Uploaded on Sep 28, 2010
One of the most dramatic stuff-ups in the history of Australian live television.
Just before 9.30 tonight, Sarah Murdoch announced the winner of "Australia's Next Top Model".
Unfortunately, she read out the wrong name.
While Kelsey Martinovich was celebrating winning a car, a New York modelling contract, a $25,000 ad campaign, $20,000 cash and the cover of a national magazine, Sarah Murdoch's drop jopped, she brought her hand to her mouth, started tearing-up and was left speechless. The coin-drop moment for Sarah Murdoch is at the 2'32" mark.
Of course there's a happy ending for one southeast Queensland woman, Amanda Ware, who was then awarded (all together now) a car, a New York modelling contract, a $25,000 ad campaign, $20,000 cash and the cover of a national magazine!
But someone would have had their backside kicked after this. Watch carefully and you'll see the magazine cover change (projected onto the set) before Sarah Murdoch reveals the mistake.
What with the federal election and the AFL Grand Final, Australia just can't get clear results in anything this year!!
Foxtel announced late tonight that runner-up Kesley will now receive $25,000 and a trip to New York.
This video uploaded by 612 ABC Brisbane Breakfast presenter Spencer Howson for review purposes/fair reporting of news. No copyright infringement intended. Apologies for the incorrect aspect ratio.