Oof, talk about wanting a do-over. Australia’s Next Top Model Cycle 6 held a live finale Tuesday night, where host Sarah Murdoch unveiled the winner to both the audience and show’s viewers on live television. Unfortunately, for the winner, the loser, and Murdoch, she accidentally announced the wrong one — and took a few minutes to realize it.
Against the backdrop of a giant cover of Australian Bazaar, Murdoch announced Kelsey as the winner. Kelsey had just enough time to run through her thank yous before Murdoch gave her earpiece a listen, and realized she’d announced the wrong winner. Thankfully for all involved, Kelsey handled it wonderfully, Amanda, the actual winner, was appropriately humble about it, and Murdoch seemed genuinely apologetic and totally mortified.
What we can’t figure out is whether or not Kelsey was the one on that giant cover. It seems like someone would have (and should have!) noticed that the winner on stage didn’t match the winner on the magazine.