2013 Miss Hong Kong Semifinals: Top 10 Finalists Chosen

By on August 25, 2013 in NEWS

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The 2013 Miss Hong Kong semifinals aired live on Sunday, August 25. Ten out of twenty contestants were selected to advance to the final round of the competition, which will be held next Sunday, September 1.

Continuing its format of popular voting, five of the finalists were chosen by participating audiences while the last five were chosen by celebrity voters Carol Cheng (鄭裕玲), Nat Chan (陳百祥),Hacken Lee (李克勤), and Eric Tsang (曾志偉).

The audiences voted Kendy Cheung (張敬仁), Moon Lau (劉佩玥), Virginia Lau (劉溫馨), Sisley Choi (蔡思貝), and Grace Chan (陳凱琳) to enter the final round. The celebrity voters chose Acca Sum (沈桂澄), Karen Leung (梁家欣), Tammy Ou Yang (歐陽巧瑩), Peggy Tsui (徐韶蓓), and Vicky Chan (陳偉琪).

Celebrity Voters Tease Candidates in Q&A Segment
 
In light of recent negative news and gossips that surrounded several of the pageant’s contestants, the ladies were given the task to address the controversial rumors to the audience. Carol Cheng confronted contestant Whitney Law (羅紫君) about her nickname “tardy king”, and asked her if it was true that she was always late to Miss Hong Kong rehearsals.

Whitney responded, “I have been late before, but that was because of a traffic accident.” Eric Tsang then asked, “Then why was everyone else on time except you?” putting Whitney on the spot.

Finalist Moon Lau professed that she lives under the same roof with six other family members, but when Carol Cheng asked her about the size of her house, Moon embarrassingly said, “I grew up in a comfortably well-off family. Our house is about a 1,000 feet.”

Hacken Lee asked finalist Peggy Tsui about how she trains her dogs. Peggy responded nervously, “If the dog peed all over the streets then I will give him a harsh glare.” Hacken Lee said, “Please use ‘urinate’ instead. You are a Miss Hong Kong!”

However, not all of the contestants were harassed by the celebrity voters. Finalists Tammy Ou Yang and Sisley Choi were praised by the judges for giving long and thorough responses to the questions. Nineteen-year-old Acca Sum was praised for her confidence, and Peggy Tsui’s vocal performances earned approval.

Viewers Criticize Broadcast

Despite TVB’s claims of broadcasting the semifinals live, only 30 minutes of the hour-long show was a live broadcast. A majority of the episode was pre-recorded yesterday evening. Netizens found similarities of the semifinals with America’s Next Top Model, and that the show lacked excitement, was draggy, and too messy. Some viewers exclaimed that they would rather watch the singing competition Voice of Stars <星夢傳奇>, which postponed its episode broadcast to accommodate the Miss Hong Kong semifinals.

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

68 comments to 2013 Miss Hong Kong Semifinals: Top 10 Finalists Chosen

  1. lilo says:

    Tammy Au Yeung looks very pretty glad she won miss friendship award, definately top 3 contender….

    Grace Chan face is really LONG, and the hairdo doesn’t do her justice at all..& her 2 cheekbones is huge which makes her looks a bit old when she smile.

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    • pandamao replied:

      They aged her with that hair style.

      She’s way too skinny. I can’t see any attractiveness in her!

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      • Chris replied:

        No 17 also very short to become miss hk thí year!

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    • Elle replied:

      yh not sure about Tammy. have you seen her scandals they go on forever…. check the scandals out lilo and you will be SHOCKED!

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      • Chloe replied:

        I agree. Miss Hong Kong will go to a new low if Tammy is placed top 3

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  2. Coco says:

    n Voice of Stars , which postponed its episode broadcast to accommodate the Miss Hong Kong semifinals.

    ^ SO that’s why Voice of Stars isn’t airing. 🙁

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  3. Alana says:

    i much rather watch Voice of Stars.

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  4. g says:

    Grace chan’s hair style looks very ugly made her look like a witch lol, to be honest she’s doesnt look that pretty to me but somehow most people think that she look stunning ;/

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    • sophia replied:

      I think she is beautiful but her hair here is a disaster.

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    • kolo replied:

      not that stunning but pretty enough to win miss hk. i think because there are simply not much competition. sisley maybe the one that can beat her.

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    • Chris replied:

      They make that hair for her to make she looks taller because she was too short! Agree with u she look like a witch since her Face is too Long and thin!

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      • kolo replied:

        haha,i dont see it first but looking at her side face i can undertsand your imagination.
        she has a long chin and nose especially when she is laughing i can imagine the feature of a witch.but she is still a pretty one.
        my favorite top 3: -virginia lau
        -sisley choi
        -grace chan

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      • c3 replied:

        kolo if you haven’t figured it out by now, she has a long chin and nose because it isn’t real. i’ve noticed half of the contestants this year also had work done. some people may disagree with me, but unless you’re familiar with plastic surgery, you wouldn’t be able to tell.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        Another thing that is making these pageants go downhill is the fact that many of the contestants clearly had work done. In the past, that was forbidden and I still remember Chingmy Yau withdrawing from the 87 pageant due to rumours of having her chin fixed. But now, that is nothing and I don’t feel that a pageant is truly a pageant if the contestants have had work done. It does not seem fair anymore because if a contestant looked better due to PS versus a contestant who is natural, you really wonder who would get the upper hand???

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  5. Primrose says:

    Moon embarrassingly said, “I grew up in a comfortably well-off family. Our house is about a 1,000 feet.”

    Should be 1000 square feet.

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  6. Primrose says:

    My votes go to Moon, Karen and Peggy.
    Pity Susan is out.
    Tammy, Sisley and Virginia are over rated.

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    • g replied:

      I think Grace chan were the most over rated out of all the contestants.

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      • Chris replied:

        No 6 and 9 is the best!

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  7. sushiroll says:

    No idea how Sisley got into the top 10. OMG when the judges were interviewing her, she did this overly fake greeting which caused Eric to go WTF. Its so funny, the cameraman zoomed right into his face to get his reaction. That was my reaction as well.

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    • bbfreak replied:

      haha if u watched tammys interview rite b4 Sisley’s, u would understand y she did the exaggerated intro. Tammy was asked to imitate other contestants, one of which was Sisley and she did s/t similar. And once sisley came out, she did it even more exaggerated as a joke. I thought it was hilarious and showed sisley has some personality.

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      • kolo replied:

        agree,great mimic from sisley,she has talent as an actress. i hope she will beat grace in the final.

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      • Puff replied:

        Yes agree. She has the maturity and comedic reflex to take the mickey out of what someone said about her. I like it.

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      • c3 replied:

        i like sisley as well, and she is a great speaker and stand out personality. she is a dark horse to make the top3, but as much as i like her, i doubt she will win.

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  8. Rachel says:

    i would have much rather watch voice of stars….it was quite boring listening to them ask question after question about the contestants…why can’t they just save that all for the final competition? now there’s going to be two weeks without voice of stars….fred deprivedd…….

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  9. Maria says:

    In my humble opinion, the audience has great taste, but the celebrities not so much.

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  10. Esther says:

    I think the hairstylist wanted to make Grace look more unique, good thing she is beautiful no matter what, keep supporting her!

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    • g replied:

      but that unique has backfired her!!!

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    • sophia replied:

      True. I think she will win. At least top 3.

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      • c3 replied:

        i hope she doesn’t win. she is a bad role model and if she wins then it only confirms to girls that they should also be 87 lbs to be beautiful. and it also confirms to rich girls that in order to be beautiful that they should get plastic surgery done.

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      • Sofie replied:

        c3, do you have any SOLID PROOF that she had plastic surgery done? You seem to think you know everything about it. Some people are born with sharp features like that!

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      • c3 replied:

        yes i have solid proof – her unnatural curve lines of the jaw are the tells. unless you are very familiar with PS, you wouldn’t be able to tell. are you seriously suggesting that we need solid proof before anything is proven when celebrities get work done? let’s not be ignorant.

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      • Sofie replied:

        C3, I’m sorry, but you are WRONG. Do you want to see a photo of her when she was little?
        http://i40.tinypic.com/2i8w30x.png

        It’s from her fan page.

        You can thank me later.
        I don’t know where you are seeing the fakeness. She naturally has a sharp chin and nice nose. She was born looking very Eurasian. Maybe she has some European or Foreign blood from generations ago that she doesn’t know about. (She claims that both of her parents are Chinese.)

        I think you’re just jealous that she has sharp, defined features. You probably always flame people who have those features because you wish you can have plastic surgery to be like them. Whatever Grace is all natural. I knew she would win from the start, she’s the most beautiful, elegant, and intelligent winner from recent years.

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    • 939393 replied:

      I doubt. A professional hairstylist should know that that particular hairstyle will elongate Grace’s face even more. Grace’s face is long and sharp enough, that hairstyle made her look like a witch!

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  11. Esther says:

    Haha, maybe so, but let’s give her another chance in the final!

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  12. sushiroll says:

    I feel sorry for number 19, Natalie. She didn’t get into the top 10 but the only reason why is because she’s considered “fat”. The judges got her and number 17 Grace to come forward and they were comparing how one is he skinniest at like 87 pounds and the other 130 something pounds.

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    • bbfreak replied:

      I believe they said Natalie is 117lb at 5’4″ and the weight dif b/t her and grace who is the same height is 30lbs. natalie is of normal weight, i feel bad that its tlked abt (though i domt think thats the sole reason she didnt get in)

      side note: upset that tvb yet again editted so much out! i wanted to hear the address rumors etc

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  13. Chen says:

    I support Grace, Kendy and Sisley. But I also like Virginia, Moon and Acca. This year is one of the strongest years in recent history I think. But please stylists don’t give Grace that witch-hair again!

    In my honest opinion I find Voice of Stars boring, last weeks episode exemplified the problem – most of them are much worse than their The Voice 1/2/3 counterparts. Only Fred and Yao Bin are decent and even Fred was quite inadequate when he was partnered with Alfred Hui. Fred just doesn’t have a breadth in his vocals. Corinna is ok but if she was Asian would people give her a second look?

    Sorry got a bit carried away here, I still watch The Voice of Stars, that’s why I have such an opinion of them but I just wanted to say that I much rather have some variety in programming than watch the same thing over and over again (which is what The Voice is in all honesty).

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    • pandamao replied:

      I thought Fred was great … It’s unfair to compare him to Alfred since that’s Alfred’s song, wrote to showcase his voice.

      You can try getting Alfred to sing “Give me a reason” by Tracy Chapman and I can assure you there’s no competition.

      Let’s just say – certain songs are more suitable for certain singers. Alfred and Fred are equally good in their own genre. As for the remaining contestants, I could careless and agree with you. I much rather watch Voice 1/2/3 and see them develop a brand new singer. All 3 HK representatives from Voice 1/2/3 are very good.

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      • Crystal replied:

        Yeah Alfred is actually a pretty solid singer. His songs are not easy to sing. Its not those karoke songs where anyone can just sing with the lyrics in front of them. Even William So said that he had to practice Alfred’s songs before he could perform them.

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    • Bubblez replied:

      I didn’t watch the older seasons of the Voice but I am loving Voice of Stars. I really like the format, the different judges, and most of the contestants’ singing. Some of them were very good in their singing (aka Lily Ho’s first performance, Becky Lee with her think of me performance, Fred Cheng with his Angels and Give me one reason performances as well as Amazing grace with Corinna/Grace).

      And I liked the duet between Alfred and Fred as well.

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      • Chen replied:

        This is another thing I find that most of the “challengers” manage very good first performances but then by the second performance they mess up majorly. I wonder if it’s because they practiced loads for their first performance and then don’t have enough time to prepare their next performance.

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  14. smurf120 says:

    Watched some of the clips where the contestants travel to foreign cities. Some of them really need to work on their speaking rhythm – every sentence is peppered with “lor”, “lah”, “woh”, “wah”, “gah”. Does not sound professional at all.

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    • Shrimpboat replied:

      Trying too hard to act cute with those final particles (lor, lah, woh, etc.). Those are one of the things that make Cantonese a unique language, but those contestants are just making it too unnatural and annoying.

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  15. UNI says:

    Where can i watch this?

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  16. UNI says:

    Why is GRACE Chan sporting the ugliest hairdo? I wish they would dress the participants better. Grace Chan is naturally beautiful but she really needs to gain some weight and have a better stylist.

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  17. UNI says:

    Sisley ‘s answers are very well structured.

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    • c3 replied:

      +1

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  18. Carole says:

    Grace looks gross with that sharp chin and skeletal body.

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    • Shrimpboat replied:

      if she gained some weight and her face plumps up a little bit, she’ll be beautiful. but with that stick thin figure, i wouldn’t want her being a role model for young girls (which is what Miss HK is supposed to be, right?)

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      • Carole replied:

        Exactly. We don’t want young girls to be anorexic.
        She is beautiful if she put on a few kilos. Grace does have the Michelle Reis kind of beauty.

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  19. Littlegalpal says:

    1000sq for 6pp is big?…I guess because it is HK real estate. North America view is really different, I live in a fairly expensive city and real estate is not cheap; my flat is 500sq only for 1 and I complaint it is small constantly.

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  20. HeTieShou says:

    Ms HK truly has gone down the drain as the quality of the contestants seem to be deteriorating every year… Does winning the title even mean what it used to anymore?

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    • Crystal replied:

      I don’t really judge the contestants based on looks but you still have to be at least OK looking. Like people have to look at you straight in the face when talking and not look away at a glance.. lol.

      Anywho, I thought this year was definitely A LOT better than the last three years. Everything went downhill after Mandy Cho’s year which was 2003.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        I don’t either but you have to admit that looks comes first when you do not know anything else about them. However, after you get to know more about them then looks becomes secondary. Of course you have to be decent looking too.

        I don’t think this year is any better. In my opinion, after about the mid 90s, things really went downhill… I used to love and enjoy watching the MS HK pageant back in the days but now do not like it at all.

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      • Crystal replied:

        Oh I wasnt talking about how the show was being run. I meant the quality (look wise) of the contestants this year is miles better than the past three years. The couple of years before, my I couldnt even look at their profile pictures.. like I really thought TVB was on the streets begging random girls to participate. Lastly I meant Mandy Cho was the last Miss Hong Kong winner who actually looks stunning. Everyone after ugh I dont know what happened to them. Lol.

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      • Crystal replied:

        Kate Tsui and Tracey Ip arent bad looking but theyre not exactly the elegant kind of beauty. Theyre more towards the sexy side. And Aimee Chan is pretty in certain angles but cute most of the time and that to me isnt MHK quality.

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      • Chen replied:

        I think Miss Hong Kong will never get back to its heyday decade which I think was from 1987-1996, they managed to stay ok from 1997-2006 but after 2006 things really started to get messed up. I think out of the winners from 2007 onwards only Rebecca is decent but her looks seemed to have gone downhill since.

        This year is the best since 2006 I think and if they do it well they could really find a potential rising star. Grace and Sisley really can be stars in the making I think.

        BTW just out of curiosity who would you guys call the best MHK in the past 20 years.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        My most favorite MS Hks(first place only right?) are Shallin Tse, Pauline Yeung, Monica Chan, Anita Yuen, Amy Kwok,Halina Tam and Sonjia Kwok.

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      • Chen replied:

        That’s a very interesting selection. I think the Pauline Yeung-Michelle Reis-Monica Chan-Anita Yuen-Amy Kwok era was probably the best few years of winners. But my favourite is actually Lee Shan Shan. I don’t really know much before 1987. Halina, Sonija and Aimee are also some of my favourites.

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    • Puff replied:

      Yes, it has gone downhill a lot since Sonija Kwok and Anne Heung. It wasn’t just look, but the past candidates and especially the winners also came across as more graceful, humble and actually intelligent. Nowadays it’s like a bubblegum fest.

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      • bbfanny replied:

        The past Miss HK candidates and winners gives off elegance and humble aura, but the last few years since Sonija and Anne’s time, MHK candidates keeps giving cheaper and cheaper vibes and loss the elegance and poise of a MHK.

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      • Shrimpboat replied:

        feels like it went from a competition of elegance and poise to a competition of looks and scandals.

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  21. CC says:

    Aimee chan is quiet good looking. Any girl can do well with a a short hair do is a good looking. Yes I agree after 2006 only Rebecca zhu met the beauty standard.

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  22. m0m0 says:

    well, i actually think tammy is quite pretty despite all the negative rumors and she’s have a very good chance of bringing something home. as far as quality going down, i think nowadays the media can easily pull something bad about one’s past and write about it. we all know the media’s good w/ that and really likes to know about people’s dark and bad stuff. i don’t think the quality has really gone down, it’s just that we are all humans. we make mistakes but we can recover and get better. look at the western starlets, they are sincere and they are just like us when they speak, and being themselves. perhaps time to change the view on celebraties….

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  23. Ks says:

    Am I the only one here few that this year’s contestants is missing something – beauty??? Frankly, there isn’t one who is exceptionally stunning. Not very memorable at all. They look normal. Not of beauty pageant quality.

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  24. anoninhk says:

    my favourites are #6 moon, #15 sisley and #17 grace.

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  25. Nicole says:

    I think most of the MHK finalists lack charisma, most of them seem even awkward in public speaking. although Tammy did quite a good impersonation of Sisley and Karen, she seems to lack enthusiasm as she otherwise spoke in a deadpan monotone. Virginia acted like most pageant heads, a poised and confident pageant zombie with a lack of personality.
    I think sisley, grace, acca and karen are my picks after watching the semi finals.

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  26. azndoraemon says:

    i like #9 Virginia the most but okay with #15 Sisley, #7 Acca and #17 Grace.

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