Australia’s Next Top Model Oopsie-daisy!


I was watching Australia’s Next Top Model live on Tuesday night. I voted 3 times for Amanda and I really wanted Amanda and Sophie as the top 2 finalists. When Sarah Murdoch called Kelsey’s name first, I was shocked! I was also concerned that Amanda wouldn’t be picked next.

Thankfully, she was and we were left with two nervous finalists on stage. There could only be one winner – too bad they called out the wrong name!


The host, Sarah Murdoch announced the winner as Kelsey Martinovich. Kelsey went on to make an emotional speech of appreciation and gratitude for the show. The runner-up Amanda Ware smiled, clapped, congratulated the winner and thanked the show for the opportunity.

This was until a flash of horror crossed Sarah Murdoch’s face and she gave a tiny gasp. Poor Sarah looked as though she might faint. The audience of 2000 fell silent as Sarah said, “Oh my God, I don’t know what to say right now.” “I’m feeling a bit sick about this. No, I’m so sorry about this. Oh my God. I don’t know what to say. It’s a complete accident. I’m so sorry, it’s Amanda.”

Kelsey immediately responds with, “It’s an honest mistake.” She doesn’t cry or go for the sympathy vote. I really do have to give her a good pat on the back for the way she handled the situation.
Amanda looked slightly embarrassed, however broke the tension by giving a small whoop and smiling. The audience started laughing and a small applause was given to the well-deserved winner.

Sarah explained that the voting was so close and that it kept going back and forth between the two girls. Apparently Amanda won by only 3 votes. I like to think that my 3 votes got her over the line!

I didn’t love Kelsey during the show, I actually thought she was a bit of a bi-atch at times. However both these girls were innocent and had nothing to do with this little oopsie-daisy. They both handled the situation with grace, dignity and professionalism.

As the winner, Amanda was signed to modeling agency Priscilla’s and will fly to New York to meet with the Elite agency. She also won a $25,000 contract to appear in a Levi’s campaign and landed the cover and an eight-page spread for Harper’s Bazaar Australia.

Due to the mix up, Kelsey was given $25,000 cash prize and a trip to New York as compensation. She has now also been given her own Harper’s Bazaar cover which will be featured in the same edition as Amanda’s. The magazine decided that it would have two different covers printed for their next issue featuring Amanda on one and Kelsey on the other. The magazine will be split evenly between the two covers.

This actually annoys me a bit. Amanda still won Australia’s Next Top Model but she has to share her major prize. A magazine cover is a big deal and I don’t think I would be quite as gracious if I had to share it. It seems that Foxtel and Harper’s have made sure Kelsey is looked after, but have they really done the same for Amanda?
Amanda missed out on the huge round of applause she deserved as the winner. She missed out on her win being all about her. She has basically been put on the back-burner while everyone is still going on about the mix up. Ok, we were shocked – but let’s move on. Who cares if Kelsey didn’t win – they have certainly made up for it.
 Go Amanda, you got my vote… or 3!

Secret Indulgence – Top Model


Well, it’s not so secret anymore. Australia’s Next Top Model has just begun on Foxtel and I have not missed one fabulous episode.

The series follows a group of girls as they try to prove that they have what it takes to become a top model.
Auditions were held around the country earlier this year where 16 wannabe models were chosen to star in the sixth series of Australia’s Next Top Model.
The girls are transformed week-to-week from young girls into potential working models. They are thrown into various challenges, catwalk and fashion and beauty photo shoots.
Supermodel Sarah Murdoch is the host of Cycle 6 and also leads the panel of judges which include fashion designer Alex Perry, fashion identity Charlotte Dawson and fashion photographer Jez Smith.
Each week, the judges deliberate and assess the performance and potential of each model finally narrowing them down until only 1 model remains and becomes Australia’s Next Top Model.
The winner will take home a prize package including:
Representation by Australia’s premiere modelling agency Priscilla’s.
$25,000 contract to appear in a campaign and to be the face of iconic jeans brand Levi’s.
A trip to New York to meet with one of the world’s top agencies, ELITE New York.
 A stunning Ford Fiesta Zetec.
 $20,000 cash thanks to Platinum from U by Kotex
 A cover and eight-page spread for the fashion bible, Harper’s Bazaar Australia.

I love Next Top Model – America’s, Australia’s and even New Zealand’s. I love them all and watch them all. As I am reading this back, my voice has changed into Tyra Banks. If you have watched Tyra on America’s Next Top Model you will understand how I am talking. Think fierce. WHO, will be America’s (Australia’s) Next Top Model? Hola!!!

I always pick my favourites early (Amanda & Kathryn) and I always pick the ones I loathe and can’t stand even earlier (Kimberly & Kelsey). Let’s face it, the model world is cut-throat, vicious, bitchy and full of back-stabbing, so why fight it? If we all liked each other it would be a very boring world.

I love the bitchiness of reality TV. Love it. The drama, the tears and the tantrums. I watch some of these ‘models’ and think – I could totally do that way better! In reality, I probably couldn’t (well ok, no I couldn’t) – but on reality TV, I so could! If you’re on a reality TV show you just have to go for it. Nobody likes the whingy whiny kids, we like the kids that get out there and give it a good go – unless they’re arrogant and cocky about it. This will take them straight to my ‘can’t stand them’ list.

You can even use reality TV in well, reality. You can use it in everyday life. If you find that your acting a little shy, childish, spoilt or frustrated, take a second to think about it. If you were on a reality show, what would you think of yourself and the way that you are acting.

Life’s too short for all the drama in real life. Save it for your reality show!

And the winner is….

Congratulations to R on her winning entry for the Sex and the City Tour in NYC.
R has scored herself 2 tickets and will be visiting NYC soon.

I think there is a little bit of Carrie, Miranda, Samantha & Charlotte in all of us. That’s why we can relate to the Sex and the City girls so well and love the show so much. I can’t tell you how many times I have watched my box set of DVD’s.

Enjoy!!

Love Kirst xo

Last Chance to win tickets for the Sex and the City Tour in NYC!

Last chance to enter for your chance to win 2 of these fabulous tickets for the Sex and the City Tour in NYC!
Competition closes today and I will announce the winner next week!


To enter:
– Tell me which Sex and the City character you are most like and why.
– You must be a subscriber of Kirsten’s Style Report.
– You can email your entry to itsmekirsten@hotmail.com or leave a comment below. Please include your name, age and the email address you have subscribed from.
– You can also tweet about this contest. Please include @kirstenpetersn in your tweet and a link to this post. Leave me a comment to let me know you have tweeted.
This contest will close on the 30th April, 2010. The lucky winner will be announced afterwards!

To find out more about these tours, visit On Location Tours at www.screentours.com/tour.php/satc. (They also have tours for The Sopranos, Gossip Girl, and other New York TV shows and movies!)

Good Luck!

Love Kirst xx

Reminder: Sex and the City Tour Giveaway

Only just over a week left until this competition closes.
Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win 2 tickets for the Sex and the City tour in NYC!!

To enter:
– Tell me which Sex and the City character you are most like and why.
– You must be a subscriber of Kirsten’s Style Report.
– You can email your entry to itsmekirsten@hotmail.com or leave a comment below. Please include your name, age and the email address you have subscribed from.
– You can also tweet about this contest. Please include @kirstenpetersn in your tweet and a link to this post. Leave me a comment to let me know you have tweeted.
This contest will close on the 30th April, 2010. The lucky winner will be announced afterwards!

To find out more about these tours, visit On Location Tours at www.screentours.com/tour.php/satc. (They also have tours for The Sopranos, Gossip Girl, and other New York TV shows and movies!)

Good Luck!

Love Kirst xx

GIVEAWAY: Tickets for the Sex and the City Tour in NYC!

Listen up dolls! I’m sure everyone has heard about the infamous Sex and the City tours in New York City. Well… I actually have 2 tickets to giveaway from On Location Tours for the daily Sex & the City Tour in NYC! ($84 value). The gift certificate never expires, so one lucky winner will be able to use them whenever they find themselves in NYC.

On this guided tour, you will follow in the footsteps of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda. You will be visiting hotspots from the SATC series and movie, shops and boutiques. You’ll drink where they drank, shop where they shopped and gossip where they gossiped. It’s an extensive tour with insider knowledge.

Hotspots you’ll get to see:
– Shop at the store where Charlotte bought her “Rabbit”
– Have a Cosmo at “Scout,” – The bar owned by Aidan and Steve
– Aidan’s furniture store – Remember that beautiful armchair Carrie bought, that I would DIE for!?
– Magnolia Bakery – Where Carrie and Miranda enjoyed a cupcake each.
– The Plaza Hotel
– Charlotte’s gym
– The church where Samantha met Friar F**k!
– Visit the art gallery in SoHo where Charlotte worked
– Shop at the hottest boutiques and stores in Greenwich Village
– Visit Buddakan, site of Carrie and Big’s wedding rehearsal dinner and where they shared their ‘last single girl kiss.’
– See new locations from Sex and the City: the Movie

And much more! The sightseeing tour includes more than 40 locations from the show!

To find out more about these tours, visit On Location Tours at www.screentours.com/tour.php/satc. (They also have tours for The Sopranos, Gossip Girl, and other New York TV shows and movies!)

To enter:
– Tell me which Sex and the City character you are most like and why.
– You must be a subscriber of Kirsten’s Style Report.
– You can email your entry to itsmekirsten@hotmail.com or leave a comment below. Please include your name, age and the email address you have subscribed from.
– You can also tweet about this contest. Please include @kirstenpetersn in your tweet and a link to this post. Leave me a comment to let me know you have tweeted.

This contest will close on the 30th April, 2010. The lucky winner will be announced afterwards!

Good Luck!

Love Kirst xx