Miss Hong Kong 2010 Results Flamed as Unfair and Pre-Fixed
On August 1st, Toby Chan Ting Yan was crowned the winner of the Miss Hong Kong 2010 Pageant and won the Miss International Goodwill and Tourism Ambassador Awards as well. Sammi Cheung Sau Man and Lisa Chong Si Ming were named the First and Second Runner-Ups respectively.Crystal Lee Shuet Ying won the Miss Photogenic Award and Ria Tong Bo Chun received the Fashion Eyes Award.
The pageant results were an upset, as the winners were dark horse candidates while none of the early favored contestants were placed. The audience protested that Toby and Lisa’s victories were unfair and fixed early in advance.
Toby Chan is rumored to be dating the heir of Hong Tai Travel, one of the sponsors of the pageant. Throughout the contest, Toby did not receive much press coverage and her victory on Sunday night came as a surprise. Netizens criticized Toby’s smile as unattractive. Toby said that she was confident about her victory, “I agree with Eric Tsang Chi Wai’s assessment: my performance was well-rounded and remained strong throughout the evening.” (But there are outcries that your three awards were due to Hong Tai Travel’s support?) “That’s inaccurate. There are many sponsors of theMiss Hong Kong Pageant other than Hong Tai. The results were based on multiple judges’ input. I am not worried over claims that the results were fixed.”
When Lisa Chong was announced as the Second Runner-up, booing sounds were heard from the live audience attending the event. TVB received eleven complaints regarding Lisa, claiming that her win was due to elder sister, model Chong Si Man’s connections. Lisa responded, “I was prepared for this type of complaints. Actually, eleven complaints are not that many!”
Throughout the pageant, Elle Lee Man Xuan, was speculated to win the Miss Hong Kong 2010 crown due to her wealthy background. Noted for her voluptuous figure, Phoebe Pang Wai Chung was another favorite that did not make the top eight finalists.
The Master of Ceremonies (MCs) for the Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2010 included Eric Tsang Chi Wai, Nat Chan Bak Cheung, Johnson Lee Sze Jit, Louis Yuen Siu Cheung, and Wong Cho Lam. Guest performers included Raymond Lam Fung, Kate Tsui Chi San, Ron Ng Cheuk Hei, Kevin Cheng Ka Wing, Raymond Wong Ho Yin, Mandy Cho Man Lei, Tracy Ip Chui Chui, and other past Miss Hong Kong winners. Lynn Hung, Fala Chen, Shawn Yue Man Lok, Nick Cheung Ka Fai, and Annie Liu Hsin Yu comprised the celebrity judging panel.
Compiled from the Sun, Takungpao, Wenweipo
Jayne: It was revealed that eleven people protested against Lisa Chong’s placement. I don’t find Lisa’s features to be that outstanding. Wonder how many complaints were filed against Toby Chan? Toby has very pretty eyes, but her smile shows too much gums (from some angles). Her figure is very nice but she still comes across as a “plain vanilla” type of Miss Hong Kong. I thought last year’s winner, Sandy Lau, was also a little plain.
Crystal Lee’s make-up was done beautifully that night, adding a spark to her eyes that gave her a lead in snagging the Miss Photogenic Award. I think she is more outstanding that Lisa Chong.
Instead of competing in Miss Hong Kong, the truly gorgeous girls now become models, since success comes faster and bigger. Hong Kong is a little obsessed with big boobs and many “hot” models seem to get silicone implants nowadays.