Demelza beat 21yo Alex in the live final at Sydney’s Luna Park tonight.
The win for the 16yo follows ongoing criticism for her behaviour during the season. Tonight in the live final, she apologised to Alamela for any bullying.
The final hosted by ANTM judge Charlotte Dawson following a last-minute withdrawal by host Jodhi Meares who admitted to jittery nerves in hosting a live to air big event. Dawson did a great job hosting at short notice, including a clear acknowledgement to Meares that she was sorry she was not joining them.
Meares’ filmed sequences only highlighted the fact that her autocue reading was entirely obvious.
The judges were tied with 3 votes for each girl, meaning the audience effectively decided the winner.
Demelza wins representation by modelling agency Priscilla’s for 12 months, a Ford Fiesta Zetec, a contract as the face of Napoleon Perdis cosmetics, an all expenses paid trip to New York to meet top international agencies and eight-page spread with Vogue Australia.
“See you next series, goodnight!” said Dawson signing off.