MHK Louisa Mak On Losing Miss Chinese International: “I Have Not Lost Anything”

By on January 25, 2016 in NEWS

MHK Louisa Mak On Losing Miss Chinese International: “I Have Not Lost Anything”

The Miss Chinese International Pageant 2016 (MCI) was held on Saturday, January 23. Jennifer Coosemans (朱亞琳) from Vancouver, Canada won the crown, with Mary Chen (陳舒菲) from New York, USA as first runner-up and Tiana Luan (欒添) from Sydney, Australia as second runner-up. Louisa Mak (麥明詩), winner of the Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2015 (MHK), failed to get placed in the top five.

Louisa’s cut from the top five surprised many viewers, as the MHK winner had always impressed the judges with her top academic credentials and law degree. Once nicknamed the “life-winning Louisa” by netizens, Louisa’s MCI loss gave the 24-year-old a new nickname, “Loser-isa.”

On the night after the pageant, Louisa released a statement on Instagram. She first thanked her parents, family, and close friends for their unconditional support in the past ear, and also thanked the staff who helped her during the MCI pageant. She also thanked her thirteen competitors, and congratulated MCI winners Jennifer, Mary, and Tiana.

She then said, “I received many rejection letters when I first applied to colleges. At least 30 companies rejected me when I first applied for jobs. I never received a merit or distinction in my piano exams, and I never got placed in any singing or recital competition. But these are not losses, and I’ve never truly lost anything. Many people would say, ‘Louisa Mak has finally lost’, but I will not hold onto that kind of mentality. Those who also think I’m a life winner think too superficially. Luck was on my side at the right time. I got good results by chance.

“I just told the press that I don’t think I’ve ever won over a hot favorite. I never thought I was really pretty or had a great figure. And because I don’t, I worked harder in school to find my strength and place. The Miss Hong Kong Pageant this year suited my place, but the Miss Chinese International Pageant was a completely different situation. I have confidence, because I know my place. I take things calmly, not because I think I’m the best.

“In the end, beauty pageants are entertainment in nature, just like singing competitions. Of course I had a lot of fight in me, but when I failed to get placed, I did feel that I’ve let down my supporters. But I’ve come to think, why so serious? Hong Kong people are too stressed out, and I hope this competition was able to relieve your stresses. I did not do well, and I apologize.”

Louisa ended the positive note with an even more encouraging message, “When I appear in front of the camera again, I will work harder, and show you the real me.”

Indeed, Hong Kong will definitely be seeing more of Louisa in the coming future. In a week-old interview, Louisa revealed to the press that she has signed with TVB for “a number” of years. She is not clear on what she wants to do just yet, but she wants to try a variety of different things. She also expressed her interest in acting in television dramas.

Source: On.ccMingpao

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

12 comments to MHK Louisa Mak On Losing Miss Chinese International: “I Have Not Lost Anything”

  1. kolo says:

    she is simply not hot enough. winner and 2nd runner are freaky hot and runner-up has the best performance on stage in my opinion.

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  2. mulder99 says:

    Ms HK Louisa Mak was the shortest contestant in the pageant. She never stood out from the others.

    No 14 was definitely the prettiest, she is a dead set twin of Michelle Reis. How could she not win as she looks just like Michelle Reis with a hotter body.

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  3. happybi says:

    Not surprised that she lost really but I like what she post online.

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  4. looooooooooo says:

    Miss nanking No 4 is pretty stunning

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  5. lucida says:

    Good that Louisa made a comforting statement for herself.

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  6. aiya says:

    Aha! So she has signed on to the “mothership” TVB.

    So much for all the talks (after MHK) about making use of her academic training instead of plunging into show biz.

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    • isay replied:

      @aiya they usually do that despite all that pretentious talk at first about keeping their options open. Winning the MHK is usually their stepping stone to showbiz and they usually get the quick path to leading roles.

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  7. coralie says:

    Very nice response, relatable too. Good EQ

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  8. hayden says:

    During the pageant, find that she is over-confident thinking she would at least secure top 5 spot but too bad it did not happen. Can see the obvious disappointment on her face when her name was not called for top 5.

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  9. lucida says:

    @hayden..agree.. she could be over confident even top 5 she wasn’t in..too bad.

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  10. isay says:

    Haha i finally watched the pageant and i know why Louisa lost. She was wearing that ghastly cartoonish carp costume recycled from Under the Veil lol!

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  11. baby says:

    please email me at [email protected] is very important

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