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Australia’s Next Top Model – Montana Takes The Crown

It was no surprise that Montana won  Australia’s Next Top Model tonight as she has been the one the judges have been gushing over for most of the series.

What was surprising was that Liz was runner-up. I had thought controversial contestant Simone may have given Montana a run for her money as the outcome was based solely on the public vote.

Also surprisingly Maddie was voted fan favourite. I had thought Izzy or Simone might have taken that out as well.

Thankfully they had cut the final back from 90 minutes to 60 minutes as there was still a lot of filler in it and it was never going to match last year’s for excitement where Sarah Murdoch announced the wrong winner.

This time she made sure she had a piece of paper in her hand.


1 Cheryl { 10.26.11 at 12:05 am }

I have a theory about the public vote – the editors showed us Liz’s insecurities and Simone’s bitchiness so the non-descript personality shown of Montana made her a person the viewer could kind of project themselves onto. And that’s why Liz came second, people would prefer to think of themselves as insecure rather than bitchy. The people voting either want to see themselves in that role or want to date the person in that role – Montana got the most positive comments from the judges and guests while Liz was second most positive. Maddie seemed to be the one having the most fun with the experience.

2 Eliza { 10.26.11 at 12:36 am }

Same formula as last year:

Montana = Amanda. This year, Montana was the one that the judges raved about the most in recent weeks – same as Amanda last year who also worked her way up the ranks to be the judges’ favourite. Natural, girl next door type look.

Liz = Kelsey in terms of being in the favourite’s shadow. Sometimes stealing the limelight. Both had strong features.

Simone = Sophie. Token blonde, strong personality but often judged to be weaker than the other two and the obvious third place winner.

The finale was no surprise. I was hoping for a Liz win – for the shock – but knew that it was Montana’s comp weeks ago. Can’t say she doesn’t deserve it though, she should have a good career. She reminds me of Miranda Kerr. On the other hand, Simone constantly reminded me of Lara Bingle..

3 ange { 10.26.11 at 8:52 am }

I was just glad Sara had the mental capacity to announce the correct winner. After all, it is very difficult to repeat a name. Anyway, I think it was obvious Montana would probably be the winner and she was amazing – although I thought Liz was too.

4 sue { 10.26.11 at 5:03 pm }

I hated the striped dress Liz wore- did her no favours, and I think she is stunning. I think it was fair for either Montana or Liz to win. Hope they both do well.

5 Izobel2 { 10.26.11 at 5:22 pm }

I thought the episode was boring, not that I’ve seen the whole series. My favourite part was when Charlotte said to Alex when up on the balcony that she felt like one of the muppets. To which Alex said something about being Grover. And Charlotte saying, ah – no, not like Grover… Like wrong show silly. Clearly I’ve been watching too many kids shows due to my little kids! I’m watching Britains Next Top Model on 11 and Elle has been great I reckon.