University graduate, 22, is people’s choice for Miss Hong Kong 2013

PUBLISHED : Monday, 02 September, 2013, 10:03am
UPDATED : Monday, 02 September, 2013, 1:32pm

Grace Chan-hoi lam is the people’s choice for Miss Hong Kong this year.

The 22-year-old university graduate beat hundreds of hopefuls to win the pageant held at TVB City on Sunday.

Grace, who says she enjoys singing, cooking, reading and playing the piano, hopes to become a television variety host and successful artist.

First runner-up in the competition was Sisley Choi and second runner-up Moon Lau.

This year's competition went without a hitch, but 2012's pageant was mired in scandal amid allegations its online voting system had been hacked. 

Millions of votes were recorded during the contest but the winner, 24-year-old Carat Cheung, was chosen by the five judges on stage after the widely advertised internet-based system broke down.

PricewaterhouseCoopers were appointed as auditors and later found no evidence of malicious hacking. However, the investigation  found that the number of votes registered "far exceeded" the system's capacity in the hour leading to its collapse.