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'Australia's Next Top Model' Names Wrong Winner on Live Air (VIDEO)

by Ryan McKee, posted Sep 28th 2010 12:42PM
Acting on a tip from down under, Gawker TV has brought us one of the most awkward moments of live television we've ever seen: the host of 'Australia's Next Top Model' naming the wrong winner on live air.

After a very close audience vote, host Sarah Murdoch (daughter-in-law of mogul Rupert Murdoch), crowned Kelsey Martinovich as 'Australia's Next Top Model.' Her family, fans and friends went nuts and Martinovich began to thank everyone who helped her.

That's when things got weird. Murdoch started holding her ear-bud and saying, "I'm so sorry, oh my god, I don't know what to say." The crowd sat in long stunned silence, not knowing what she was talking about.

A defeated Murdoch then stammered the real winner's name: Amanda Ware. Awkward! You have to see it to believe it. But beware, it's so cringe-worthy it'll have your stomach doing back flips.


For winning, Ware receives an eight-page spread in Harpers Bazaar, a modeling contract with an agency, a $25,000 Levi's campaign, a $20,000 cash prize, a Ford Fiesta Zetec and a trip to New York. For handling the blunder and disappointment so well, the network Foxtel is giving Martinovich a $25,000 prize, which we imagine will ease her epic humiliation just fine.

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elentari

Oh hey Kanye, I'mma let you finish, but Sarah Murdoch humiliated Kelsey more than you did to Taylor Swift... at least Taylor got to keep her award.

September 30 2010 at 1:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John

They would have been better off just to leave it be.

September 29 2010 at 9:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BARGAINBAYUSA

WELL WHAT A SCREW UP I BET SHE'S HIDING SOMETHING * SHE SHOULD BE MADE TO STRIP NAKED ON T.V TO PROVE SHE HAS NOTHING TO HIDE ****************************
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September 29 2010 at 8:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Leslie Grimes

Kelsey Martinovich is a class act all the way. What grace and dignity she displayed when the mistake was realized and correct. I was also touched by the compassion she showed the host of the show...true grace. I am from America so obvious I didn't watch this show, but how Kelsey Martinovich handled the situation shows she is a true winner as a person. Her family should be very proud of the beautiful woman they raised because she is beautiful inside and as well as out.

September 29 2010 at 7:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Donna

Let them win equally...

September 29 2010 at 7:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Cindy

Any way you slice it, both contestants were incredibly gracious.

September 29 2010 at 7:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
oaclose

There is no excuse for this kind of error.

September 29 2010 at 7:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Annettey21

No coool that was sooo wrong..She should sue them for emotional distress...SO NOt cool i will no longer watch this show as well as other I assume...

September 29 2010 at 7:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Hattie Crabtree

Ponytails must be the rage there now.They all look cute.

September 29 2010 at 7:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lisa

That seemed so fake.

September 29 2010 at 6:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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