Australia's Next Top Model.. Congratulations, you did it. You successfully turned what was a classy group of potentially 5 top models into a circus. In my humble opinion, the show made three horrible mistakes, one of which im sure you can all guess.
To being with, I was left disappointed with the result from last weeks show. The decision to host a LIVE final three in which the public would be voting on a winner made me cringe. My exact thoughts were how can the experts in the modeling world take a girl from ANTM seriously if the general public, whom appeal to the 'catalogue' look, are the ones deciding?
Then came the next mistake: the production of the finale. You may disagree with me, but i fell in love with this show because it made what were amateurs girls, into potential international high-fashion models. The finale did the opposite, and brought it all back down to amateur stage. The point of the show was to see these girls do what they do best, model. But how can they look like models when they are on what looks like the Australian Idol stage, with an audience full of people cheering and screaming? Could you imagine a Chanel or Paris runway show staging a production like that? To me, the way it was done was tacky and unprofessional. The exact opposite of how the judges seemed to want the girls portrayed in the real modeling world.
Finally, there was the gigantic mistake. Congratulations kelsey, no wait.. Amanda. Although the public got it right in having Amanda and Kelsey in the top two, the final decision should of always been left to the judges, period.
I will continue watching the show, it is my guilty pleasure, I just pray next year they get it right. There is no need for a finale like that, and there is certainly no need for a final three in which the public get a vote. The winner was the right winner in the end. Amanda certainly has the potential, however, Kelsey would of been a diligent winner; she has it all, minus the inches. It will be interesting to see where they go from here. In prediction: Amanda New York, Kelsey the face of brands in catalogues, and Sophie... well she may have a bobble head created after her when she gets her hair extensions put back in.