Miss Hong Kong Pageant

Never say Dai Mingfang, it sounds too feminine

Frank Dai Mingfang (centre)

Why is it that Frank Dai Mingfang, the chairman of solar-panel equipment maker Hanergy Solar Group, is so careful about the use of his name?

Wednesday, 12 June, 2013, 3:56am

Betty Lee: Public relations guru in the right place at the right time

Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Betty Lee Ching-wan's well-known public relations, marketing and corporate communications career has spanned more than 35 years. Yet, across the varied industries that Lee's society-defining campaigns have worked to promote, she's never once applied for a job. Rather, it's her energy and need to represent the community that has seen her successfully evolve.

9 Oct 2012 - 3:45pm

Injuries no barrier to star bringing her own sparkle to very special gem show

Cheng Yu-tung and Karen Mok Man-wai with a rare diamond

Karen Mok Man-wai's workaholic tendencies have been causing her some problems. Following a car accident a few months ago, which left her with a bruised hip and sprained ankle, she reportedly went back to work on the movie Man of Tai Chi the day after she was discharged from hospital.

28 Aug 2012 - 3:59am

Post wins six prizes in photography and writing

The South China Morning Post has won six prizes in the 2011 Hong Kong News Awards.

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Time to talk sweetheart gifts for Sire and Moses

They might be just plastic wristwatches for some, but Swatch's timepieces brought back peachy memories for TVB actress Sire Ma Choi.

27 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Beauty queens share secrets of skincare, love and marriage

It is a smart ploy by skincare producers to pick spokeswomen from within the beauty pageant circuit. After all, these ladies do not need much help to look gorgeous. For Methode Swiss, Miss Photogenic winners from past Miss Hong Kong pageants have always been top choices.

6 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Advertiser takes lessons from Linda Chung

TVB actress Linda Chung Ka-yan has struck gold recently with her performance as the teacher Miss Koo in the hit TVB series Yes, Sir. Sorry, Sir!. Not only is she a front runner to be named best actress at TVB's annual awards, but even companies she's a spokeswoman for are playing off the role.

18 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Beauty and the best at award show

Cosmopolitan beauty awards presentation and charity dinner

Where: Harbour Grand Hong Kong

When: November 24

31 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Bags of mementos make Furla's launch an interactive event

The city's posh bag-loving ladies were out in force at Central's Azure restaurant on Thursday to celebrate the launch of Furla's autumn-winter collection.

Celebrities and socialites, including former Miss Hong Kong Mandy Cho Man-lei and model-turned-actress Lynn Xiong Dailin, were seen sporting the Italian brand's latest exotic safari-themed bags and shoes.

16 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Pseudo-models get more attention

It seems even the so-called pseudo-models are more highly rated among the internet community than this year's Miss Hong Kong winners - some Net users have even nicknamed newly crowned beauty queen Toby Chan Ting-yan 'Miss Pork Chop'. But at least other, former beauty queens weren't as mean.

5 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Human resources consultant takes crown

Human resources consultant Toby Chan, 22, was crowned Miss Hong Kong last night, beating 14 other contestants. Chan said the secret of her success was good health and diet. University student Sammi Cheung, 22, was runner-up, while second runner-up was Lisa Ch'ng, 23, also a student. The pageant was held at the Coliseum in Hung Hom.

2 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Loletta Chu Lo Ling-ling

CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME I was brought up in Myanmar [then Burma] as third-generation Myanmar-Chinese. The country is over 90 per cent Buddhist and the people are very kind; they practise charity in their daily lives. With that and my mother's influence, my sisters and I have always been aware of the act of giving. I have some family members still there; I try to go back once every year or two.

28 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Elusive Miss HK not welcome to share in beauty pageant's crowning glory

'In the event the winner cannot perform her duties, the first runner-up will take her place.'

There's a reason why beauty pageant hosts always quote this line. Sometimes the winner doesn't fulfil all her obligations.

This seems to be the case with last year's Miss Hong Kong, Edelweiss Cheung Shu-nga (pictured).

20 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Ugly side of the glamour business

Beauty pageants in Hong Kong have frequently generated scandals.

Five days after winning the 1997 Miss Asia Beauty Pageant, Janice Chu Yin-chun was discovered to have been married for four years, breaking the regulations that contestants must be single. Her title was given to the first runner-up, Belinda Hammett.

16 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Risky business

'I was in talks with a mainland milk-powder label earlier about a potential commercial project, but soon after the tainted-milk-powder scandal broke on the news, I put the project on hold. I also rang up my mainland agent to request more documents to prove that their products were safe to be consumed. If I am to make this advert, I will try out the products myself.

2 Oct 2008 - 12:00am