25-year-old Lisa Tse (謝嘉怡) from Scotland secured the Miss Hong Kong title last night, followed by 23-year-old Celina Harto (陳楨怡) as runner-up and 22-year-old Rosita Kwok (郭柏妍) as second runner-up. Lisa also won Miss Friendship, earning the title “double crown.”
Hosted by Carol Cheng (鄭裕玲), the 2020 Miss Hong Kong Pageant was held on Sunday night at TVB City in Tseung Kwan O. Due to implemented safety measures for COVID-19, the finals were held without a live audience. Social distancing measures were set among celebrity guests who attended, which included prior Miss Hong Kong winners Louisa Mak (麥明詩), Crystal Fung (馮盈盈), Hera Chan (陳曉華), and Sisley Choi (蔡思貝). Last year’s winner, Carmaney Wong (黃嘉雯) opened the show with a ballet performance.
The ten finalists competed in seven rounds of competition to win the title. #8 Lisa Tse, of mixed Chinese and Scottish descent, topped the race. #2 Celina Harto confidently secured second place, and #4 Rosita Kwok—an Internet favorite—won third. Lisa’s winning performance was singing the Frances Yip (葉麗儀) classic “Shanghai Bund” <上海灘>; despite her accent, she delivered a powerful voice. Celina performed a piano solo, and Rosita did a K-pop performance. The youngest finalist at 18 years old—#9 Rosanna Tse (謝恩靈)—played the guzheng.
For the Q&A segment, the ten finalists made their appearance wearing bridal gowns while celebrity singer Pakho Chau (周柏豪) performed. They were drilled by Owen Cheung (張振朗), Mark Ma (馬貫東), and Matthew Ho (何廣沛), in which the contestants had to react and respond quickly to questions.
The final five were Lisa Tse, Celina Harto, Rosita Kwok, #3 Roxanne Ho (何孟珊), and Miss Friendship winner #5 Maisie Kwong (鄺美璇). Rosita, Roxanne, and Maisie all broke down into tears when they were told to give their final speeches—Roxanne thanked her mother for raising her, and Rosita thanked her family for their encouragement. Maisie said being part of the Miss HK Pageant had been her and her sister’s biggest dream since childhood. Four years ago, her older sister had competed for the Miss Hong Kong, but failed to get placed. Lisa jokingly said her dad already had plans for her to compete for Miss HK before she even knew how to walk.
Congratulations to all the winners!
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.