Once a starting point for many fa dans and even international actresses, the contestants for the Miss Hong Kong 2022 pageant include many highly educated contestants including Masters and Doctorate degree holders. However, word spread that two of these contestants Cecca Xu (許子萱) and Chloe Cheung (張光怡) locked horns and faced off during their pageant training!
One’s a Published Author, Other’s a Newly Minted Doctor
Nicknamed “belle of the financial world”, 25-year-old investment banking analyst Cecca Xu was accepted into the MBA programs of both Oxford and Cambridge, and has a published book to her name.
Raising attention with her resemblance to Louisa Mak (麥明詩), Chole Cheung graduated from Hong Kong University Faculty of Medicine and recently became a qualified doctor; and comes from an affluent family with a corporate high-flier mother, and a father who is also a doctor.
While the two were expected to strike up an easy friendship due to their similar backgrounds, Cecca and Chloe are apparently more foes than friends — insiders revealed that they had a major face-off while training for the finals during the contestants’ staycation at Discovery Bay. Ironically, both were not the most popular among the other girls – the pampered Chloe was exposed to exhibit “princess syndrome” during the 7 days of training, whereas the brash-talking Cecca also ruffled a few feathers with her forthright manners.
Chole’s Incompetent Dancing Irks Cecca?
As members of team red, the two shared many singing and dance training sessions and these led to mini-conflicts and brooding unhappiness. A competent dancer, Cecca had little patience for Chloe, who would miss her beats during an umbrella dance rehearsal. When the instructor told everyone to slow their pace down during a singing rehearsal, Cecca was captured on camera turning her head, and giving Chloe the side eye.
With their mutual dissatisfaction boiling over during a particular dance rehearsal, even team leader Reina Chan (陳瑞菱) was helpless when she tried unsuccessfully to resolve matters between them. As expected, a quick check revealed that Cecca and Chloe do not follow each other on social media. Asked about the duo’s rumors of discord, dance instructor Maverick Mak (麥秋成) merely replied that he was unclear about the matter, while the show’s producer Stella Ho (何小慧) has yet to respond as of press time.