The 2023 Miss Hong Kong was held on August 27th with Hilary Chong (莊子璇) being crowned the champion. Lynn Wong (王怡然) took home runner-up and Lovelle Huang (黃敏慈) won second runner-up.
Hilary is a 21-years-old student studying Food and Nutrition at University of Hong Kong. With a height of 168.5cm and weighing 51kg, many tabloid has nicknamed her as “Hong Kong’s IU.” In an interview, Hilary shares that she has been watching TVB since she was young and likes to dance and sing.
In the swimsuit segment, Mayanne Mak (麥美恩) and Sze Kwan Chen (C君) took charge in asking the contestants their questions. Jessica Wong (黃泳嘉) who was voted “Most liked Contestant” was asked to give a short performance on a recorder. However, the performance was quickly interrupted after playing a few notes.
Hera who studied Philosophy was asked, “Why do pageants wear a swimsuit in the Q&A”. In response, Hera explained, “Wearing swimsuit shows the person’s most honest side so you can understand their inner heart.”
After the Q&A, it was announced that Lynn won the Most Photogenic Award and Jenny Liang (姜依宁) won Miss Friendship.
Use of A.I Technology
This year, the event heavily incorporated A.I in the show. In the second round, an A.I generated figures were created using the “aged image of the contestants”. However, not all netizens accepted the A.I as many criticized the A.I as terrifying for only moving the head and not the body.
In the pageantry’s final segment, the top five contestants – Hilary, Lynn, Lovell, Hera Chan (陳霈錤), and Juliana Kwok (郭珮文) were asked to give a 1-minute speech on topics such as artificial intelligence, environmental protection, women’s rights, animal rights and night markets. The top five contestants’ answer was then compared to the answers of another A.I generated contestant named Evelyn.
This article is written by Sammi for JayneStars.com.