Known for her cute and down-to-earth personality, Lisa Tse (謝嘉怡) from Scotland swept the Miss Photogenic award and crown at this year’s Miss Hong Kong pageant. A fan-favorite for many, the 25-year-old has already been showered with countless job opportunities since winning the championship less than a month ago – a stark contrast from the situation of last year’s winner, Carmaney Wong (黃嘉雯).
Reportedly, many companies are dying to work with Lisa after the successful release of her first post-pageant project done with a real estate company. As a result of her popularity, TVB has arranged many promotional functions for her to attend and other advertisement jobs. Her reign has taken off in comparison to the previous winners, including Louisa Mak (麥明詩), Juliette Louie, and Carmaney. The former two have already left the industry while the latter is struggling to secure job opportunities.
Is Carmaney Jealous?
Originally, TVB planned on letting Carmaney continue her reign for another year after they canceled this year’s pageant due to the pandemic. However, the resurrection of the competition left Carmaney in the dark again, so she has resorted to signing up for a pet grooming class to fill up her free time in recent months. Other than that, she frequently uploads photos of her dog.
Seeing as Carmaney’s career path is looking grim compared to Lisa’s, reporters reached out to Carmaney on her thoughts about the situation. She responded, “I am very happy to see my juniors have countless work opportunities. Each opportunity is so different, so I hope they can enjoy the experience.”
When asked if she was jealous, she said, “It is important to look forward, be the best version of yourself, and cherish every opportunity. If anything, I envied those who got to try acting, but it’s finally my turn. I am preparing for a drama in October, but I don’t know the details until the costume-fitting. In the meantime, I am taking acting classes and buying acting books to prepare.”
Is Lisa an Outcast?
Although Carmaney is supportive of Lisa’s success, Lisa’s pageant sisters may be jealous of Lisa’s current popularity. Recently, reporters saw Lisa working at a building in Central with first-runner-up Celina Harto (陳楨怡), second-runner-up Rosita Kwok (郭柏妍), and Miss Friendship Maisie Kwong (鄺美璇). Together, they took a break and went to a nearby shop to buy bubble tea with a crew member. Although they formed a circle and chatted non-stop while waiting for their drinks, Lisa did not talk the entire time and played on her phone, making her look isolated from the group. Perhaps, there is a language barrier as Cantonese is not Lisa’s strongest suit.
After they all received their drinks, they quickly returned to the building for work. Lisa tried to catch up with Celina, and they exchanged a few words on their way back. After a few hours, a company car picked them up to head back to TVB.
This article is written by Hailey for JayneStars.com.