The Miss Hong Kong 2014 winners, Veronica Shiu (邵珮詩), Erin Wong (王卓淇), and Katherine Ho (何艷娟), received much criticism for their victories. Viewers were shocked by the results and contested the fairness of the voting system since hot favorite, Sofiee Ng (吳凱欣), failed to place as the top three finalists.
In response to the controversies, Veronica, Erin, and Katherine firmly defended their victories. Veronica said, “It felt like a dream after winning the crown. I know that the public is questioning the results. Looking back at video clips of the pageant finals, I felt that my performance was not bad and did not feel that the results were unexpected. The three of us performed very well that night. Perhaps the public only looked at our photo stills. Judges have a more full-fledged impression of us since they were at the show live and interacted with us.”
Sofiee Ng Admits Mistakes
Sitting next to the three beauty queens in a recent interview, Sofiee admitted that her performance during the interview segment was terrible due to her anxiety before a live audience. Sofiee embarrassingly said, “Hot favorites and dark horses are just labels that the media give. All along, I knew that Veronica had experience with pageants and her performance was very good. Her dance and figure skating routine in the finals were beautiful– she definitely deserved the title. I’m very happy that the netizens chose me as their winner, but perhaps they didn’t see my performance. They didn’t know that I did very poorly during the interview segment. I have good sportsmanship; I know I didn’t do well and I admit defeat!”
Erin Wong Knew She Was First Runner-up
Erin was noted for her confidence throughout the competition. “I’m very pleased with my performance in the finals. A lot of people thought my responses were scripted, but that’s not true – I really didn’t know the questions. I was scared by the questions myself. They always tell us that it’s important to gain a lot of points during Q&A and I thought my answers were good. After I answered, I started thinking that I would have a chance at making top three,” Erin disclosed.
As a supporter of Veronica, Erin revealed that she also cast her Miss Friendship vote for the winner due to a washroom mishap earlier. As it turns out, Erin ran out of toilet paper when she was in the washroom once and it was Veronica who immediately came to the rescue. When the top three finalists were announced, Erin knew that she would be placed first runner-up while Veronica would win the crown.
Katherine Ho Wants to Host and Act
Second runner-up, Katherine Ho, was well-spoken during the pageant due to background in law. Despite the harsh criticism over her placement, Katherine has an optimistic outlook. She understands that not everyone will like her, but she will accept the challenges ahead. For the next step in her career, Katherine wants to put her skills to use and become a host and an actress.
Veronica, Erin, and Sofiee also expressed interests in acting for TVB. While Erin wants to work with Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍) and Kenneth Ma (馬國明), Veronica hopes to portray a police officer in a future drama.
This article is written Su for JayneStars.com.