Aussie's 'Top Model' host blurts out wrong name

SYDNEY

Host Sarah Murdoch on Tuesday night named 19-year-old Kelsey Martinovich the winner of season six of the Fox Television reality show.

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 Murdoch's apologies.

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.

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