Here are the three covers that were revealed last night at Australia’s Next Top Model Finale featuring the final three girls, Amanda Ware, Kelsey Martinovich and Sophie Van Den Akker.Â Photographed by Simon Lekias and styled by Christine Centenera.
Edwina McCann, Editor of Harper’s Bazaar was on the Today Show this morning lamenting the dilemma they are now in after the announcement of the wrong girl.Â The magazine was sending the magazine to print last night.Â This is what she had to say:
McCann said: “It is a monumental screw up… We had a cover ready to go to print last night, we’ve had to swap our printing presses so another magazine prints before us, complicated issues; we were abused all night… I think essentially what happened is the network [Foxtel] did want Amanda to win; they were keen for Amanda to win. They kept the voting lines open for a long time, I think, in the hope that she would get over the line. I’m told it came down to three votes… And they’re audited. So they called it for Kelsey….
“We had a cover girl. I would have left it as it was… We’ve decided we’re going to split the cover because immediately we were pretty much abused online for perhaps not printing the Kelsey cover… From a sales perspective, as a fashion person, Amanda is taller and she can do runway but Kelsey is the better cover girl… I’ve got to explain it to production people, to the printers, to my managing editor and to my readers… what am I going to do with the inside of the magazine? It’s meant to be an eight-page story. I can’t print that twice!” (Girl With A Satchel)
But as for Amanda’s Miu Miu dress on the cover, this dress will now have made it onto SIX COVERS around the globe this season, that has to be worthy of a Guinness World Record surely?
As I said previously in my Red Carpet Arrivals post, it is such a shame that this nightmare mistake occurred and will take away the focus and joy of Amanda being the winner.
I will be posting very shortly my thoughts but which cover do you like best?
You can also have your say over at the Harper’s Bazaar Forum.
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