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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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