When Miss Hong Kong Mandy Cho Man-lei went to pick up one of her many prizes last week, the staff at Reliance Motors were abuzz. Would she like the car, the colour? Would the San Franciscan keep the vehicle or simply sell it, ruining the whole point of the sponsorship? Imagine the relief when Reliance staff found the 20-year-old to be ever so gracious. Says Gary Lai, of Reliance: 'She was so nice. We thought she may want to change things on the car [an Accord], or even sell it for money. Mandy does not have her driving licence yet, but she told me she would keep it for her father - she said she would never sell it because it was her 'lucky car'.' How touching. But who knows what will really happen to the car? On the night of her pageant triumph, Mandy and her dad seemed to have no trouble fibbing as they acted out a dramatic dialogue on stage. He said how proud of her he was and, if she won, he would allow her to stay on in Hong Kong. He then took her airline ticket, the one that was going to take his precious Mandy back to San Francisco, and tore it up. Very touching stuff - and a big fat lie. Mandy later admitted that the 'ticket' was simply a prop, not the real thing. Luckily, the car is worth $233,000 - enough for plenty of tickets.