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Tycoon offers HK$500m bounty to find husband for gay daughter

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 26 September, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 26 September, 2012, 3:42pm

Wanted: kind, generous man to marry tycoon's daughter. Must be talented with a good heart.

HK$500 million reward for the successful applicant.

That's the bounty property developer Cecil Chao Sze-tsung is offering for the right man to marry his daughter, Gigi Chao. There's just one catch - she revealed her same-sex marriage last week.

Rejecting suggestions Gigi, 33, is a lesbian and describing news of her union as "false reports by newspapers", the 76-year-old owner of Cheuk Nang (Holdings) said the offer was "an inducement to attract someone who has the talent but not the capital to start his own business".

Gigi was quoted last week as saying that she married Sean Eav, her female partner of seven years, in France on April 4. Same-sex marriage is not legally recognised in Hong Kong, although France has civil unions.

"I don't mind whether he is rich or poor. The important thing is that he is generous and kind-hearted," the playboy tycoon said of the man he is seeking for his daughter.

"Gigi is a very good woman with both talents and looks. She is devoted to her parents, is generous and does volunteer work."

Asked if the plan would upset his daughter, Chao said he would not force a marriage if she did not like the prospective groom.

Gigi is the eldest of three children fathered by Chao, who claims to have had 10,000 girlfriends but has never wed.

He made his remarks yesterday after issuing a statement on Monday saying his daughter was still single. Gigi could not be reached for comment last night.



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It is such a humiliation from her own dad IN PUBLIC!
I don't believe in karma but in ' you reap what you sow'. Having years of a promiscuous life he made it sound like a proud achievement and it only serve him right that his heir is a byproduct of his dysfunctional family. Many homosexual children are insecure because of failed relationships or marriages and it's logical to assume this girl has chosen this sexual orientation because her daddy figure is obscured with lies and deceptions. For a man who have had relationship with over 10,000 women ? Raised in this family where women were merely objects to exploit? I would turn homo even if I'm straight on the inside just to get on his nerve while whispering " Mom, this one is for you!"
You're kidding, right? Her dad's promiscuity is the reason she's gay? You're an idiot. Seriously. She's in a committed relationship with a person she loves. 7 years in fact. That's more stable and mature than bedding 10,000 women. She didn't choose to be gay, you moron. She was born that way. Her dad sounds like the immature twit in this whole sad story. He's acting like a pimp. Gross.
I can't believe they edit out the word 'g-y' in these posts. Gees, Hong Kong is backwards socially.
You tried to post this g*y word in asiaexpats and they deleted the whole thing! HK IS EXTREMELY BACKWARD AND CONSERVATIVE. You can talk about heterosexual relationships in explicit details but when it comes to G*Y word, the media delete the whole thing! Someone should protest against SCMP!
Welcome to HK....first feel sorry for this poor little girl abused by hisnfather. Second I think Cicil is an arrogant and low low guy thinking money is everything after all he is still pretty poor on the Forbes list so nothing to boast about. Also for the 10,000 women he had is pointless to prove nothing unless he got without paying for it purely because of his charm. But I would imagine he had used money in all cases. He must be a boring guy doing the same thing over and over again for 10,000 times that is 365 days x almost 30 years everyday...does he has other hobby or meaningful things in his life? I feel sorry for him...
$500 Million not a bad deal. i wonder what other criteria they need from the applicant? would he offer any down payment to one who will be eventually rejected by Gigi?lol
Talk about Hong Kong own "Modern Family"
Good luck to Gigi. May she find happiness on her own chosen path.
Cecil, you sound like you're selling your daughter.
Get with the times.



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