Newly crowned Mr HK from Nevada 'in it for the fun'

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 05 August, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 05 August, 2008, 12:00am

There is a new Mr Hong Kong, and he is Michael Tsu Wilson. The 23-year-old from Nevada topped 11 other beefcake candidates in Saturday's televised contest. The screaming on TV couldn't match the delirium of 600 women live at TVB's Tseung Kwan O studio, though.

Naturally, everyone was most interested in the swimsuit competition, with the boys flexing and pumping their ... er ... pecs. However, it was generally agreed that Tsu (right) won for his smile.

'I didn't know that there was such a competition until my mum told me,' he said afterwards. 'I thought it was a show to perform talents, kind of like an American Idol for men. I thought it would be fun to do in the summer.'

Tsu is unsure if he will stay in Hong Kong after his reign ends. In the meantime, he just wants to enjoy the title.

'I put a lot into it and it paid off. When I got tired and didn't think I could practise [the routines] any more, my friends were always there to support me. It is more about fun than talent.'

It wasn't just local females who liked the show. A group of female Oxford and Cambridge students teaching English for the summer attended. They all loved it, even if it wasn't quite the full monty.

'[Tsu] is very cute and the show was just great. We don't have anything like this back home. I wish we'll have a Mr England contest soon,' one gal hoped.