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Miss Hong Kong 2007 ends with #3 Kayi Cheung winning:
Article translated from Singtao Newspaper ():
The Miss Hong Kong 2007 pageant was helded last night and it ended through controversy. The winner was #3 Kayi Cheung, a 23 year old student from the University of British Columbia, a university famous for producing Miss Hong Kong winners. Big favorite Gigi Lai look alike: Lily Ho failed to make the top 8 with a favorite #9 Grace Wong winning three awards: Miss International Goodwill, Miss Photogenic, and 1st runner up. Another favorite #7 Lorretta Chow dubbed as the Flora Chan look alike won the 2nd runner up title.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the pageant. Eric Tsang, Nat Chan, and Sammy Leung were the hosts. They unfortunely did not bring the show to it's climax and it ended normally. The judges were: Lotetta Chu (Miss Hong Kong 1977), Allan Zeman, Andrew Lau Wai Keung (movie director), Lily Ho (former actress), and Edward Cheng Wai-Sum. The Miss Photogenic judges included: Moses Chan, Charlie Yeung, Sofie Rahman (Miss Hong Kong 1995 1st runner up), and Mike He (Taiwan actor). Kate Tsui and Raymond Lam were the guest performers. Miss Hong Kong winners, runner ups, and one semifinalist totaling ten beauty queens from 1997 to 2006 was also invited at the event.
This year marks the 10th year anniversary of the unification of Hong Kong and China, Miss Hong Kong had a section on promoting and bringing up the problem of pollution. The first eight delegates answered question regarding pollution and the last eight bought their own childhood photos and talked about their unforgetable memories. Then the delegates had a performance with guest performers Kate Tsui and Raymond Lam, where some of the delegates went up a wall while getting hooked to a wire.
Next came the swimsuit section. The delegates' pre recorded scenes were shown and then each delegate took off their jacket. The scores were also seen on the television screen. The highest scores went to #7 Lorretta Chow, #9 Grace Wong, #11 Kendra Wong, and #12 Nicole Lee, a four way tie with an 34 out of 50. #14 Candice Chiu had stage fright and during the section, she walked too fast and took off the jacket too fast before the swimsuit scenes ended. This did not stop or effect her making from the top 8 though and going on to the top 5.
The delegates did the same routine like previous years where they answered questions in their swimsuits. There weren't any embrassing or hard questions this year. The top 8 included: #1 Joey Mak, #3 Kayi Cheung, #4 Mandy Wong, #5 Destiny Cheng, #6 Anita Wong, #7 Lorretta Chow, #9 Grace Wong, and #14 Candice Chiu. After the interview, the delegates were cut down to five including: #3 Kayi Cheung, #4 Mandy Wong, #7 Lorretta Chow, #9 Grace Wong, and #14 Candice Chiu.
After the announcement of the top 5, TVB showed some scenes of the delegates fliming (pre recorded). #14 Candice Chiu also said that people think she made it this far due to the relationships of her family. She later cried on stage. Miss International Goodwill and Miss Photogenic #9 Grace Wong also cried as she thanked her father and mother. The University of British Columbia has been famous for their beauty queens and they took the glory. Out of three of this year's delegates, two made the top 3 and were the university students. They were #3 Kayi Cheung and #7 Lorretta Chow. #9 Grace Wong also took three awards including 1st runner up, Miss International Goodwill, and Miss Photogenic. Upon the announcement of the winner, the audience had a moment of boos and jeers.
After the pageant, Miss Photogenic judge Charlie Yeung said that the top 3 were all her favorites. She said the winner #3 Kayi Cheung has a great personality. Mike He, the first time that he has been a Miss Photogenic judge said that #3 has been his favorite for the crown. He thinks Kayi has a sweet smile.
The winner, #3 Kayi Cheung expresses that she is not unhappy of being thought as a darkhorse who won surpringly. "I thought my performance was good," said Kayi. "The best was the interview with the hosts," she added. #9 Grace Wong received the 1st runner up title and said she was happy for receiving the Miss International Goodwill title. "#3 Kayi Cheung is pretty," Grace replied. Second runner up, #7 Lorretta Chow also thought that Kayi was pretty. When asked what did she lose in, she replied "I have to ask the judges to know then."
Comments: In the Singtao article yesterday (not this one), it said that #12 Nicole Lee tripped two times. First time was on stage during the performance of Raymond Lam and Kate Tsui where luckily #9 Grace Wong caught her. However when she went backstage, her whole body fell. Luckily the accident did not air and she was immediately assisted by #9 Grace Wong and a chaperone. Besides the accident, rumors are also spreading that the winner, Kayi Cheung won the crown due to secret relationships. Many internet fans have also supported #9 Grace Wong into taking her the winner's crown. The awards will be announced later.
Miss Hong Kong 2007 Final Results:
Winner: #3 Kayi Cheung
First runner up: #9 Grace Wong
Second runner up: #7 Lorretta Chow
Top 5 finalists: #4 Mandy Wong and #14 Candice Chiu
Top 8 semifinalists: #1 Joey Mak, #5 Destiny Cheng, and #6 Anita Wong
Miss International Goodwill: #9 Grace Wong
Miss Photogenic: #9 Grace Wong
Miss Tourism Ambassador: #2 Lily Ho
Most Attractive Legs: #7 Lorretta Chow
Miss Vivality Ambassador: #3 Kayi Cheung
Best Perfume Wisdom Award: #6 Anita Wong
Image Improvement Star Award: #15 Joyce Ko
Perfect Intelligence Star: #11 Kendra Wong
Contestant Most Suited To Wearing Jewelry: #12 Nicole Lee
Comments: Very disappointed. I just cannot believe that Kayi won. She did not have the height, barely smiled throughtout the competition, and the figure. She just won on the interview. I thought the night belonged to #7 Lorretta (who received the highest swimsuit interview score -80) or #9 Grace who won both Miss International Goodwill and Miss Photogenic. Both have the standard heights of Miss Hong Kong. Both looked and performed better in terms of other competitions (catwalk, poses, etc.). I thought the best Kayi can do is 3rd or even a top 5 position. I predicted her to even not make the top 10 (although I thought she will get pass it). I totally was shocked and surprised with her win. The audience was also surprised like me. They booed at Kayi upon her announcement into the top 5 and when she was named the winner. What were the judges thinking? What were the judges judging the contestants on? 100% interview. I could not see how Kayi won other than her interview. Kayi is also one of the shortest Miss Hong Kongs (joining Shirley Yeung and Virginia Yung). I will give a newspaper story and PB's Best In Interview, Evening Gown, and Swimsuit tomorrow.
Viewers' Choice for Miss Hong Kong 2007
|Who is your favorite to win the Miss Hong Kong 2007 title? [87 votes total]
|#1 Joey Mak Ho-Yee (2)
|#2 Lily Ho Ngo-Yee (24)
|#3 Kayi Cheung (Overseas delegate from Vancouver) (2)
|#4 Mandy Wong Chi-Man (1)
|#5 Destiny Cheng Ying-Ying (0)
|#6 Anita Wong Wai-Lam (2)
|#7 Lorretta Chow Mei-Yun (23)
|#8 Janis Leung Wing-Sze (Overseas delegate from Vancouver) (2)
|#9 Grace Wong Kwan-Hing (7)
|#10 Louise Wong Yin-Yun (3)
|#11 Kendra Wong Chung-Yin (Overseas delegate from San Francisco) (5)
|#12 Nicole Lee Kit-Ying (13)
|#13 Silvia Leung Ga-Yun (0)
|#14 Candice Chiu Ga-Dik (2)
|#15 Joyce Ko Ho-Ting (1)
|#16 Jenny Cheng Wai-Ching (Overseas delegate from Las Vegas) (0)
Congratulations! #2 Lily Ho won the Viewers' Choice for Miss Hong Kong 2007 award. She won 24 votes, one more vote than second place winner, Lorretta Chow! Third place is #12 Nicole Lee with 13 votes, 4th place for #9 Grace Wong, and 5th place to Overseas contestant #11 Kendra Wong. Lily was also voted Miss HK Beauties' People's Choice award. Will Lily gather the most votes for the popularity title on like here? Remember to watch the pageant LIVE on the Jade channel in Hong Kong at 8:30 p.m. It will also be televised live in Australia and Singapore with delayed telecasts to Malaysia, Europe, The US, and Canada.
Miss Hong Kong contestants pose in swimsuits. Tomorrow is the finals:
Yesterday, the 16 contestants met in the Hong Kong Coliseum and posed in swimsuits. Although organizers of the pageant made the delegates keep fit but the press was rather harsh on the delegates. #2 Lily Ho, #11 Kendra Wong, and #16 Jenny Cheng was criticized for their unporportional figures and hips. #1 Joey Mak, #5 Destiny Cheng, #7 Lorretta Chow, and #9 Grace Wong were said to stood out yesterday night. #5 Destiny Cheng was also luckily chosen out of the 16 delegates to wear the $1.8 million (HKD) crown. #6 Anita Wong and #10 Louise Wong were picked by the 14 finalists of Mr. Hong Kong 2007 as their winners. Tomorrow night will be the finals. With months of hard work and effort, tomorrow will tell it all.
After viewing many photos of the delegates and their performances on television, Pageant Beauties chose their pick for Miss Photogenic. She is...
It's her again! Her tall figure and performance in the New Talent Singing Contest 2005 did bring Lorretta experience in the camera and photos. Congratulations! Will Lorretta win the Miss Photogenic title tonight?
Who is Pageant Beauties' pick for Miss Hong Kong 2007? The winner is:
Congratulations! Taking the Best Offical Portrait, Miss Photogenic, and Best In Reality Show awards, Lorretta takes the big one. A favorite from the start, Lorretta has the height, poise, and Michelle Ye looks (Miss Chinese International 1999). Lorretta can easily win the title tonight or place in the top 3. Wish her the best of luck!
Second place is to #9 Grace Wong. Grace is a beautiful contestant from the start and is a favorite. Grace's personality and catwalk skills from Miss Chinatown USA can pull her an advantage. Also being able to speak fluent english, this might make her take 1st runner up.
Third place went to #2 Lily Ho. Lily is the big favorite from the start but her height and figure has been a disadvantage. However Lily has the potential to take it all. However will the age be a major factor?
In the top 5 are #12 Nicole Lee (4th) and #1 Joey Mak (5th). Nicole has had grace and beauty throughout the whole contest and resembles a little like Ivy Lui (Miss Chinese International 2007 1st runner up). Nicole has looked beautiful and graceful in the Reality Show and in public appearances. She can also take the Miss Photogenic award. #1 Joey Mak, a 18 year old favorite that has a sweet smile and great personality. She is also very tough after that fall in the Great Wall during the fliming in Beijing. However Joey has the potential to move up to the top 3 and win some awards.
Top 10 semifinalists include: #6 Anita Wong (6th), #4 Mandy Wong (7th), #5 Destiny Cheng (8th), #14 Candice Chiu Ga-Dik (9th), and #10 Louise Wong (10th).
Predictions for awards:
Miss Photogenic: #7 Lorretta Chow
Miss International Goodwill: #7 Lorretta Chow or #12 Nicole Lee
Miss Internet Popularity: # 2 Lily Ho
It was hard making the top 10 list. Every delegate has a chance to make it in and there will be surprises. #3 Kayi Cheung, winner of the Vivcious Beauty Award at Miss Chinese Vancouver 2005 is on the alternates list for the top 10. Her training in Miss Chinese Vancouver might help her. #11 and #13 are also fierce competitors and cannot be looked down in any way. There is my list of predictions. After viewing the show, the winners of the Best In Evening Gown, Best In Swimsuit, and Best In Interview will be announced. Go to: and for live results. I will not update until I watch the show (starting at 8:30 p.m.) in the US (that will kill all the suspense then! I will announce the Viewers' Choice winner later on tonight. Voting ends on 1:00 a.m.