The Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2008 winner, Edelweiss Cheung (centre), stands next to Skye Chan (left) who would later go on to takeover her duties, and second runner-up Samantha Ko (right). Photo: Oliver TsangThe Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2008 winner, Edelweiss Cheung (centre), stands next to Skye Chan (left) who would later go on to takeover her duties, and second runner-up Samantha Ko (right). Photo: Oliver Tsang
The Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2008 winner, Edelweiss Cheung (centre), stands next to Skye Chan (left) who would later go on to takeover her duties, and second runner-up Samantha Ko (right). Photo: Oliver Tsang

The Miss Hong Kong pageant runner-up who was big winner when victor’s crown slipped, and how it changed her life

2008 contest winner Edelweiss Cheung’s contract was frozen after she was photographed smoking and kissing her boyfriend in public. Runner-up Skye Chan had to step into the role, and it kick-started her television career 

Topic |   Fame and celebrity
The Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2008 winner, Edelweiss Cheung (centre), stands next to Skye Chan (left) who would later go on to takeover her duties, and second runner-up Samantha Ko (right). Photo: Oliver TsangThe Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2008 winner, Edelweiss Cheung (centre), stands next to Skye Chan (left) who would later go on to takeover her duties, and second runner-up Samantha Ko (right). Photo: Oliver Tsang
The Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2008 winner, Edelweiss Cheung (centre), stands next to Skye Chan (left) who would later go on to takeover her duties, and second runner-up Samantha Ko (right). Photo: Oliver Tsang
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