Above: Rebecca Zhu with ballet dancer boyfriend, Kostyantyn Keshyshev.
On January 28th, 2011 Miss Hong Kong winner, Rebecca Zhu (朱晨麗), was spotted riding on the train with 2011 Mr. Hong Kong, Clayton Li (李晉強). On the crowded train, Clayton leaned his head on Rebecca’s shoulder, upon which Rebecca smiled sweetly. When the pair realized that the reporter had snapped a photo of the gesture, Rebecca and Clayton appeared shocked and embarassed.
Asked by the press whether they were dating, Rebecca and Clayton only laughed awkwardly. At the next train stop, the pair parted ways. Rebecca did not know how to respond to the press’ questions and raised her hand to block the camera. Clayton stood by a sidewalk rail, looking embarassed.
Dating rumors between Rebecca and Clayton have been circulating for some time since the duo were often paired together for work assignments, including their performances in the 2011 TVB Anniversary Gala opening sequence. Allegedly, Rebecca and Clayton may have been dating for 3 months!
At a Lunar New Year promotional event, Rebecca Zhu appeared with fellow 2011 Miss Hong Kong winners, Hyman Chu (朱希敏) and Whitney Hui (許亦妮). In response to photographs depicting intimate familiarity between Clayton Li and herself, Rebecca denied that she was dating Clayton. Since Rebecca and Clayton did not have any family in Hong Kong, they shared a meal together over the Lunar New Year holiday.
After winning the 2011 Miss Hong Kong pageant, Rebecca admitted that she had a Ukranian boyfriend named Kostyantyn Keshyshev. The lovers met in Rebecca’s former ballet troupe. It was rumored that in order to improve her career opportunities, Rebecca had broken up with Kostyantyn, an allegation that Rebecca denied.
Asked whether her dating relationship with her Kostyantyn had changed, Rebecca became tight-lipped and did not directly respond. However, Rebececca insisted that they were still dating and was unconcerned about recent cheating rumors surfacing [as a result of being photographed with Clayton Li].
Excerpt from Oriental Daily and On.cc
Jayne: Is this a publicity stunt claiming that Rebecca is romantically involved with Clayton Li?