HK model bags limelight despite Hilton heiress' strut down the catwalk

PUBLISHED : Monday, 16 January, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 16 January, 2012, 12:00am


Hotel chain heiress Nicky Hilton was in Hong Kong for the first time last week but during her brief stay in town, she saw little of the city, other than from the window of her Ritz Carlton suite.

The jade market was on top of Hilton's to-do list because she wanted to get her sister, Paris, some souvenirs of the trip, she said.

Flown in for Japanese accessories brand Samantha Thavasa, the socialite was booked for media interviews, a store grand opening in Times Square and a celebration party in Ritz Carlton's Ozone bar.

Hilton trotted down the runway with models from Japan and Hong Kong to showcase the bags at the evening party. She was surrounded by fans with their camera phones eager to get a picture.

Stealing the scene, however, was HK model Marie Zhuge, who recently confirmed the rumours of her miscarriage. Adding to the limelight value, her tycoon heir fianc? Ernie Sit also showed up at the party in support.

'He's actually here to pick me up after the job. It's very sweet,' Zhuge said. '[After what happened], Ernie's even more worried about me than I am for myself.

'We talk on the phone for hours every day. He's always asking me whether I'm eating enough and what I'm feeling. I know he is my Mr Right.'