Miss Asia Quest contest

PUBLISHED : Monday, 07 March, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 07 March, 1994, 12:00am

YESTERDAY being Sunday the beautiful people from Repulse Bay to Pokfulam were coming to terms with the washing machine, the microwave and, in some cases, even the children.

Meanwhile, many of the people who usually take care of such bothersome matters - the Filipino domestic helpers - were at the ballroom of the Holiday Inn Golden Mile where the all-Filipino Miss Asia Quest 1994 beauty contest was in full swing. Keeping Posted looked in on the pulchritudinous goings-on backstage and it could have matched anything thrown up at the Miss World contest.

''And the winner . . .'' The MC paused for a second but backstage it seemed like an eternity. The announcement continued: ''Miss Asia Quest 1994 - Elda Sarossa.'' In time honoured style Elda bit her lip and fought back the tears. ''I am so very, very happy,'' she pronounced at winning the crown and receiving accompanying prizes which included a return air ticket to the Philippines.

Now Elda - pictured above at centre, flanked by runners-up (from left) Yolanda Catalan, Hermie Tabuda, Marissa Capili and Imelda Salvador - can only hope that her employer will give her the time off to use her prize.