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Australia’s Next Top Model – Was The Public Vote Worthless?

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A reader, Fontana,  had taken this snap shot of the Harpers Bazaar website and sent it to me, and it shows that Amanda Ware’s front cover was put up on the site yesterday at 4.51pm.

Now wasn’t voting continuing well into the live show last night which started at 7.30pm? If this is true the voting was not as close as they were saying.

Also Fontana said

Didn’t anyone notice during the original announcement of the winner (see early part of video footage) that on the large screen behind the stage, there was a large Harpers Bazaar magazine front cover featuring AMANDA.

If you missed the finale and want to see what happened go to this previous blog post here.

UPDATE: Considering I am the only one running this – I suspect the picture is bollocks.

UPDATE: As @theblock_fans pointed out to me this picture was found of the Vogue Forums…. who used to sponsor the show.

4 comments

1 GeelongDeano { 09.29.10 at 7:38 am }

I thought Harpers had a cover of Sophie, Kelsey and Amanda ready to go? I think the voting was genuine, just a balls up.

2 Ben { 09.29.10 at 9:16 am }

I presume both articles for Kelsey, Amanda and Sophie were written at 4pm, saved as drafts and posted depending on who won.

3 Muru { 09.29.10 at 3:15 pm }

Fontana is wrong. Immediately after Kelsey was announced as winner, her cover WAS up on the big screen. The YouTube video going around doesn’t show this because the crew took her shot down right before her victory speech, which is probably when they realised the mistake, and replaced it with Amanda’s 30 seconds into her speech. Watch it on FOX8 +2 at 3:45pm if you don’t believe me.

As for the Harper’s Bazaar article, that is pretty strange.

4 Angel86 { 09.29.10 at 4:39 pm }

Yeah, I just watched my recording of it and Kelsey’s picture was up first, but then while she was doing her thank you speech, Amanda’s cover was put up on the wall. It was at the same moment that Sarah started to freak out and obviously got the message that it was actually Amanda.