Cecil Chao

Born in 1936, Cecil Chao Sze-tsung is a Hong Kong based real estate tycoon and chairman of HK-listed developer Cheuk Nang Holdings. Known for his flamboyant playboy lifestyle, Chao raised eyebrows the world over in September 2012 when he announced a HK$ 500 million bounty to look for a man who could win the heart of his daughter Gigi Chao, who is believed to be lesbian and have married her partner in a civil union overseas. 

Mum's the word as Roman 'takes over' the Chao empire

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 22 September, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 22 September, 1993, 12:00am

MUM and Dad will no doubt have words with him about the correct procedure when posing for the press. But this was Roman's first experience of prying lenses, so he can be excused for shutting his eyes wearily when Cecil and Terri Chao allowed Keeping Postedto have the first peek at their three-month-old bundle of joy.

The nursery at the sprawling Villa Cecil duplex in Pokfulam is now a picture in blue - the workmen building Terri's studio where she plans to do her painting having been hurriedly diverted to complete Roman's cosy place instead.

Ravishing Terri, the lady with the exotic genes, said she had not been out on the social circuit of late as she wanted to spend as much time as possible with her ''cute and gorgeous little boy'' - although she left us wondering whether she meant Roman or Cecil.

Now back to her previous shapely form, the American-Vietnamese beauty told us the weight ''just rolled away'' with hardly any effort.

''My friends were all amazed and some even thought I was employing the services of a private trainer,'' she said.

''But all I did was swim every day and work out at the Jockey Club gym with Cecil. Actually, he was my personal trainer.''



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