Miss Hong Kong 2020 Candidates Interview Online
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Miss Hong Kong 2020 will be breaking away from its formal pageant roots and taking the form of a reality show this year. Conducting first-round video interviews of the candidates online, netizens were allowed to participate in the live question-and-answer session. However, the online video chat format did not work smoothly in some instances and resulted in misunderstandings.
The contestants were split into different groups based on their style. The women had an individual self introduction and then would answer questions as a group on a shared screen.
In the second group, an overseas contestant located in Norway, Michelle Chau‘s (周美善) interview was full of mishaps. When she first connected, her screen was stuck in landscape mode and her audio was not connected. With the guidance of host Luk Ho Ming (陸浩明) she was able to haphazardly fix both. However during the 20-second introduction she was only able to mention her name, age, and that she was born in Norway before her audio disappeared again. Working as a flight attendant, Michelle’s Cantonese was heavily accented and interviewers asked how she was able to learn the dialect. She laughed and said that it was a good question and that she learned from dramas and from speaking with her parents.
Another contestant, Jessica Liu (廖慧儀) also worked as a flight attendant. When the 23-year-old is not flying, she models and teaches yoga on the side. When interviewers asked if her company allowed for her to have multiple jobs, she clarified that she was actually helping friends and modelling for fun.
Netizens commented that Jessica resembles former Miss Hong Kong contestant Kelly Ng (伍樂怡), but the other contestant Michelle thought the comment was for her and thanked the audience! It made for a very awkward moment as she said, “Thank you for this compliment. Both men and women like to hear this. Thank you!”
Source: Sing Tao
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.