Australia’s Next Top Muck-up : Wrong Winner Announced

It is a blunder that will go down in television history; the accidental crowning of the wrong contestant on Australia’s Next Top Model.

Last night during a live telecast, host Sarah Murdoch announced Kelsey Martinovoch as winner of Cycle 6 of Australia’s Next Top Model. As Martinovoch and ‘runner-up’ Amanda Ware stood on stage gushing and giving their thank-you’s a visibly upset and very apologetic Murdoch dropped the bomb – “I’m so sorry….it’s Amanda”

Today Foxtel Australia has been fending off media reports that it was all an elaborate hoax to boost the finale ratings and two of the ANTM judges took to their Twitter accounts to defend the mistake. So what really happened? Did Murdoch hear the wrong name announced or was she given the wrong name? Who is to blame?

Either way, kudos to Martinovich who gracefully took the news and seemed to be more concerned with how Sarah Murdoch was taking the news.

Check out the video below and make up your own mind.

Words: Melody Wehipeihana
Image: ANTM Website


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