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

September 29, 2010 12:07:50 PM PDT
The winner of "Australia's Next Top Model" gave a heartfelt acceptance speech in a live finale -- before the host realized she had announced the wrong name.

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.