Eric Tsang Comments on Grace Chan’s Skinny Figure

By on September 3, 2013 in Hot Gossip!, NEWS

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Known for his ruthless comments about pageant beauties, Eric Tsang (曾志偉)  recently shared this thoughts on this year’s Miss Hong Kong winners, saying Grace Chan (陳凱琳) is at a disadvantage due to her skinny frame.

On September 3, Eric attended an event at a senior service center on behalf of the Hong Kong Movie Star Sports Association Charities. As the organization’s chairman, Eric was present to kick start a resource redistribution plan which will receive donations of household appliances and gift them to low-income families and elders in need.

As one of the celebrity voters for this year’s Miss Hong Kong pageant, Eric was asked to comment on winner Grace Chan, whose petite body inspired local media to nickname her “Flat-chested Miss Hong Kong”. Eric agrees that Grace’s physique could have cost her the crown. “Even though [Grace] is very photogenic, if we were to use traditional judging standards, Sisley Choi (蔡思貝) and Moon Lau (劉 佩玥) had a better chance of winning. However, since it was decided by popular vote this year, there is no opposition regarding the results.”

During a TVB news interview after her win, Grace spoke candidly about her views regarding Hong Kong’s Chief Executive elections, showing her support for a more democratic voting process. As this is a controversial topic, Grace’s comments were eventually cut before the segment aired. When asked to comment about this incident, Eric said he was not aware of what Grace said but feels that Miss Hong Kong should not become involved in politics.

Regarding the other candidates, Eric said that many this year have the qualities to become TVB artists. Popular contestant Virginia Lau (劉溫馨) is said to have won over TVB executive Virginia Lok (樂 易玲), and is being considered for a contract. Speaking about Virginia Lau, Eric agrees that she definitely has the potential but urged her to lose her accent as soon as possible.

Source: Oriental Daily

This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.

82 comments to Eric Tsang Comments on Grace Chan’s Skinny Figure

  1. Lilly says:

    She’s less than 90 pounds. IMO, that’s way too skinny! She must look especially boney in person since the camera adds pounds

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    • RLF Lover replied:

      You’re right, I don’t think she’ll look flattering in HD!

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    • windy replied:

      I think she’s pretty but definitely a bit too skinny. Awww, she looks like one of my colleagues, her legs are like if a big wind blows, she will be blown away. hahah LOL..

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  2. Lilly says:

    Her face does make up for her slenderness though! However I don’t think she’s that amazingly pretty

    Miss HK 2009 Sandy Lau is the prettiest Miss HK in recent years..by far. She’s gorgeous.

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    • Hippo replied:

      No way Sandu Lau is the best looking, she is just the pretty girl-next-door. As Miss HK you need to be more than that. Both Grace and Rebecca are much prettier.

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  3. LP says:

    I’m 5’3 and when I dropped from 105 to 95 lbs last year, I looked so unhealthy. I can’t imagine for someone like her who’s taller but weigh less than 90 lbs.

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    • Bubblez replied:

      I was browsing through Miss Hong Kong Contestants’ profile but 沈桂澄
      Acca SUM is 5’3″ and she weighs the same as Grace Chan. 🙂

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  4. Panzer says:

    Eric Tsang is the last person in HK qualified to make comments about anyone’s looks. It’s more than creepy that he keeps getting judging duties for these events.
    I would probably puke on the spot if I caught him staring at me.

    I read quite a few of the bios and most are more than qualified to have political opinions.
    How many Uni. degrees does Eric Tsang have? Sounds like the pervy little dwarf is jealous.

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    • nono replied:

      Not defending the guy. Imo he’s a household name and been in the biz for years. Due to experience, popularity and mainly with his gift of the gab he is where he is. I don’t think you need degree for anything to b on the show. He’s entitled to his opinions. Same as you and me. Plus he’s actually seeing real life contestants. And have been for years.

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      • kolo replied:

        “He’s entitled to his opinions. Same as you and me”

        right,so miss hk also may gives her opinion on a political matter. freedom of speech.
        so eric is a jerk if he blames her for that.

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      • Mt replied:

        I don’t think Eric is blaming Grace for giving her opinions. Truth is, I don’t think he gives a crap. I think he said it as a kind of a heads up to Grace. If she wants to continue in this industry (and succeed), she needs to keep her opinions to herself for now. Not that she doesn’t have the freedom to speak her mind, but speaking her mind may come with consequences. I read that her father has money, but fame and popularity is perhaps something that even her father cannot buy with his money. Seeing that she’s only been crowned a couple of days ago, it may just be a bit soon for her to be exercising her right to her opinions in an interview.
        By the way, I find all of the judges on the panel to be creepy and inappropriate, not just Eric. He was actually one of the nicer ones. Carol Cheng was the one who was rather rude and irritating.

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      • c3 replied:

        I agree with MT, she needs to learn how to answer questions politically and remain neutral on controversial topics. She needs to indirectly answer questions without actually answering anything. This is a skill that all established celebrities have acquired

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      • advo replied:

        But perhaps it would be refreshing if celebrities had an opinion on even controversial matters? Why should they stay neutral? Can the public not handle idols having a personality and an opinion?

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      • Mt replied:

        NO, it’s not the public, it’s TVB that cannot accept a newly crowned Miss Hong Kong to have an opinion.

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    • nono replied:

      Not defending the guy. Imo he’s a household name and been in the biz for years. Due to experience, popularity and mainly with his gift of the gab he is where he is. I don’t think you need degree for anything to b on the show. He’s entitled to his opinions. Same as you and me. Plus he’s actually seeing real life contestants. And have been for years. Do you have to look ‘good’ or look like a beauty queen to express your preference? Beauty is objective.

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      • nono replied:

        @ kolo its a game show. Blames who for what? The guys known for his tongue in cheek comments. They’re there to wind up and test the contestants. Some answers may not up to scratch for the contest, they are free to answer what they like. Most prepare themselves or prob instructed to act or say certain things. Girls know what they’re in for. Maybe on the day they fluff their lines due to nerves. Don’t take my comments the way wrong. Just think this whole thing is not that serious.

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      • kolo replied:

        we are not talking about the show but a comment eric gave about miss hk grace in the senior service center,eric said she should not involved in political issue,i think she only gives her opinion.and she is right i think. ( ps, read the article above)

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      • nono replied:

        And I was responding to Panzer’s comment, which was an opinion on Eric himself.

        Anyways I meant its a game show generally, so ppl shouldn’t take it so seriously. No doubt most of it is set up and fixed anyways. :p

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    • Mike replied:

      Perhaps he puke n think he should be the ms hongkong instead. Should ask him to look at the mirror. As a mc he should act professional. But most of the hongkong beauty pageant mc take the opportunity to make fun of the participant. They are so pathetic lots.

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  5. Veejay says:

    That’s a shallow comment coming from Eric, MSHK doesn’t necessarily have to have BIG boobs to win the crown.

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    • c3 replied:

      I don’t see how it’s shallow. He didn’t say anything about her chest, just her being too skinny. And I have to agree, it sends a poor message to girls that being this skinny is what they need to achieve in order to be beautiful.

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      • Amanda replied:

        I don’t think it sends any poor message at all. OBVIOUSLY everyone is saying “hmmm she’s beautiful, but too skinny”. That to me, is already saying that the general public knows what is more attractive.

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      • advo replied:

        I very much doubt Eric Tsang is worried about the message she is sending by being too skinny. I mean, considering his own public behaviour and often very sexist comments, he is the least person to play the moral police.

        I do agree with him that she is too skinny though. Her head seems too big for her body which is definitely a sign. That said, I think the same of Maggie Q (who is very, very skinny) but anyone who watches her in Nikita can see she’s very fit too.

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      • c3 replied:

        @Amanda
        that’s because we’re old enough to know better, but young girls aspiring to be like their role models can get the wrong message with someone like her.

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      • hue replied:

        @c3
        how old are you? 65?
        Because the comments you make, make you sound like a really old see lai that complains about everything that is on tv

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      • c3 replied:

        @hue
        i don’t see how age has anything to do with my opinion. i just happen to agree with eric’s comment. there’s nothing wrong with that.

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  6. Bubblez says:

    I like her smile. It feels so genuine and it captures my attention! And looking at her photos from MHK pageant, she doesn’t look unhealthy. If you compare her bikini pictures with other pageant contestants from recent years, they’re quite similar. :3

    And as for involvement with politics, well, as a citizen of HK, it’s good that she’s expressing her views on HK politics. :’)

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  7. lise says:

    She is thinner than her twin brother.

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    • lise replied:

      If she is naturally thin, she can balance it by eating slightly bigger portions than usual without overeating. At least she can afford to eat more.

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  8. jayne says:

    Does anyone remember how much Kenix Kwok weighed when she participated in Miss Hong Kong? She appeared to be very thin as well, but I don’t remember her weight.

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    • Bubblez replied:

      According to http://www.misshongkongpageant.com/contestants/mhk93b.htm, Kenix Kwok was 122 pounds. But not sure for the accuracy..

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      • jayne replied:

        Bubblez,
        Kenix looked very skinny, not at all like she was 122 pounds. Remember coming across news after she became a TVB artist that her weight dropped below 100 pounds (?)

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Kenix became anorexic. I suppose she is recovering now but not as “full” as she was back then.

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      • Bubblez replied:

        I wouldn’t know actually. I was either too young or wasn’t even born. I only started paying attention to these news two years ago, I think.

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  9. ping0 says:

    that is pretty thin, but maybe like some she can’t gain the weight.

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  10. 000 says:

    Eric’s comment was dumb imo. They decided to implement the voting system because “it’s more fair” yet he says the pageant is based on popularity. Sure, that might be the case if the voting was solely up to the audience members. But 50% of the deciding votes were from a judging panel, and i’m assuming the same type of professional judging panel they used during previous pageants.

    So if she won both the judges over and the audience members…isn’t that fair.

    And it’s not like she wanted to be that skinny. You just can’t please everyone these days, can you.

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  11. Funn Lim says:

    She is hardly petite. I always thought petite means short and slim. She is not short but she is skinny. Anyway she looks like she is no energy slow mo type. If she can act, she can do those princess sort of roles which she has elegance in abundance I suppose but if she is to play a cop or someone perky or whatever, I am not convinced.

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  12. Nigel says:

    Dun worry I am sure she will be fine. In case no one notices, check out Michelle Reis’ pageant pics. She used to be just as skinny but she looks great now.

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  13. ren says:

    I’m skinny too and sometimes I wish there was like a fat cell injection to make me fat.

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    • bizzybody replied:

      me too 😀

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  14. kolo says:

    grace just answering a question from the interviewer about political voting system in hk. its not that she is actively involved in politics.tvb is just a bit too sensitive and eric tsang is a jerk.

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  15. Rachel says:

    i was definitely rooting for moon lau the entire time. i don’t really understand what makes grace stand out and a popular favorite from the beginning, i personally don’t see anything special about her.

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    • bizzybody replied:

      I also prefer Moon Lau, but pageants/competitions are like that. The end result may not satisfy everyone and in the end people usually wonder/speculate/gossip if the results have been rigged, etc…

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  16. scorpio2010 says:

    She’s a dead ringer for Anne Heung. It’s scary to see her in the bikini segment, all skeletal and looking under nourished. But she makes up for this with her poise and confidence. She’s one of the classiest Ms HK cos she doesn’t look like a tramp flashing her body as a short cut to fame and fortune.

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  17. Mt says:

    I find it uncomfortable to look at Grace because she looks like a pubescent child/girl rather than a full grown woman. She is pretty, but she looks like a pretty woman with a child’s body, and I can’t help but feel a bit grossed out that the HK public and the judges picked her as the most beautiful. It certainly seems to say a lot about what HK people think is physically attractive.

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  18. ebbie says:

    I always thought beauty queens should have curves 🙂
    She has a model’s figure.

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    • bizzybody replied:

      Yeah, agree. Not so say Grace Chan is not beautiful or deserving of the win, but she may be more suited as a model like Kate Moss though she lacks the height to be a catwalk model.

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      • bizzybody replied:

        ‘to’ not ‘so’

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  19. Amanda says:

    They picked her because she has poise, elegance, maturity, and a beautiful face. Before the pageant took place, everyone was already complaining that she is too skinny and now after her win, people are still complaining. I don’t understand why some people think her body had anything to do with her win. The public obviously ignored the fact that she is skinny and still picked her. They just put “being too skinny” lower on the priority list. I think people do know what is considered attractive….I mean look at these comments….everyone practically says the same thing “Grace is too skinny”!

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  20. Joey says:

    One question for people that don’t think Grace should have won because of her skinny body: If you can pick ONE of these ONLY, would you rather have a butterface or a beautiful face, but lacking body, like Grace as winner?

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    • advo replied:

      Depends. Miss Hong Kong is about more than just beauty because they are also judged on how they present and carry themselves.

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  21. Bonnie says:

    “… feels that Miss Hong Kong should not become involved in politics.”

    Um. So he just wants them to shut up and look pretty? Come on! I would actually applaud a pageant queen on having the intelligence to form her own opinions and views.

    Besides, in international competition, aren’t candidates often quizzed on current/political events?

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    • llwy12 replied:

      Well, we should keep in mind that this is HK under China Communist rule — it’s different from here in the U.S. where we have freedom of speech and can say whatever we want (indeed, many Hollywood celebrities have strong political views and even use their celebrity status to back certain political causes). In China, there is no such thing as freedom of speech and since HK is part of China now, alot of the same principles apply (despite the so-called “one country two systems” things). That’s why for HK celebrities, it’s best for them not to get involved in politics because it could have a negative impact on them later.

      Not sure how many people were around during the pre-handover days (prior to 1997 when HK was handed back to China)…the mentality was definitely different in the entertainment industry when it came to political issues and such back then. During the Tiananmen Square incident back in 1989 for example, many celebrities fiercely spoke out and condemned China for their actions and there were quite a few special programs that the TV stations at the time (TVB and ATV) put together to support the victims of that incident and push the message of peace and harmony (though I do remember there was a huge fear at the time that China would retaliate against some of those celebrities once HK was handed back to China, which is one reason why there was such a huge flow of celebrities immigrating to other countries starting around that time).

      So basically, I’m not surprised that Eric would make the comment he did being one of the ‘old-timers’ in the HK entertainment industry and understanding the historical implications as well as political environment HK is in currently….

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  22. TVBFanatic says:

    More interesting than the story on the too thin winner of Miss Hong Kong was the announcement that her comments were censored. That doesn’t send a shiver up anyone’s spine who lives in Hong Kong?

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    • Lily replied:

      A sad sign of what HK has become.

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      • TVBFanatic replied:

        Sadly yes… and with the Chinese’s government’s renewed push to make Mandarin the #1 language everywhere again, who knows, in 20 years time Hong Kong may not even slightly resemble the nation we all new before 2000.

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  23. F says:

    I’m glad she won. I think she’s the prettiest out of all the other girls. And I believe she said she said that she is just naturally skinny. Its her metabolism. On top of that, she can speak chinese and english fluently.

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  24. hrei says:

    Grace is small but very pretty! I think she is fine at this size. If she gets any smaller then she would look sick. She is not completely flat that she loses her feminine side. Hope she wins and shut Eric T’s mouth already.

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  25. w says:

    slender body but big face… makeup makes your face smaller. so when she gains a few pounds she would look porkchop without makeup

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  26. anoninhk says:

    i liked her so much until her political comments. can’t believe she compared the miss hk pageant voting system to universal suffrage. i’m not saying she can’t have her own opinion but like eric said, i don’t think she should voice her political beliefs publicly.

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    • hkppl replied:

      she is right.her support to the one people one voice system is the voice of the majority of the hong kong citizens. she shoudnt be making mouth death like eric tsang.hong kong citizens must fight for their rights to make hong kong a better place to live.

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    • llwy12 replied:

      Well, first of all, Grace wasn’t the one who made the comparison — it was the reporter who made the comparison by asking her the question about universal suffrage…so if anything, the reporter should be to blame, not Grace.

      Second, I don’t see what the problem is with comparing the MHK voting to universal suffrage, especially since it’s a very relevant issue in HK. To me, it truly is sad that HK citizens get to vote for less important things such as MHK (things that don’t directly impact regular citizens), yet they don’t get to vote for the nation’s leader (whose very actions and decisions have a direct impact on HK citizens’ lives)…

      Of course, I definitely understand where Eric is coming from and he’s actually not wrong in his comment that it’s best for Miss HK not to make political statements / comments due to the current political environment in HK (see my response above), but that doesn’t mean Grace did anything wrong either (she was merely voicing her own opinion) and she definitely doesn’t deserve the backlash that she’s gotten (some of the comments I’ve read from netizens and such make it sound like she committed some huge sin or something)….

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      • hkppl replied:

        totaly agree with you llwy,good said

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      • anoninhk replied:

        this isn’t the US. celebs stay out of politics in hk because it is so divided. the pan democracy camp had a field day after her interview was broadcast. her words actually mean something now that she is miss hk, and she has become a role model to impressionable young teens on hk’s golden forum. that’s why hk artistes very rarely comment on political matters. as i said, she is entitled to her own opinion but making it public is not the done thing here.

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      • TVBFanatic replied:

        So what you are saying is that her comments on freedom and that everyone should have a say in how they are governed were incorrect and as a role model to impressionable teens might have damaged them?

        lol?

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      • anoninhk replied:

        erm, it never even crossed my mind whether her opinions are correct or incorrect (it’s an opinion – how can it be incorrect anyway?). i simply meant that teens in hk are easily influenced and celebs should keep their political opinions private if possible. all very well if you don’t agree but please stop putting words in my mouth.

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  27. bloom says:

    I dont know if she keeps fit to be that skinny or it’s just genetic. Since she’ll be becoming an actress one day, being too skinny will give a wrong perception to a lot of ppl especially the girls. A lot of young girls these days want to be ultra thin & this is not healthy.

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    • Bubblez replied:

      Even if Grace Chan didn’t win the MHK crown, girls are still exposed to the “beauty = ultra-thin” image. And compared to other skinny girls’ photos in previous pageants, Grace Chan actually looks healthy in her pageant photos.

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  28. bubbles says:

    Honestly she’s not pretty. Way too skinny for pageant standards and a bit short.And her cheek bones stick out. Chin is way too long. I think people choose her since there was a draw for an apartment and people went with the crowd.

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    • Lotus replied:

      The draw was for anyone who voted, not just for people who voted for the winner, so ur comment is invalid.

      I think all the people saying “shes too skinny” are just jealous girls who are porkchops, seriously she is gorgeous regardless of her weight. IMO even if we gains a few pounds or losses weight she will still be one of the most beautiful MHK winners in like the past 10 years, along the lines of michelle reis, she has that elegant look.

      Plus its not that hard to gain like 5 lbs, I think everyone is forgetting all the actresses that are also 5’4 and only weigh about 95 – 100 lbs as well

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      • Mr. Lee replied:

        From a guy’s standpoint, I don’t feel that she is gorgeous at her current weight. Whether it’s genetics or on purpose, skinny girls that look like skeletons with pieces of flours sticking on their chest are not attractive.

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      • kolo replied:

        i dont share your point of view mr lee.she is skinny but not too skinny like a skeleton.let me say she is healty skinny.she looks very healthy.beauty is in the eye of the beholder,in my eyes she is georgeos and im a guy.

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      • kolo replied:

        typo=gorgeous

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      • TVBFanatic replied:

        I think the only truth spoken is that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I’m a man as well, and to me, she is way too thin. If she were my daughter, I’d be sorely worried.

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      • kolo replied:

        skinny people doesnt necessary means unhealthy,its scientific proofed that skinny people have more chances to reach old age.they have less chance to have all sorts of deadly diseases.

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      • Bubblez replied:

        “skinny girls that look like skeletons with pieces of flours sticking on their chest are not attractive.”

        ^ Yes, that is extremely unhealthy, getting to the anorexic stage.. But if you look at Grace Chan’s bikini photos from MHK, she doesn’t have that “overly-thin-to-the-point-where-her-rib-cage-is-sticking-out” look.

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      • Crystal replied:

        Calling someone beautiful when they’re skinny or not skinny depends on the individual’s preferences thus the phrase, ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’

        BUT

        When you’re a certain height and your weight is drastically lower than the weight you’re suppose to be at, that is called underweight and will ultimately lead to claims such as ‘you are unhealthy’

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      • TVBFanatic replied:

        Kolo – actually, people who are too skinny face a whole different gamut of diseases. There is such a thing as underweight and too skinny. Both (overweight/underweight) are causes for concern.

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      • Bubblez replied:

        There is such a thing as underweight and too skinny. Both (overweight/underweight) are causes for concern.
        ^ Yes, I am not doubting that. I definitely agree with that. Although Grace Chan is 86pounds, her bikini picture shows that she’s healthy skinny, not anorexic skinny. And if you compare her bikini photos to last year’s pageant winners, their body types are quite similar.

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    • kolo replied:

      if you compare to her heights,yes she doesnt has the weight that she is supposed to. but if she feels and looks healthy and doesnt have any kind of sickness,i dont see what the problem is then.

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  29. anonymous says:

    beauty pageants are so overrated (that goes along with male versions which is even more annoying). i don’t see the point of them.

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    • HaHa replied:

      I agree with your comment, but our society loves to look at pretty things/people… Cars, clothes, mansion, flowers, etc.. Anything beautiful to our eyes are nice to look at.. But judging and crowning it is too much

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