'Top Model' finale contained incorrect final scores for Jourdan Miller and Marvin Cortes
By Reality TV World staff, 11/19/2013
Jourdan Miller did win America's Next Top Model first-ever Guys & Girls edition -- but not by the scores shown on The CW's finale broadcast.
Friday night's Top Model finale broadcast contained incorrect scores for the final elimination panel in which Jourdan was crowned the competition's winner over runner-up Marvin Cortes.
While the finale broadcast showed Jourdan receiving 32.0 points and Marvin earning 27.5 points after Top Model judges Tyra Banks, Kelly Cutrone and Rob Evans evaluated and scored both contestants' entire body of work throughout the course of the season, both scores were incorrect and Jourdan actually only won by two points in a 27.0 to 25.0 scoring decision.
As Reality TV World had noted on Monday, the incorrect scores were the same scores shown at the elimination panel which had resulted in the ouster of second runner-up Cory Hindorff earlier in the finale broadcast. In addition, they also -- contrary to Tyra's televised comments that they did not -- included social media scores.
As seen in the above production photo obtained by Reality TV World, Jourdan actually received 9 out of 10 points from each of the three judges at the final panel while Marvin received 9 points from Rob and 8 points each from Tyra and Kelly.
The CW acknowledged the finale contained incorrect scoring graphics after being contacted about the discrepancy.
"There was a technical error with the on-air graphics that occurred during post-production of the finale of ANTM," the network told Reality TV World in an exclusive statement. "However, as you can see in the photo, it didn't change the outcome meaning Jourdan is still the winner."
The finale's error was apparently also a surprise to Jourdan.
"That's actually the first time I've heard of that! But I will definitely have someone look into that, because that's news to me," she told Reality TV World.