Australia’s Next Top Model Public Vote Is Controversial
Clearly the Australian Next Top Model producers were not concerned about the result of the Federal election as they have decided to put the decision in who will win this year’s title into the hands of the voting public.
Yes that is right the judges will have no say in picking the winner it will be all up to the public to decide between Kelsey, Amanda, and Sophie.
One person who apparently underwhelmed by this decision is the editor of Harper’s Bazaar who according to Sydney Confidential is “furious” that they are unable to choose their own cover girl.
The article said:
Edwina McCann agreed Harper’s would run the winner of the Foxtel series on the cover on the provision McCann was part of the judging panel – except it was announced on Tuesday that viewers would decide the winner. Behind the scenes sources say Mc Cann is “far from happy” because, having already shot the top three contestants to mock up three covers, she has a clear favourite.
“When the winner is announced they will literally press print on the issue,” our source said.
“She is unhappy there are three girls in the final. Edwina wanted Amanda and Kelsey in the final.”
McCann did not return Confidential’s calls yesterday.
In 2008, when Vogue was attached to ANTM, editor Kirstie Clements, pulled then-winner Demelza Reveley from the front page – famously declaring the pictures did not warrant a cover.
If this story is true it will be interesting to see if they sponsor the show next year.