A favorite in this year’s Miss Hong Kong competition, Fabienne Kwan (關楓馨) is being accused of using her father’s stardom to her advantage and making it unfair for other contestants.
In the semi-finals, Fabienne invited her father, actor Eddie Kwan (關禮傑), on stage as a guest during her piano performance. Although she was charismatic and put on a great performance, many netizens criticized Fabienne for pulling the “famous father” card.
In an interview, Fabienne explained, “My father didn’t help me; I played the piano by myself. I previously talked to other contestants about this, and we thought we could bring a little surprise to the stage during the semi-finals!”
Denying she used her father to boost her popularity, Fabienne said, “I think everyone thinks differently. Some people may love it; others may not. However, I’ve learned my lesson and I probably won’t do this next time.”
Regarding the controversy over Fabienne’s onstage appearance with her father, the coordinating manager for Miss Hong Kong, Ho Siu Wai (何小慧), explained that it was part of the performance storyline and did not comment on the issue further.
In response to former contestant Chloe Leung (梁允瑜) having been caught swearing on camera, Ho Siu Wai said TVB hopes to assist her debut in the entertainment industry despite her earlier elimination from the pageant.
During the semi-finals, two contestants were pitted against each other in a battle of words. Yvette Chan (陳聖瑜), who went against Sabina Song (宋宛穎), gave a wonderful performance. In response to her quick wit and eloquent response that night, Yvette humbly said, “I never thought it would be like this – I only knew that I had a very short amount of time to come up with a great answer. I’m so lucky that the results were so good.”
Overall, the Miss Hong Kong 2021 semi-finals averaged 18.6 points in viewership ratings and peaked at 19.9 points. In comparison to previous shows that were in the same timeslot, the pageant ratings were 5.1 points higher.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.