BE-WARE fashion world, Amanda is coming to a catwalk near you.
In a dramatic final, the Mermaid Beach maven won over the viewing public last night to become Australia's Next Top Model during a spectacular 90-minute live finale from the Big Top at Sydney's Luna Park.
A horror mix-up saw model host Sarah Murdoch mistakenly announce underdog Kelsey Martinovich the winner.
But just as quickly as the curtain of fireworks fell, a shocked Ms Murdoch said there had been a mistake and Amanda had won.
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Amanda did not let the mix-up ruin her moment.
"It's OK," she said.
"You know I was happy for Kelsey but when they said it was a mistake and I'd won, I felt even better," she said.
The once unstylish sports-loving Ware, 18, was sent to the back of the wardrobe last night to unveil a striking new and confident, professional model. "This is a whole new beginning. "We've done the competition now, we're moving on and into modelling and into the fashion world," she said.
The Big Top was a fitting venue, with screaming fans waving 'Team Amanda' posters and a media circus cementing the reality-TV star's fame at each burst of the paparazzi flashbulb.
With her international editorial appeal, Amanda was the hot favourite coming in as number one at the judging panel last week, with industry insiders also tipping the brunette beauty.