tad more dramatic than usual, with the wrong winner being crowned initially by host Sarah Murdoch.
September 28, 2010

The live finale of this season’s Australia’s Next Top Model was a tad more dramatic than usual, with the wrong winner being crowned initially by host Sarah Murdoch. After naming Kelsey Martinovich as the winner, the camera then cut to a clearly dismayed Murdoch, who said that the broadcast truck had fed her the wrong outcome of the public vote. The true victor: Amanda Ware. Broadcaster Foxtel has apologized for the error and awarded Martinovich AUS$25,000. As seen in the comments for this Sydney Morning Herald piece, however, some feel the gaffe was orchestrated.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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