Wrong winner announced on Australia's Next Top Model

The live final of 'Australia's Next Top Model' ended in disaster when the host of the show announced the wrong winner.

According to the Daily Telegraph, host Sarah Murdoch revealed that 19-year-old Kelsey Martinovich had won the show, in front of a live audience of 2,000 people at Sydney's Luna Park.

She then became aware of the fact that she had announced the wrong winner and had to apologise to Martinovich, while telling 18-year-old Amanda Ware that she had actually won the show.

Murdoch said: "Oh my God, I don't know what to say right now... I'm feeling a bit sick about this."

"I'm so sorry about this, oh my God. I don't know what to say. This is a complete accident, I'm so sorry. It's Amanda... it was read to me wrong."

"This is what happens when you have live TV folks, I'm so sorry, this is insane."

Martinovich said to Ware: "You won it's fine... it's ok, it's ok, it's an honest mistake, it's fine."

The prize for the winner of 'Australia's Next Top Model' was a shoot and cover for Harpers Bazaar, a modelling contract, a $25,000 campaign with Levis, a car, $20,000 cash and a trip to New York.

In an attempt to compensate Martinovich for the blunder, Fox said that the runner-up would receive $20,000 and a trip to New York.



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List of men you shouldn’t marry

Thinking about taking the marriage plunge? Then you won’t want to miss this guest. Father Pat Connor talks about his new book, “Whom Not To Marry.” Is love enough to sustain a relationship? Why do so many marriages fail? He answers those questions and more.

So you love your fiance, but is he the right person to marry? Well, Father Pat Connor, missionary, marital expert and the first priest ever to be quoted by Glamour magazine, sure knows the answer.

The Australian-born Catholic priest, now based in New Jersey, has condensed his wisdom from 40-odd years of counselling engaged couples into one manual of advice—Whom Not to Marry.

He has conducted premarital counselling and presided over more than 200 weddings.

He also lectures high school girls on the pitfalls of marrying the wrong guy.

And he likes to catch wo men young, because once they have fallen in love they will be less likely to absorb his sensible and often unromantic advice.

He believes there are no soulmates, only lovers to whom we commit.

Connor's central thesis is that you can be deeply in love with someone to whom you can't be successfully married.

He advises a year-long engagement to examine fully the values and character of your future spouse.

And Connor's 'whom not to marry' list is as follows:

1. Mummy's boys

2. Men who are bad with money

3. Men with no friends

4. Men who put you down in public

5. Men who are rude to waitering staff

6. Men unable to laugh at themselves

7. Men unwilling to share authority

8. Men who never make demands countering yours



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Fabric of the future

Fabrican is a spray-on fabric created by Manel Torres, the founder of Fabrican, Ltd. Fabrican's patented technology involves the creation of a liquid suspension which is then sprayed by use of either a spray gun or an aerosol can.

Developed through a collaboration between Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art, Fabrican technology has captured the imagination of designers, industry and the public around the world. The technology has been developed for use in household, industrial, personal and healthcare, decorative and fashion applications using aerosol cans or spray-guns, and will soon be found in products available everywhere.

The fabric is formed by the cross-linking of fibres, which adhere to one another, to create an instant non-woven fabric that can be easily sprayed on to any surface. Its properties can be tailored to meet the needs of each user.



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Unusual Twins

Twins who astounded doctors when one was born white and the other black start school today.

Marcia Biggs inherited her mother’s fair complexion, while Millie takes after father Michael, 43, who is of Jamaican origin.

The four-year-olds’ mother, Amanda, 42, who conceived through IVF, said: ‘I still get the same puzzled looks and questions. Even teachers at nursery refused to believe they were sisters.’

She also added: 'People just can't believe they're related, let alone sisters.'

The girls would get a warm welcome at ‘inclusive’ Osborne primary school in Birmingham, said headteacher Michelle Gay.

New arrivals: The twins astounded doctors when they were born

All grown up: Mother Amanda Biggs, twins Millie and Marcia and father Michael ahead of the girls' big day

Marcia (left) and Millie Biggs prepare for their first day of school



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By all Means... MARRY!

By all Means... MARRY! ...some words of wisdom...

I recently read that love is entirely a matter of chemistry.
That must be why my wife treats me like toxic waste.
David Bissonette

When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.
Sacha Guitry

After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can't face each other, but still they stay together.
Hemant Joshi

By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.

Woman inspires us to great things, and prevents us from achieving them.

The great question... which I have not been able to answer... is, "What does a woman want?
Sigmund Freud

I had some words with my wife, and she had some paragraphs with me.

"Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays."
Henny Youngman

"I don't worry about terrorism. I was married for two years."
Sam Kinison

"There's a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It's called marriage."
James Holt McGavran

"I've had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me, and the second one didn't."
Patrick Murray



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Female Attraction Secrets

For many women, the best place to find love and romance is in the workplace. Apart from knowing the men in the office, the workplace is also a more convenient venue to search for romance. But for some women, an ordinary office guy is not enough. Many think that if you have to hunt for love in your company, you might as well go for the big fish - your boss.

Let's face it, if you really want to be flirtatious you have to be beautiful, at least in your boss' eyes. So make sure that you come in the office wearing nice clothes and looking great. There's no point in catching your boss' attention if you are not even worth looking at.


UPDATE:13 Sept 2010

Low-cut outfits can lead to loss of jobs

WOMEN employees in Singapore risk losing their jobs for wearing low-cut outfits that show off their cleavage, Sin Chew Daily reported.

Many employers were of the opinion that outfits revealing cleavage were distracting at work.

The daily reported that women employees with low-cut attires may face communication problems as the person may not be paying attention to what she was saying.

Image consultants also felt that revealing too much of cleavage is not suitable for work.

The daily also reported that the breasts of Singaporean women were getting bigger.

Five years ago, the bra size of many women was 75B but it was now 75D.

Doctors in Singapore say nutritious food has caused Singapore women to grow taller and have bigger breasts.



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Hungarian Miss Spring refused to sell virginity

Virginity ... auctioned on internet

A young woman from Hungary, which is to auction off her virginity, refused to continue bidding after she was attacked by four men, says Austrian Times. According to the 18-year-old girl, who calls herself Miss Spring, the incident occurred near her home.

The Hungarian girl who offered to sell her virginity to the highest bidder in a live TV auction has pulled out after getting a savage beating from four men.

Bidding had risen to 26,000 pounds on the Hungarian Tabu TV station, but six hours before it was due to close she was attacked by four men at her home in northern Hungary.
She said: "They dragged me into an alley. They said they were going to rape me, they cut off my hair - but they ran off when somebody came by. They said they were going to take what they wanted for free. I was terrified. I have cancelled the auction - I don't know what to do now."

The girl who admitted she is now 18 but has so far not given her real name said she was also unhappy about the way the auction was being handled.
Miss Spring added: "I was hoping to save my family and our house using the money, but not at the price I'm paying emotionally. The world of the media, going public like this is not as easy to do as I had thought.

"During the auction process I did not have the possibility to monitor who made the bids and Tabu TV did not alow me to get in contact with the individuals.

"I wanted the person that won to know me - but all they have is a picture and I don't know them - they will be a stranger. I wanted a say in whom to accept bids from and whom not.
"I have had hate mail, the TV station has given out info I did not authorise, and now after the attack I am scared."

"We faced losing our home and being on the street. I want to be able to pay back those loans - that's why I came up with the idea for this auction.



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