Lisa’s dad encouraged her to join Miss Hong Kong.
Winning Miss Hong Kong 2020 is still like a dream for 25-year-old overseas contestant Lisa Tse (謝嘉怡). Well liked by audiences due to her upbeat personality, Lisa hopes to stay in Hong Kong and develop her acting career at TVB after winning the crown.
Growing up in Scotland and graduating from Edinburgh Napier University last year, Lisa worked as a surgical nurse in a hospital. After the pageant, Lisa will not be returning to Scotland and wants to work at TVB. She said, “Hong Kong has a lot of things for me to do. I hope to work for TVB and film dramas. My main goal right now is to improve my Cantonese and prepare myself.”
Though her Cantonese pronunciation is lacking, Lisa still chose to sing the theme song to Shanghai Bund <上海灘> for her talent performance instead of an English song. She shared, “Many people expected me to sing an English song, but I want to let everyone know that I can sing Chinese songs too.” While some viewers criticized her pronunciation, Lisa said sweetly, “I wasn’t aware of the comments because I can’t read Chinese.”
Lisa’s father attended the pageant to show his support, but Lisa’s mother was noticeably absent. As her mother is Scottish and does not have a Hong Kong identity card, she is unable to enter Hong Kong due to the pandemic. Lisa’s father, who is a Hong Konger, had always wanted her to join the pageant and even suggested her to move to Hong Kong when she was 17 years old.
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.