Posted: Sep 28, 2010 8:58 PM by Alison Haynes
Updated: Sep 29, 2010 9:40 AM
SYDNEY (AP) - The winner of "Australia's Next Top Model" gave
a heartfelt acceptance speech in a live finale - before the host
realized she had announced the wrong name.
Host Sarah Murdoch on Tuesday night named 19-year-old Kelsey
Martinovich the winner of season six of the Fox Television reality
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
The network said Wednesday that Martinovich will get 20,000
Australian dollars and a trip to New York - which are also part of
the winner's prize - as compensation for the blunder.