Wrong winner named in 'Top Model' blunder

Wrong winner named in 'Top Model' blunder

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

Host Sarah Murdoch named 19-year-old Kelsey Martinovich the winner of season six 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 will get AUD$20,000 (€14,000) and a trip to New York – which are also part of the winner’s prize - as compensation for the blunder.

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