Gigi Chao

Two Danish comics to write Sacha Baron Cohen's film of Gigi Chao's story

Two Danish comics to write Sacha Baron Cohen's film of Gigi Chao's story

Comedians Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam are reported to have signed up for the Hollywood film loosely inspired by Hong Kong billionaire Cecil Chao Sze-tsung's HK$500 million bounty to woo and wed his lesbian daughter, Gigi.

Friday, 10 May, 2013, 11:20am 1 comment

Gigi Chao, partner and dad attend Dirty Dancing show … separately

Gigi Chao (right) and her partner Sean Eav arrive for the show, followed shortly afterward by her father. Photo: May Tse

Gigi Chao and her father may have different opinions about how she lives her life, but that did not deter them from enjoying a night at the theatre under the same roof last night.

21 Apr 2013 - 8:00am

Gigi Chao: I hope my parents accept my other half

Gigi Chao. Photo: May Tse

Gigi Chao, the lesbian daughter of property tycoon Cecil Chao Sze-tsung, said she would never stop trying to get her parents to accept her partner. "I think it will be a great pity if I cannot make them accept my other half before I die," Chao told a Chinese University forum organised by the university's chapter of global youth network AIESEC last night.

12 Apr 2013 - 8:40am 2 comments

I was thrown out of the closet but decided to set a good example, says Gigi Chao

Gigi Chao says anti-discrimination laws would mean fewer people living a double life and the beginning of an open society. Photo: May Tse

It forced Gigi Chao, 33, out of the closet and into the middle of a global media frenzy as the world's most famous lesbian. Now she has emerged as a new leader in the fight for equal rights for Hong Kong's gay and transgender community.

11 Apr 2013 - 2:38pm 6 comments

Gigi Chao - reluctant celebrity

Gigi Chao (left) and Sean Eav at Hong Kong Cancer Fund party. Photo: Lam King Yin

Wealthy people are definitely different. Not content with having her father publicly “out” her and drag her through the world’s press by offering a HK$500 million bounty for a husband to make her straight, lesbian Gigi Chao has now given a full sit-down talk to Hong Kong Tatler.

11 Jul 2013 - 4:07pm 3 comments

Brickbats and Bouquets

Gigi Chao, right, daughter of the Hong Kong property tycoon Cecil Chao, poses with her partner Sean Eav at an event in Hong Kong. Photo: AP

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18 Feb 2013 - 12:51pm

When readers write: (sic) thinking inside the inbox

Cecil Chao Sze-tsung, chairman of developer Cheuk Nang Holdings. Photo: SCMP

This column receives various e-mail responses, mostly from fans, but some which are just bizarre.

18 Feb 2013 - 4:13am

Wealthy have only themselves to blame

David Chor and his wife Gloria

If you don't want to air your dirty laundry in public, don't talk to reporters. It's elementary but somehow people keep forgetting it.

8 Feb 2013 - 3:25am 8 comments

Cecil Chao’s 15 minutes of fame continues with Gigi pledge renewal

Cecil Chao Sze-tsung, chairman of developer Cheuk Nang Holdings and father of Gigi Chao, poses for a photo at his home at Pok Fu Lam on October 16, 2012. Photo: SCMP

I don’t suppose any Hong Kong person seriously thought Cecil Chao, wealthy playboy of the parish and brother of shipping tycoon George, would ever become an international media star. But as Andy Warhol famously said, everyone can be famous for 15 minutes.

31 Jan 2013 - 10:49am

Hong Kong Philharmonic's Classical Broadway concert

David and Nancy Chiu - with Winnie Chiu centre

When Gigi Chao was studying in London, going to the theatre, museums and galleries were among her favourite pastimes. She still enjoys some cultural stimulation from time to time, such as Hong Kong Philharmonic's Classic Broadway concert, which she attended on Friday.

29 Jan 2013 - 3:59am

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12 Mar 2013 - 3:36pm

Film about 'dowry' must make me look good, says Cecil Chao

Cecil Chao

Property tycoon Cecil Chao Sze-tsung said he would be happy to help Hollywood filmmakers create a comedy based on his HK$500 million marriage bounty offer for his daughter Gigi, but on the condition that he was portrayed in a positive light.

17 Oct 2012 - 11:51am

Big-spending Cecil Chao's billions do not interfere with his happiness

Cecil Chao Sze-tsung, who plans to open a museum about himself. Photos: May Tse

Unexpected fame from his efforts to find a male suitor for his daughter, who has married her lesbian partner, has not changed the lifestyle of billionaire playboy Cecil Chao Sze-tsung.

He still enjoys the companionship of more than one woman, he still prefers a desk phone to a mobile - and he still doesn't believe in same-sex relationships.

17 Oct 2012 - 3:14am

Cecil Chao hopes for 'natural cure' for gay daughter Gigi

Daughter Gigi Chao

Billionaire playboy Cecil Chao, who offered nearly HK$500 million to any man who could turn his lesbian daughter Gigi straight, has now said he hopes that the "change" will occur naturally.

Property magnate Chao, 76, offered the bounty after finding out about his daughter's marriage to her partner of eight years Sean Eav.

15 Oct 2012 - 4:04pm 2 comments

'I'm not forcing Gigi,' stunned Cecil Chao says of marriage bounty

"All I want is for my daughter to have a better chance to choose a better path for her life," says tycoon Cecil Chao. Photo: AP

Real estate tycoon Cecil Chao Sze-tsung says he was stunned by the global reaction to his offer to pay a HK$500 million marriage bounty to the man who could win his daughter's heart.

"All the reaction was very shocking. I really didn't expect this," the 76-year-old told the Sunday Morning Post.

7 Oct 2012 - 2:54pm