Pictured above, from left to right: Carat Cheung, Roxanne Tong, and Cynthia Tsang.
Despite TVB’s grand plans in marketing the 40th Anniversary of the Miss Hong Kong Pageant this year, the 14 contestants have come under fire as being poor in quality. When the bikini photos of the contestants were unveiled earlier this week, Hong Kong tabloids criticized the contestants for their flat chests and flabby abdomens. Director Wong Jing (王晶) blasted TVB, “If there are no [hot] women, then do not organize the pageant!”
Contestants’ Belly Bulges Ridiculed
Posing in string bikinis in London, the 2012 Miss Hong Kong Pageant contestants’ bodies were swiftly criticized. Former hot favorites, small-chested Christy Chan (陳潔玲) and Roxanne Tong (湯洛雯), possessed obvious belly bulges which they tried to contain in their photographs.
Both women apologized for their flabby abdomens. Christy Chan promised to exercise more to achieve a fitter figure. Roxanne Tong said, “I was born with natural protruding ribs. I looked the same even when I was skinner earlier!”
Tabloids reported earlier that Roxanne Tong had a habit of carelessly placing her underwearing briefs in a London hotel lounge. Roxanne’s uncle and former Five Tigers member, Kent Tong (湯鎮業), retorted angrily, “Why would she carelessly place her underwear briefs? And this was in the public area of the hotel? That’s impossible! I have lived with members of her family!” Roxanne’s mother cleared her daughter’s name, claiming that she possessed good hygiene habits.
Despite Christy Chan’s pure exterior, netizens claimed that she possessed a rough manner of speech, often cursing, was addicted to gambling and staying out late at night. Other netizens stated that Carat Cheung (張名雅) may be more newsworthy, implying a scandalous past!
Ivana Wong (王舒銳) was spotted with red patches on her chest. She explained, “My skin turns sensitive even with a slight touch!” Asked why she appeared to have pimples on her face, Ivana replied, “I had a lot of stress from school examinations earlier. I have already seen a doctor.”
Top Three Candidates
The “Top 3″ candidates in the 2012 Miss Hong Kong Pageant thus fare were Cynthia Tsang (曾明俐), Carat Cheung, and Roxanne Tong. Cynthia and Carat have been granted direct entry to compete in the finals due to their high scores. Both women possessed busty figures when they appeared in their bikinis.
Quality of Candidates Slip Further
In past decades, the Miss Hong Kong Pageant was a venerable beauty competition, known for producing stunning beauties such as Cherie Chung (鍾楚紅), Maggie Cheung (張曼玉), Chingmy Yau (邱淑貞), Elizabeth Lee (李美鳳), and Michelle Reis (李嘉欣). Despite broadening its international recruitment efforts, the quality of contestants in recent years has slipped dramatically.
In 2010, the Miss Hong Kong Pageant winner, Toby Chan (陳庭欣), was widely criticized as being an unattractive “pork chop” and undeserving of the crown. The runner-ups, Sammy Cheung (張秀文) and Lisa Chong (莊思明), were also considered to be unremarkable. Last year’s winners, Rebecca Zhu (朱晨麗), Hyman Chu (朱希敏) and Whitney Hui (許亦妮) gave fans hope that the Miss Hong Kong Pageant was still able to produce beauties with great figures.
Wong Jing Issues Fierce Criticism of Contestants
The marketing noise that TVB placed on the 2012 Miss Hong Kong Pageant–by incorporating fierce elimination rounds customary of western reality TV shows–extracted more blunt criticism of the candidates. After the current 14 candidates appeared in string bikinis, netizens blasted the women for their poor figures.
One netizen wrote tauntingly, “It is indeed true that some women look better clothed than naked!”
Regular Miss Hong Kong Pageant emcee, Nat Chan (陳百祥), said politely that the quality of this year’s contestants were high.
Nat’s remark attracted the attention of good friend, Director Wong Jing. Known for casting gorgeous beauties in his movies, Wong Jing challenged Nat’s statement that the contestants were “high quality.” After viewing the women’s swimsuit photos taken in London, Wong Jing said that the women were flat chested as a mirror and overall terrible in quality. Wong Jing blasted TVB, “If there are no [hot] women, then do not organize the pageant!”
Wong Jing asked, “So there will be elimination rounds in this year’s pageant? Can all of the contestants be eliminated?” Referring to the former quality of the contestants, Wong Jing remarked that the first Miss Hong Kong winner from 1973, Elaine Sung (孫泳恩), trumped in beauty over this year’s candidates!
Source: Oriental Daily via ihktv.com, TVB.com
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Jayne: Hopefully the women firm up their abs before the competition. There is not a lot of time left before the August competition though. Wong Jing is really too harsh in his criticism though. So women with modest busts cannot have good bodies? I think proportion is more important. A pair of great legs can make a killer body too!JayneStars Media LLC reserves all copyrights. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. By using the JayneStars website, you accept and agree to our Terms and Conditions of Use.